Ed lives in London with his wife and works as an Information Officer at Cancer Research UK. After leaving university with degree in hand, he made an abortive foray into scientific research before realising that he much prefers to talk about science than to actually do it.
This blog began as an attempt to get some regular practice at science writing. Ed likes (a) science, (b) writing, and (c) the Internet, and therefore reasoned that he would probably enjoy (d) writing about science on the Internet.
Over a year on and Not Exactly Rocket Science has since taken a life of its own and (shh, don’t tell anyone) has actually accrued an audience. Ed now writes between 2-3 new articles a week for it, sticking to his original mission statement of explaining science in an engaging and understandable way, and only ever writing from original research papers.
Ed nabbed 3 consecutive runner-up prizes in the Daily Telegraph’s Science Writer Awards from 2004-2006, before finally winning the competition in 2007.
Ed finds writing about himself in the third person strange and unsettling. Occasionally, he stands in front of swirly backgrounds. The photo above makes Ed look suave, but he’d like to assure you that he’s really not.