In a previous life, I studied physics, electronics and English literature at Rhodes University in an effort to make myself unemployable. It didn’t work, so I’m currently reading for an MSc in bioethics and health law to see if I can truly study myself out of the job market.


I’ve written about particle physics, cosmology and everything in between. Since I started perpetrating journalism for a living, I’ve written books, won awards, run national science desks, and learned to eat and interview someone at the same time. I can usually be found in a desert somewhere in the world looking at telescopes, fossils, or strange other-worldly creatures.


My work has appeared in AfricaCheck, Nature, Quartz, New Scientist, the Guardian, the Atlantic, Research Africa, Business Day, Undark Magazine, and the Mail & Guardian, among others.


Want to get in touch?

Twitter is your best bet: @sarahemilywild

Otherwise, sarah at wildonscience dot com


Some awards, etc


2013 Siemens Pan-African Profile Science Journalism Awards: category winner, overall winner for 2013

2015 CNN-MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year winner, category: innovation

2015: Winner of Vodacom Journalist of the Year, category: sustainability

2017: AAAS Kavli Award –¬†gold winner, small newspaper category