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 Diplomat, The Medical Republic, The Citizen, and Best Australian Science Writing 2023.

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:

  • My story covering gene editing for Cosmos Magazine was a runner up for the 2023 Bragg Prize for Science Writing. That story was also published in The Best Australian Science Writing 2023 anthology.
  • 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 a runner up for the Excellence in Science, Medical and Healthcare Reporting award, and in 2022 I was a finalist for the Student Journalist of the Year Award.
  • John Newfong Prize for Reporting on Indigenous affairs: 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.