I don’t know anyone who can take complex scientific concepts and make them more accessible, stimulating and fun than Emma Young. It is truly a kind of genius.
Emma Young is an award-winning science and health journalist and author. She has a degree in psychology and 25 years’ experience working on titles including the Guardian, the Sydney Morning Herald and New Scientist, for which she worked as a senior online reporter in London and Australasian Editor in Sydney. Now employed by the British Psychological Society as a Staff Writer, she also freelances articles and writes books.
Emma’s latest adult popular science book, Super Senses (John Murray, UK) was first published in April, 2021, and has been translated into several languages. Emma is also the author of two YA novels — Here Lie the Secrets and She, Myself and I — as well as Sane (adult non-fiction); the STORM series of thrillers for children; and four children’s non-fiction books — The Astronaut’s Survival Guide and How to be a Super Spy, both published by Puffin, plus How to Build an Eco-home and Eco-inventions for the Rising Planet reading scheme. She is not the author of any other books written by ‘Emma Young’ (of which there are surprisingly many).
Emma’s journalism awards include Feature of the Year, awarded by UK Medical Journalist’s Association, 2017; Australian Health Journalist of the Year (2010), Writer of the Year at the Australian magazine industry Bell Awards and a European Online Journalism award for best news story.
Emma regularly gives talks on her work. She has been invited to speak at events around the world, from business breakfast lectures in London to the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado.