Emma Young is an award-winning science and health journalist and author. She has a degree in psychology from the University of Durham and 20 years’ experience working on titles including the Guardian, the Sydney Morning Herald and New Scientist, for which she worked as a senior online reporter in London and Australasian Editor in Sydney. Now employed by the British Psychological Society as a Staff Writer, she also freelance articles and writes books.
A regular contributor to Mosaic and New Scientist, her work is carried widely by other media outlets, including BBC online and The Atlantic.
Emma is the author of Sane and Why It’s Good For You, a collection of her columns for the Sydney Morning Herald. Sane was featured in the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Telegraph, Marie Claire, Red magazine, Vogue, The Daily Express, and Lauren Laverne’s The Pool.
‘A wonderful personal account of healthy ways of coping and flourishing in our fast-paced society today! Interesting, practical and informative.’ Rajita Sinha, Professor of Psychiatry, Yale Medical School and Director, Yale Stress Center
As E.L. Young, Emma is also the author of a series of science-based thrillers for children.
Emma’s awards include Feature of the Year, awarded by UK Medical Journalist’s Association, 2017; Australian Health Journalist of the Year (2010), Writer of the Year at the Australian magazine industry Bell Awards and a European Online Journalism award for best news story.