Hi! I’m Amalyah.

I’m a freelance science journalist based in Naarm/Melbourne. My writing focuses on science, nature and the environment, and those intersections where science and culture collide.

I’m a regular contributor to Cosmos Magazine, RenewEconomy and The Driven, and my work has also been published in The Saturday Paper, The New Daily, The Medical Republic and The Citizen.

I have presented and produced audio content for the Cosmos Briefing podcast, LiSTNR’s Huh? Science Explained podcast, and All The Best Radio.

I’ve been lucky to have my work recognised:

  • I won the 2021 Monash Climate Change Communication Hub Prize for best Climate Change Reporting for this story on the future of bushfire behaviour
  • Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards: In 2023 I was highly commended in the Excellence in Science, Medical and Healthcare Reporting category for a story on gene editing in conservation, and in 2022 I was a finalist for the Student Journalist of the Year Award
  • John Newfong Prize for Reporting on Indigenous affairs: while a student I was highly commended for this prize in 2020 and 2021
  • 2020 Neilson Constructive Journalism prize: highly commended.

Before moving to Australia, I studied Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Oxford. I also hold a Master of Journalism from the University of Melbourne.

If you’d like to chat, you can reach out via the contact page.