Kerry Taylor-Smith

Kerry Taylor-Smith

Freelance journalist

BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences

Kerry has been a freelance writer, editor and proofreader since 2016; she specialises in science and health-related topics. 

Kerry has written on everything from astronomy to nanomaterials to mental health and social media, and everything in between.

Kerry has an honours degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Bath where she studied a range of topics including chemistry, biology, and environmental sciences. NCTJ-trained, she became staff writer at Laboratory News before being promoted to web editor in 2011. She would spend her days writing science-based news and features, as well as interviewing scientists and writing editorial comment pieces.

As a freelance writer, Kerry’s work has appeared in many science, medical and lifestyle magazines and various websites, including Patient, NetDoctor and the AZO and Compelo Medical portfolios. Her articles cover a wide range of topics including nanotechnology, physics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and environmental issues, amongst many others.

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Recent articles

Should we all be taking probiotics?
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Should we all be taking probiotics? Feature

The health claims surrounding probiotics are numerous - it is believed these micro-organisms can relieve irritable bowel syndrome, decrease the incidence of colds and …

What to expect when you give blood
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What to expect when you give blood Feature

A new year is seen as a fresh start, and for many it's a time to resolve to give something up or start something new. For me, 2018 was the year I was going to start …

Why you don't need to detox
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Why you don't need to detox Feature

Detox diets and cleanses, which are often celebrity endorsed, promise a significant weight loss in a short space of time. But is this quick fix better than going to a …

What does smoking do to your skin?
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What does smoking do to your skin? Feature

Smoking is bad for you - that's a well-known fact. When discussing the adverse effects of smoking, cancer of the various organs of the body is one of the first things …

What to do if psoriasis is getting you down
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What to do if psoriasis is getting you down Feature

Psoriasis affects approximately 1.8 million people in the UK, around 2% of the population. Red, flaky patches of skin covered in silvery scales are typical of the …