Tim Radford worked for the Guardian for 32 years, for most of that time as science editor. He has been covering climate change since 1988. He joined the New Zealand Herald as a reporter at 16, and moved to the United Kingdom in 1961, to spend almost all his working life in weekly, evening or daily newspapers.
He won the Association of British Science Writers award for science writer of the year four times, and a lifetime achievement award in 2005. He served on the UK committee for the UN International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, and on the council of Copus, the Royal Society’s Committee on the Public Understanding of Science. He is an honorary fellow of the British Science Association, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
He has lectured on the media and science in Europe, China, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and the US. He has also written for Nature, The Lancet, New Scientist, and the London Review of Books.