I’m a writer and broadcaster, mostly on the history of science and medicine, and a poet. My books – translated into eight languages so far – include international bestseller The Sick Rose, Medical London, a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, and the award-winning poetry collection Seahouses.

I taught the history of science and medicine at Cambridge, Oxford, UCL and other leading institutions for more than a decade, and I’ve made many appearances on TV and radio around the world.

Photo by Isabella Cuan