Dr Kat Arney is a science writer and broadcaster living in London – not so much the female Brian Cox, more the Nigella of science. By day she is a science communicator, award-winning blogger, podcaster and media spokesperson for the charity Cancer Research UK. By night she writes for outlets such as the New Scientist, the Guardian and the BBC. She has presented several science documentaries on BBC Radio 4, co-presents the ‘Naked Scientists’ BBC 5Live radio show and podcast, and presents and produces a monthly ‘Naked Genetics’ podcast.
Kat is currently working on her first book, Herding Hemingway’s Cats, to be published by Bloomsbury Sigma, and plays harp and other instruments with the bands Talk in Colour and Sunday Driver in her spare time. She is also one of the ‘Top 10 Brits who make science sexy’, according to BBC America, and doesn't sleep much.
Work published elsewhere
Cancer Research UK Science Blog
Naked Genetics monthly podcast
Mapping the Void
Taking a look at how social media and crowd-sourcing are helping disaster relief efforts in some of the poorest parts of the world.
Investigating new approaches to tackle food waste, including innovative farming techniques and the return of gleaning.
A Toilet for the 21st Century
The introduction of water-based sewers was a life-saver for Victorian London, but there are still billions of people around the world today who have no access to even a simple toilet.