Olive is a science journalist and author who has spent the past 20 years writing about oceans and climate change. Her first book, The High Seas: Dispatches from the Unclaimed Ocean, is forthcoming in Spring 2024 for Profile Books UK and Greystone in North America.

Previously an online editor on climate change with Nature magazine, Olive launched the influential climate change journal, Nature Climate Change, as its first chief editor in 2011.

She is now freelance and has written for numerous international titles including Scientific American, New Scientist, National Geographic, Nature, BBC Wildlife, WIRED and China Dialogue.

Olive won the Royal Society of Literature Giles St Aubyn Award 2019 for first commissioned works of non-fiction for The High Seas. In 2019, she established a course at Johns Hopkins University on Communicating Climate Change, as part of the University’s Master’s Program in Science Writing, where she is an adjunct lecturer. Olive lives in Dublin beside the ocean.

Currently a member of the ISTJA Events Committee.

Twitter: @O_Heffernan

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