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.

I’ve won and been nominated for a few awards recently:

- Winner of “Article of the Year” in the Publishers’ Australia Excellence awards for my feature “High as a Kiwi“.
- My feature ‘The Now Delusion‘ was selected for inclusion in Best Australian Science Writing 2014, published by NewSouth Books.
- Runner-up for “Journalist of the Year” in the Publishers’ Australia Excellence awards.
- Runner up for the Luminous Award for Cancer reporting for my report “Making of a Monster“.
- One of three finalists in Australia’s top science journalism prize, The Eureka Prize for Science Journalism.

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

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.