Conor is a science journalist and editor with a PhD in Earth Science. He is a regular contributor at The Irish Times and has also written for Nature, Scientific American and Science, amongst others.

These include New Scientist, Cosmos, The Ecologist, Ars Technica, The Daily Beast, Horizon and The Sunday Times.

He writes mostly on Earth science – particularly oceanography and climate – but has increasingly involved himself in writing about physics, mathematics, space and health. During his career as a researcher he co-authored on a scientific paper published in Nature.

Conor is also the founding editor of for high school Mathematics students in Ireland, the PurcellProof editing service (, and previously the Wide Orbits community for Ideas, Issues, and Culture ( In addition to his work in journalism, he is a private tutor and musician.

Twitter: @ConorPPurcell

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