Articles

Examples of my past work, arranged in reverse chronological order:

2018:

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Managing energy demand spikes with seasonal forecasts of heatwaves and cold spells
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/managing-energy-demand-spikes-seasonal-forecasts-heatwaves-and-cold-spells_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Flat-pack homes and profit-sharing retrofits are making sustainable housing affordable
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/flat-pack-homes-and-profit-sharing-retrofits-are-making-sustainable-housing-affordable_en

Press Release for European Science Communication Institute, published on Alpha Galileo
The circular economy – a solution to the world’s crisis?
https://www.alphagalileo.org/en-gb/Item-Display/ItemId/166960?returnurl=https://www.alphagalileo.org/en-gb/Item-Display/ItemId/166960

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Hydrogen-powered boat plots course for the future of ocean travel
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/hydrogen-powered-boat-plots-course-future-ocean-travel_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
We need a drone register to ensure privacy and safety – air traffic expert
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/we-need-drone-register-ensure-privacy-and-safety-air-traffic-expert_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Catching ultrafine emissions could help develop cleaner cars
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/catching-ultrafine-emissions-could-help-develop-cleaner-cars_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Plant-based molecules company wins EU’s women innovators prize
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/plant-based-molecules-company-wins-eu-s-women-innovators-prize_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Crash test dummies based on older bodies could reduce road fatalities
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/crash-test-dummies-based-older-bodies-could-reduce-road-fatalities_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Black Sea research could reveal cultural sites and methane ice – Dr Adrian Stanica
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/black-sea-research-could-reveal-cultural-sites-and-methane-ice-dr-adrian-stanica_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Solar Impulse ‘Efficient Solution’ label for profitable start-ups to boost clean energy investment
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/solar-impulse-efficient-solution-label-profitable-start-ups-boost-clean-energy-investment_en

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Radical closed-wing aircraft design could see greener skies take flight
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/radical-closed-wing-aircraft-design-could-see-greener-skies-take-flight_en.html

Climate-Fit City
Designing cycle-friendly cities using data analytics
https://climate-fit.city/nes/designing-cycle-friendly-cities-using-data-analytics/

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Shared data and self-travelling luggage cut travel times in Europe
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/shared-data-and-self-travelling-luggage-cut-travel-times-europe_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Smart beehives and heat treatments could protect bees from decline
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/smart-beehives-and-heat-treatments-could-protect-bees-decline_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Garbage-collecting aqua drones and jellyfish filters for cleaner oceans
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/garbage-collecting-aqua-drones-and-jellyfish-filters-cleaner-oceans_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Digital innovation can enhance cultural heritage, hears conference
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/digital-innovation-can-enhance-cultural-heritage-hears-conference_en.html

CORDIS
Tiny gold nanoparticles could change how we monitor and treat heart disease
https://cordis.europa.eu/result/rcn/222403_en.html 

CORDIS
Geometrically examining the equations that describe the world’s phenomena
https://cordis.europa.eu/result/rcn/222402_en.html

CORDIS
Changing the timeline of early prehistoric tools
https://cordis.europa.eu/result/rcn/222629_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Warmer, saltier polar water could change global ocean currents
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/warmer-saltier-polar-water-could-change-global-ocean-currents_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Shelters with echoes thought to be preferred sites for prehistoric rock art
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/shelters-echoes-thought-be-preferred-sites-prehistoric-rock-art_en.html

CORDIS
Nineteenth century British and Italian working classes may have had more in common than previously thought
https://cordis.europa.eu/result/rcn/219647_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Maternal death audits in Africa win €1 mn innovation prize
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/maternal-death-audits-africa-win-1-mn-innovation-prize_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Fighting cancer with nanobodies and computer simulations
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/fighting-cancer-nanobodies-and-computer-simulations_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Life scientists unite to close EU’s innovation gap
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/life-scientists-unite-close-eus-innovation-gap_en.html

CORDIS
Gender politics in the University of Oxford’s collegiate choirs
https://cordis.europa.eu/result/rcn/218657_en.html

CORDIS
Two’s company, three’s a crowd – but babies learn language no matter how many people talk to them
https://cordis.europa.eu/result/rcn/218660_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Arsenic and permafrost microbes help hunt for life on Mars
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/arsenic-and-permafrost-microbes-help-hunt-life-mars_en.html

2017:

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Human-dog bond provides clue to treating social disorders
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/human-dog-bond-provides-clue-treating-social-disorders_en.html

CORDIS
EU-funded researchers first to develop mathematical model for eye growth
https://cordis.europa.eu/result/rcn/214339_en.html

CORDIS
Better depression diagnoses thanks to wearable tech
https://cordis.europa.eu/result/rcn/211388_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Establishing a sense of direction is the first step for the European Open Science Cloud
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/establishing-sense-direction-first-step-open-science-cloud-dr-juan-bicarregui_en.html

CORDIS
Journalists acting as referees could prevent the spread of fake news
http://cordis.europa.eu/news/rcn/128660_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
EUR 30 billion in research spending allocated for 2018-2020
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/eur-30-billion-research-spending-allocated-2018-2020_en.html 

Panorama Magazine (European Commission’s DG REGIO)
Safe harbour for cruise ships bound for Porto
http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/docgener/panorama/pdf/mag62/mag62_en.pdf  (Pg 53)

Panorama Magazine (European Commission’s DG REGIO)
Gut cell interactions under the microscope
http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/docgener/panorama/pdf/mag62/mag62_en.pdf (Pg 54)

Panorama Magazine (European Commission’s DG REGIO)
To infinity and beyond at the Euro Space Centre in Belgium
http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/docgener/panorama/pdf/mag63/mag63_en.pdf

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
South Atlantic Agreement takes on questions too big to be solved alone
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/new-alliance-ocean-scientists-reveal-climate-change-impacts_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Sample labelling in the North Sea helping link up Europe’s research ships: https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/sample-labelling-north-sea-helping-link-europe-s-research-ships_en.html

2016:

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Scientists investigate how to protect Europe against tsunamis
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/scientists-investigate-how-defend-europe-against-tsunamis_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Uncovering the secrets of the naked mole rat
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/uncovering-secrets-naked-mole-rat_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Even insects have distinct personalities – research finds
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/even-insects-have-distinct-personalities-research-finds_en.html

2015

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Europe’s underwater glider readied for 5km ocean plunge
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/europe-s-underwater-glider-readied-5-km-ocean-plunge_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Ancient DNA and pollen in fossilised urine towers reveal climate change
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/ancient-dna-and-pollen-fossilised-urine-towers-reveal-climate-change_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Mapping the Atlantic – EU, US and Canada take on the final frontier
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/mapping-atlantic-eu-us-and-canadian-scientists-take-final-frontier_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
‘Transformer head’ to slim down space probes
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/transformer-head-slim-down-space-probes_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
New screens could spell the end for 3D glasses
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/new-3d-screens-could-spell-end-3d-glasses_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Ancient ice holds clues to climate change
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/ancient-ice-holds-clues-climate-change_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Dinosaur fossils and super-strength X-rays reveal why birds fly
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/dinosaur-fossils-and-super-strength-x-rays-could-reveal-why-birds-fly_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Here’s how to become a scientist even if you don’t have a degree
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/here-s-how-become-scientist-even-if-you-don-t-have-degree_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Sustainable food, energy and materials will flow from a technology-driven bioeconomy
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/sustainable-food-materials-and-energy-will-flow-technology-driven-bioeconomy

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
The EU needs to regulate for cities with driverless cars
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/eu-needs-regulate-cities-driverless-cars-dr-jean-luc-di-paola-galloni_en.html

EU Observer
Ireland hopes same-sex vote will inspire others
https://euobserver.com/beyond-brussels/128905

2014:

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Young entrepreneurs need to know more about research funding – Interview with Pierre-Yves Cousteau
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/young-entrepreneurs-need-know-about-research-funding-pierre-yves-cousteau_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Cutting the cost of HIV tests
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/cutting-cost-hiv-tests_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Nanoscale microscope wins Nobel Prize for EU researcher
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/nanoscale-microscope-wins-nobel-prize-eu-researcher_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Ice buckets pour new attention on little-known area of research
https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/ice-buckets-pour-new-attention-little-known-area-research_en.html

Horizon Magazine (European Commission’s DG RTD)
Inner GPS discovery leads EU researchers to Nobel Prize
http://research.prd.mostra.eu/article/inner-gps-discovery-leads-eu-researchers-nobel-prize_en.html

European Parliament’s Newshound Magazine
Edition 416 Violence Against Women

European Parliament’s Newshound Magazine
Edition 419 Capturing what you can’t control

European Parliament’s Newshound Magazine
Edition 419 Obama we were there 

European Parliament’s Newshound Magazine
Edition 420 Chocolate a sweet treat with a dark side

European Parliament’s Newshound Magazine
Edition 421 Battle for your vote

European Parliament’s Newshound Magazine
Edition 425 Train to Auschwitcz

2013:

The Irish Times
Waiting for Wimbledon: ‘We queue properly here. Leaving is cheating’
http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/waiting-for-wimbledon-we-queue-properly-here-leaving-is-cheating-1.1453043

The Irish Independent
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