Science writer Georgina Ferry is a freelance writer, editor and broadcaster.
Born in Hong Kong in 1955, she studied Experimental Psychology at Oxford University, later becoming a section editor on the New Scientist magazine. From 2000-2007, she edited Oxford Today, the University of Oxford alumni magazine.
She has presented many radio science documentaries and series, including Lifeblood (2003) and Wired for Life (2004) for BBC Radio 4; and won a Glaxo/ABSW Science Writers' Award in 1988 for her series, The Seven Ages of Health.
She is the author of four books, the first being Dorothy Hodgkin: A Life (1998), a biography of Britain's only female Nobel-prizewinning scientist. This book was shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and the Marsh Biography Award. Her second book, The Common Thread: Science, Politics, Ethics and the Human Genome, co-authored with Nobel-prizewinner Sir John Sulston, was published in 2002 and is the story of his battle to sequence the human genome. A Computer Called Leo: Lyons Teashops and the World's First Office Computer followed in 2003, and her most recent book is Max Perutz and the Secret of Life (2007), the biography of the Nobel-prizewinning refugee.
Georgina Ferry is a member of the Association of British Science Writers and the Society of Authors, and lives in Oxford. She is a research affiliate in the History Department at Oxford Brookes University and a member of common room at Wolfson College, University of Oxford.