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Articles grouped by subject area

    To read a selection of my articles grouped by subject area, please click on the topic:
Medical Physics and Healthcare Technology      Careers in Science      Cars     Steam Locomotives    

Links between Science and Performing or Visual Art

Articles grouped by publication

     Further articles can be found below, grouped according to the magazine or newspaper title.


    To read my 'Working Life' articles in Science please click on the respective titles. 

Strength in disability, March 27, 2015 issue; Life inspires applications, October 17, 2014 issue.

Science Careers

    Links to articles I have written since 2011 for the online magazine Science Careers can be found on my articles for Science Careers page or my Author page on the Science Careers website.

Physics World

    Please follow this link to read my 2014 Physics World article Navigating new cultures that reveals how several physicists have successfully managed cultural differences when working or studying overseas. (This link will download the free pdf of the March 2014 Graduate Careers supplement.) Similarly to see my 2013 Physics World article Medal-winning presentations about using ideas from sports psychology to help give better presentations, please follow the link which will download the free pdf of the March 2013 Graduate Careers supplement. 

    My September 2014 feature Leadership required, which investigates what it takes to lead CERN, can be read by clicking on the article title. Meanwhile to read some of my earlier features for Physics World, written between 1998 and 2000, please click here.

Materials World

    My feature Driving Materials Forward about the materials and processes used by bespoke supercar and sports car manufacturers, which was published in the July 2017 issue of Materials World can be read on my Articles About Cars webpage. The following link will take you to Sculpting the urban landscape, my feature about the materials and processes used in the creation of public sculptures, published in the April 2015 issue of Materials World.


    In 2009 I began writing for E&T (Engineering and Technology), the members magazine of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). A selection of my features for E&T can be read by clicking here. 


    A selection of the scientist profiles I wrote between 2006 and 2008 for the Institute of Physics Interactions newspaper can be read via my Articles from Interactions page, as can several articles about projects linking physics and the arts, and a piece about my visit to sculptor Antony Gormley's exhibition at The Hayward Gallery in London in 2007.

Times Higher Education Supplement

    To read a selection of my 2000 and 2001 news stories from The Times Higher Education Supplement, please click here.

New Scientist

    Several of my New Scientist articles written between 1997 and 2000 are available online. Please go to my articles for New Scientist page for links to them.