Science, society and culture

Dr Francis Sedgemore

Dr Francis Sedgemore is a journalist, writer and editor who covers many and various topics, including but not limited to science, engineering, technology, politics, education and the arts.

Raised in New Zealand and Ireland, and currently living in the east of England, Francis has spent much of his adult life living and working in continental Europe. Until 2003, Francis was a research scientist and university teacher specialising in atmospheric and space physics.

Focussing now on science and engineering communication, and with experience ranging from research papers and other technical documents to journalistic feature articles and news reports, Francis has worked in academic publishing, magazines, newsletters, and online media. As a journalist and communications consultant, Francis’ clients have included science and engineering publishers, general news media, government, and third sector organisations.

In addition to his work as a journalist, Francis engages in sustainable transport advocacy and cultural development in the local community. In his spare time, Francis rides bikes, rings bells and plays music.

Francis is part of the National Union of Journalists, and among other things is a member of the NUJ’s Ethics Council. Its name notwithstanding, the NUJ is an international body representing communications workers in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, with pockets of activity in continental Europe.

Francis lives in Royston, on the border between Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.