Dr Rebecca Hill

Dr Rebecca Hill was formerly Genetics Editor at the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and at its free weekly email news digest, commentary service and website BioNews. She is a reporter at Research Fortnight and Research Europe, both of which are published by Research Professional and cover news, analysis, funding opportunities and jobs for researchers and policymakers. She is also a freelance journalist specialising in science, and has written for the Guardian and Times newspapers, the journal Nature, New Scientist magazine's CultureLab and the Science and Development Network. She is cofounder of Science Brainwaves (part of the British Science Association), and she has been a judge at the National Science and Engineering Competition at the Big Bang Young Scientists and Engineers Fair. Previously, she studied Biochemistry and Genetics at the University of Sheffield, where she went on to obtain a PhD in Structural and Molecular Biology, and where her research focused on producing a system to purify and analyse groups of proteins in baker's yeast. She also has an MA in Science Journalism from City University London, and she has a particular interest in audio production, having produced audio packages for the Guardian's Science Weekly podcast. She has interned at the Science Media Centre and Sense About Science, and she has been a pie taster on the Pie Panel at Holland's Pies. She tweets as @BekiHill