Michael Slezak


About me

I’m the Australasia Reporter for New Scientist magazine.

Before writing about science and its effect on the world for New Scientist, I was a full-time medical journalist and freelanced for publications around the world about a variety of topics. Before that I studied, researched, and taught philosophy at The University of Sydney.

You can see a selection of my published work here.

In 2013 I won the Luminous Award for “Best Cancer Related Feature – Print” for my report: ‘Fighting Cancer Darwin’s Way‘.

In 2014, my feature ‘The Now Delusion‘ was selected for inclusion in Best Australian Science Writing 2014, published by NewSouth Books.

I am currently one of three finalists for Australia’s top science journalism prize, the Eureka Prize for Science Journalism. Winners will be announced in September.

You can see some more of my experience on my LinkedIn profile and you can follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ if you like, too.

I also like to take photos. I think some of them are ok. You can see a few of them here.