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.

In 2021, I won the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub Prize for best Climate Change Reporting, for this story on the future of bushfire behaviour. I was a finalist for the 2021 Melbourne Press Club’s Student Journalist of the Year award, and was highly commended in the 2020 and 2021 John Newfong Prize for Reporting on Indigenous Affairs, and the 2020 Neilson Constructive Journalism Prize.

Before moving to Australia, I studied Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Oxford, where I honed a passion for human evolution and decoding what makes us tick. 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.