Member Profiles


ISTJA consists of journalists with experience in print, broadcasting, and new media. Below are some profiles of our members.

Anthony King


ISTJA President

Anthony is a freelance science journalist based in Dublin. He covers a variety of topics in chemical and biological sciences, as well as science policy, health and innovation.
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Olive Heffernan


ISTJA Vice-President

Olive covers climate change, oceans and sustainability, mostly for international science magazines such as Nature, Scientific American and New Scientist. She has Find out more

Cormac Sheridan


ISTJA Treasurer

Cormac has worked as an international science journalist for over 25 years. His current focus is on biotechnology. He has previously reported on the ICT industry. Find out more

Maria Delaney


ISTJA Secretary

Maria is an award-winning science and health journalist for national newspapers, specialist magazines, and radio. Her writing has appeared in The Sunday Find out more

Sean Duke


Sean is a science graduate from UCD (1987) with a MA in Science, Health & Environmental Reporting from New York University (1993). He is a founding editor of Science Spin, Ireland’s first popular science Find out more

Will Goodbody


Will has been RTÉ’s Science & Technology Correspondent since 2013, leading the Irish national broadcaster’s coverage across TV, radio, online, and social media. He reports from home and abroad on the latest Find out more

Tom Kennedy


Tom KennedyTom has over 40 years experience as editor, feature writer and photojournalist. While his main focus is on the natural sciences he has produced reports on young entrepreneurs, a series on the science and folklore Find out more

Sabine Louët


Sabine is a science journalist, editor, and media entrepreneur with a keen interest in how best to use technology to deliver improved editorial coverage of science, medicine, and technology. She is the Founder and CEO Find out more

Conor Purcell


Conor is a science journalist and editor with a PhD in Earth Science. He is a regular contributor of science at The Irish Times, and has also written for New Scientist, Cosmos, The Ecologist, Ars Technica, Find out more

Brian Trench


Brian has been a member of ISTJA for thirty years, and president in 1990s. Contributed on S&T to Technology Ireland, New Scientist, Sunday Tribune, Sunday Business Post, RTE Radio 1 programmes, Irish Farmers Find out more