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 healthrelated topics and 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 and is NCTJ trained. In 2009, Kerry became staff writer at Laboratory News, before being promoted to web editor in 2011. She would spend her days writing sciencebased 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.

Recent articles

What to do if psoriasis is getting you down

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 …

Is it the flu or just a cold?

Is it the flu or just a cold? Feature

The season is upon us - it's that time of year when everyone reaches for the cold and flu medicine at the slightest hint of a cough or runny nose - but which is it, a …

How to avoid back-to-school head lice

How to avoid back-to-school head lice Feature

It's the day you've been preparing for: your child is starting school. You send them off in their pristine uniform and shiny shoes along with their ginormous new school …

Can you blame your weight on your genes?

Can you blame your weight on your genes? Feature

It's said 'you are what you eat'. But why can some people eat whatever they like without putting on a pound, while others have to watch every morsel they put into their …