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 and RenewEconomy, and my work has also been published in The Saturday Paper, The New Daily, The Medical Republic and The Citizen.

In 2021, I won the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub Prize for best Climate Change Reporting in the Ossie Awards. I was also highly commended in the 2020 and 2021 John Newfong Prize for Reporting on Indigenous Affairs, and nominated for the 2021 Melbourne Press Club Student Journalist of the Year 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 connect, you can reach out via the contact page.