popular articles & reviews

“Jabbed”: Review of On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss, Text Publishing. Australian Book Review, 372: 60 (2015).

“Constant Companion”: Review of Gardens of Fire: An Investigative Memoir by Robert Kenny, UWA Publishing. Australian Book Review, 357: 13-14 (2013).

“Chewing Gum Stops Tears” in 99 and Counting Medical Myths Debunked, eds Sykes H, Jackson-Webb F, 29-30, Future Leaders, originally in The Conversation (2013).

“Poetry and Place: Vu d’Australie (2)” in Recours au Poème (France, 2013).

“A Tourist’s Guide to Australian Poetry” in Recours au Poème (France, 2012).

“Elephant Art”: Review of Survival of the Beautiful: Art, Science and Evolution by David Rothenberg, Bloomsbury Press. Australian Book Review, 339: 62-63 (2012).

“Cyclists beware! Pressure from seats can do lasting damage.” The Conversation 1st August, 2012.

“More than the sum of our parts: why dismemberment of the dead irks.” The Conversation 24th April, 2012.

“Hemispheric Wars”: Review of The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Modern World by Iain McGilchrist, Yale University Press. Australian Book Review, 323: 59-60 (2010).

“The Latest Laureate: Elizabeth Blackburn’s Collegial Rise”: Review of Elizabeth Blackburn and the Story of Telomeres by Catherine Brady and Remarkable Biologists: From Ray to Hamilton by Ioan James. Australian Book Review, 318: 37-39 (2010).

“A Thing Almost Incredible”: review of How We Live and Why We Die: the Secret Lives of Cells by Lewis Wolpert, Faber and Faber. Australian Book Review, 315: 60 (2009).

“The B-word”: Review of Mirroring People: The new science of how we connect with others by Marco Iacoboni; The Meaning of the Body: Aesthetics and human understanding by Mark Johnson; The Stuff of Thought: Language as a window into human nature by Stephen Pinker; and Mirrors in the Brain: How our minds share actions, emotions and experience by Giacomo Rizzolatti and Corrado Sinigaglia. Australian Book Review, 306: 46-47 (2008).

Body, brain and the new science of communication: turns of phrase, figures of speech; Australian Book Review / Flinders University 2007 Annual Public Lecture. Australian Book Review, 301: 54-58 (2008).

“The Land is Melting”: Review of  Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World by Gary Braasch, U California Press. Australian Book Review 297: 8-9 (2007).

“The Knowing People”: Review of: The Evolution Revolution: Design without Intelligence by Ken McNamara and John Long, MUP. Australian Book Review, 293: 18-19 (2007).

“Eco-futures”: Review of: How a Continent Created a Nation by Libby Robin. UNSW Press. Australian Book Review, 290: 23 (2007).

“Bits and Pieces”: Review of: David Suzuki: The Autobiography. Allen and Unwin. Australian Book Review, 286: 18-19 (2006).

Chillies on the Brain in Adelaide Review, May, 2005.