Catherine Jex

Dr Catherine Jex is a science writer specialising in earth sciences and climate change.

Before she became a science writer, she was a paleoclimatologist with 10 years experience in academic research studying past climate in the UK (University of Birmingham, British Geological Survey) and Australia (UNSW Australia). She was particularly interested in developing records of rainfall, temperature and atmospheric pressure fields using stalagmites from caves. She also dipped her toes into groundwater hydrology, trying to understand how water moves, and is stored, underground.

She is a passionate fan of science in general, and especially in communicating the exciting stories that scientists have to tell to both their fellow scientists and a wider audience.