Laura Goodall

science communicator

Portfolio

(All work © Laura Goodall)

Current/ongoing work:

Regular feature articles for Sciblogs channel Mātau Taiao.
These stories have been shared hundreds of times and received thousands of unique visits from global audiences.

2012 and earlier:

Writing

Seeing Sound: - London Science Museum, 2011.
Feature article exploring the Oramics Machine, a quirky steampunkish invention that revolutionised electronic music.

The Last Interview - London Science Museum, 2011.
Interview with former Science Museum Director and leading climate scientist Professor Chris Rapley OBE, revealing his soft spot for the humble Leica camera that won its owner the Purlitzer prize.

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 - whyscience.co.uk, 2009
Opinion article on the value of science and what has changed in the world thanks to scientific innovation.

Darwin Anniversary - Science Photo Library, 2008
Photospread feature article commemorating Charles Darwin's life and his pioneering work.

21st Century Machine Shines Light onto a Fossil World - Science Photo Library, 2008
Photospread feature article on using an atom smasher to analyse fossils hidden inside opaque amber.

Nefertari's Hidden Treasure - Science Photo Library, 2008
Photospread feature article on the beautifully preserved walls of Nefertari's Tomb.

New Medicines from Old - Science Photo Library 2007
Photospread feature article on herbal plants as potential resources for clinical drugs for aiding brain disorders.

Noah's Ark for Plants - Science Photo Library, 2007
Photospread feature article on preserving seeds at Kew Garden's Millennium Seed Bank.

Parkinson's Disease and the Pond Snail - Daily Telegraph, 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 - firstscience.com, 2006
Freelance feature article based on MSc coursework piece 'Global Warming: A Glacial Warning' (graded Distinction) that was altered for First Science's online readers. This feature was also used by SWiFT Weekly, a South African e-publication.

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

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

Hello Moto - I, Science, 2006
One half of the centrepage spread feature The new GM: Genius-Modified Food in Imperial College's science magazine, I, Science. Laura 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.

Web Design

Thurso Surf Company, 2012
Website for a surfing school.

Flextel, 2012
Liased with designers to create a brand refresh and update the website accordingly.

Science London, 2010
Website for the Central London branch of the British Science Association.

I, Science 2006
Website version of Imperial College London's science magazine.

Film

Like Fishing, 2006
Low-res 5-minute wmv clip of the 15-minute documentary put together for my MSc's TV module.