Writing

Kit Chapman has more than 10 years’ experience has a writer and editor for national and international magazines. He has worked as a staff writer and editor for Chemistry World, The Pharmaceutical Journal, Chemist+Druggist and The Practitioner, and as a freelance writer for Nature, New Scientist, Nature Chemistry and The Daily Telegraph among others.

Kit specialises in long-form articles on science history (particularly nuclear science and element discovery) and diversity. He has also won awards as an editor and news journalist, including the PPA New Talent Award for New Business News Journalist of the Year 2010.

Kit is available for freelance opportunities and has written hundreds of news stories and feature articles. Below are a few examples of his work.


Selected publications

Victor Ninov and the element that never was, Chemistry World, July 2019

The Superheavy Element Factory, New Scientist, 27 February 2019

The first synthetic element, Nature, 2019, 565, 570-571
(DOI: 10.1038/d41586-019-00236-4)

The oganesson odyssey, Nature Chemistry, 2018, 10, 796
(DOI: 10.1038/s41557-018-0098-4)

Science’s problem with unconscious bias, Chemistry World, June 2017