I am freelance science journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. My reporting runs the gamut from news to features, essays and in-depth investigations.

I’m a regular contributor of news and features for Nature and Cosmos Magazine. My work has also been published by UnDark, The Atlantic, ScienceThe Guardian, The Monthly, Smith Journal and others. My pieces have been selected for inclusion in the Best Australian Science Writing 2014, 2015, 2019 and 2020 anthologies (NewSouth Books), as well as The Explainer (CSIRO Publishing, 2013).

My current passions are human origins research and the tensions between conservation and society. But I’ve also been writing about COVID-19.

I was once the science and technology producer and a host for the podcast Up Close, and a regular co-host on Triple R’s Einstein-a-Go-Go science radio show. I’ve also written and recorded for ABC Radio National’s Ockham’s Razor.

Like many science writers, I started out treading the academic path – I have a PhD in plant genetics, and also spent time working in sexual health research.

You can find me on twitter: @dyanilewis.

If you’d like to get in touch, email me at dyanilewis at gmail dot com, or for something more secure dyanilewis at protonmail dot com