I’m a British author and journalist. Much of my work is about the implications of scientific thinking for ideas about human nature and society; my books exploring these themes include A Reason For Everything: Natural Selection and the English Imagination, As We Know It: Coming to Terms with an Evolved Mind, and The Race Gallery: The Return of Racial Science.

Ideas I explored in these books influenced a subsequent one, Trust: Self-Interest and the Common Good, which in turn helped build the framework for Turned Out Nice: How the British Isles Will Change as the World Heats Up. I previously wrote about a historical episode of British social change in Dope Girls: The Birth of the British Drug Underground.

I've written on these themes and many others for a wide range of publications, and spoken about them in talks and broadcasts.

I'm now working on a book that has a new subject but draws on several of the ones I've explored before. More details to follow ...

I live in Brighton, on the south coast  of England, with my wife and - when he's home from university - our son. I have a PhD from the University of Brighton, based largely on my books, and a B.Sc in neurobiology from the University of Sussex.