Catherine Carver is an author, freelance writer and recovering medic and academic, currently based in Edinburgh. She holds a biology degree from Cambridge and a medical degree from Aberdeen, and completed her Master’s degree in public health as a Knox Fellow at Harvard. Her work has been published in Scientific American and Meducation and she was shortlisted for the Guardian’s 2012 Science Writing Prize. Her first book, Immune, is a fun-filled journey of discovery through the immune system, published by Bloomsbury Sigma. She is also kept busy being mummy to Beatrix Carver, Destroyer of Worlds.