Rachael Mead

The Best Australian Science Writing 2017

Rachael Mead
22 February 2018

It is a common misconception that scientists are not writers. As Professor Emma Johnston states in her foreword, writing is a fundamental part of the scientific process and innumerable vol More

Rachael Mead reviews 'The Secret Life of Whales: A marine biologist’s revelations' by Micheline Jenner

Rachael Mead
22 December 2017

The title of this book is surprisingly apt. Considering that whales are such charismatic creatures and icons of the conservation movement, it comes as a shock to realise how much of their More

Rachael Mead reviews 'Seabirds Crying in the Harbour Dark' by Catherine Cole

Rachael Mead
22 December 2017

It is a pleasure to read a collection of short fiction in which every story is a work of elegant and meticulous craft. Catherine Cole has brought her significant observational and lyrical More