BEST FEATURE - 2018
Medical Journalism Association
For a long feature about humanity's progress on wiping out cancer.
JUNE L. BIEDLER PRIZE FOR CANCER JOURNALISM - 2018
American Association for Cancer Research
"Closing in in Cancer: New Therapies and New Priorities", The Economist.
SCIENCE COMMENTATOR OF THE YEAR, 2016
This award was given for opinion writing, including an op-ed on concussion.
BEST FEATURE, 2016
Association of British Science Writers
"The age of the red pen: It is now easy to edit the genomes of plants, animals and humans".
Medical Journalists' Association
This piece about concussion did not win in 2016, but was shortlisted--which I was really pleased about. Bang to Rights, was a finalist for "Mental Health Story of the Year" 2016.
HIGHLY COMMENDED - 2015
British Journalism Awards
Feature about the future of gene editing, The Age of the Red Pen.
BRONZE MEDAL - 2009
United Nations Correspondent's Association and The Prince Albert Foundation
This award was given for an investigation uncovering serious problems in the forest carbon market in Papua New Guinea. The award was shared with the fabulous Ilya Gridneff of Australian Associated Press. The award was given by Ban Ki-moon, secretary-general of the United Nations.
OUTSTANDING JOURNALISM AWARD - 2004
Feature: "The Promise of a Blue Revolution" it correctly predicted the rise in fish farming, an increase in its productivity and efficiency.