Science, society and culture
Dr Francis Sedgemore is a freelance journalist, writer and recovering physicist who covers many and various topics, including but not limited to science, engineering, technology, politics, education and the arts.
Before his early release from the ivory tower of academe, Francis was for a decade a research scientist and university teacher specialising in atmospheric and space physics.
Francis now concentrates on communicating science at various levels, with a focus on physical and environmental sciences and engineering, public outreach, education and policy.
While principally a writer, Francis is also an editor, with experience ranging from research papers and other technical documents to journalistic feature articles and news reports.
As a writer and editor Francis has worked in diverse fields, including academic science publishing, magazines, newsletters and websites, national and local general news media.
Current clients include various science and engineering publishers, government and third sector organisations, and Francis is respected by all for his professionalism and high quality work.
In addition to his work as a wordsmith, Francis engages in sustainable transport and unhealthy lifestyle advocacy with a focus on cycling and ale drinking. He is also a musician and photographer, and an active member of the National Union of Journalists.
Francis leads a somewhat itinerant life, but he is mostly to be found somewhere in the group of obscure northern European islands known as Great Britain, the United Kingdom, Perfidious Albion, or, to the annoyance of around 10 million of its inhabitants, England.