About me

Shortlisted for the Max Perutz Science Writing Award and one of three finalists for the ABSW Student Science Journalist of the Year.

I’m a freelance science journalist and content creator based in Glasgow, UK. I like to write about space, Earth science and robotics. The stories I’m most interested in have a ‘sci-fi meets reality’ element or a tough ethical question.

I enjoy news reporting and writing features, opinion and reviews. My stories have been published by NASA, SciDev.Net, Impakter, The Conversation, and others. Check out my portfolio where I share my favourite published work.

Between 2017 and 2020, I was editor in chief of theGIST (Glasgow Insight into Science and Technology) and was shortlisted for several national awards, including the Association of British Science Writers ‘Student Science Journalist of the Year’.

I have a degree in neuroscience from the University of Glasgow, a master’s in human anatomy and medical visualisation from Glasgow School of Art, and I’m doing a PhD in optical imaging at the University of Strathclyde.

Katrina receiving her certificate at The Max Perutz Awards Ceremony in the Royal Institution, London.
The Max Perutz Awards Ceremony at the Royal Institution, London.
Image credit: Jon Barlow for the Medical Research Council