Portfolio

(All work © Laura Goodall)


Writing

Freelance features writer for London's Science Museum Membership magazine. Articles will be uploaded soon.

Freelance news writer for The Earth Times, an online newspaper specialising in providing breaking news stories on global environmental issues.

Elements: Autumn 2010 - Wrote, laid out (using InDesign) and published this science magazine for non-expert readers on behalf of Defra (the government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs).

Elements: Summer 2010 - Wrote, laid out (using Quark Xpress) and published this science magazine for non-expert readers on behalf of Defra (the government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs).

Elements: Spring 2010 - Wrote and published this science magazine for non-expert readers on behalf of Defra (the government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs).

Science is important because it creates wonderful new opportunities and gives us choices. For other views on why science is important, visit WhyScience.co.uk

Darwin Anniversary - October 2008
Feature article for Science Photo Library commemorating Charles Darwin's life and his pioneering work. (large PDF download).

21st Century Machine Shines Light onto a Fossil World - July 2008
Feature article for Science Photo Library on using an atom smasher to analyse fossils hidden inside cloudy amber (large PDF download).

Nefertari's Hidden Treasure - May 2008
Feature article for Science Photo Library on the beautifully preserved walls of Nefertari's Tomb (large PDF download).

New Medicines from Old - December 2007
Feature article for Science Photo Library on herbal plants as potential resources for clinical drugs for aiding brain disorders (large PDF download).

Noah's Ark for Plants - September 2007
Feature article for Science Photo Library on preserving seeds at Kew Garden's Millennium Seed Bank (large PDF download).

Parkinson's Disease and the Pond Snail - April 2007
Awarded the runner up prize for the Daily Telegraph Science Writer Awards four months later, in August 2007. A commentary on the awardees' entrants can be read on the official website.

A Glacial Warning - October 2006
A feature based on MSc coursework 'Global Warming: A Glacial Warning' (see below) but altered for First Science's online readers.
This feature was also used by SWiFT Weekly, a South African e-publication.

BioNews publications- autumn 2006
Several news reports for BioNews, the Progress Educational Trust's online bulletin for national news on human genetics and assisted reproduction.

Futuristic Food - August 2006
A feature based on 'Hello Moto' (see below) but altered for First Science's online readers.

Breast cancer feature - June 2006
An untitled breast cancer feature for my MSc's Print module (graded Distinction). The targeted outlet is a women's health magazine.

Global Warming: A Glacial Warning - May 2006
An assessed news feature for my MSc's Print module (graded Distinction). The targeted outlet is a broadsheet newspaper.

Hello Moto - summer 2006
One half of the centrepage spread feature The new GM: Genius-Modified Food in Imperial College's science magazine, I, Science. Also available in low-res pdf format for viewing photos and layout.
I also wrote other articles as well as designing the layout with InDesign for the feature on child geniuses. This work contributed towards the magazine being awarded the runner up prize for Best Magazine at the Guardian Student Media Awards 2006.

Film

Like Fishing
Low-res 5-minute wmv clip of the 15-minute documentary put together for my MSc's TV module.


Web Design

Thurso Surf Company
Website for a surfing school, designed from scratch.

Flextel
Liased with designers to create a brand refresh and update the website accordingly.

Science London
Website for the Central London branch of the British Science Association.

I, Science
Website version of Imperial College London's science magazine.