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.

My work has appeared in The Saturday Paper, Cosmos Magazine, The New Daily, The Diplomat, The Medical Republic, RenewEconomy 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 enough to have my work recognised:

  • I was runner up for the 2023 Bragg Prize for Science Writing, for this story on gene editing for conservation.
  • That story was also published in the anthology Best Australian Science Writing 2023.
  • Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards: In 2023 I was a runner up for Excellence in Science, Medical and Healthcare Reporting, and in 2022 I was a finalist for Student Journalist of the Year in Victoria’s statewide journalism awards.
  • I won the 2021 Monash Climate Change Communication Hub Award for best climate change reporting, for this story on the future of bushfire behaviour.
  • My audio reporting was recognised alongside my peers at the Centre for Advancing Journalism, with student-led podcast The Yarn taking the Gold Climate Award at the Australian Podcast Awards, and Bronze in the Student Series at the New York Festival Radio Awards.

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.