Emily Wilson

Editor, New Scientist

From chemistry graduate to the editor’s chair – and the joys of debunking “shonky” science

20th September 2018

Emily Wilson is editor of New Scientist. Following on from a successful career at the Guardian, including a stint editing its Australian edition, she is the first woman in charge of the magazine in its 62-year history. Tasked with bringing the magazine to a younger, more diverse audience, she discusses her plans to expand on its existing five million online readers. In this in-depth interview, she argues that science advocacy is “boring”, and describes how some of her favourite stories are the ones that “slaughter the sacred cow” of her own beliefs.

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