Clive Cookson

Biography Clive Cookson

Clive Cookson has worked in science journalism for the whole of his professional life. He graduated with a First Class degree in chemistry from Oxford University in 1974. After journalism training on the Luton Evening Post, he became science correspondent of the Times Higher Education Supplement in London and then spent four years in Washington as American Editor of THES. He returned to London in 1981 as technology correspondent of the Times and moved to BBC Radio as science correspondent in 1983. He joined the Financial Times as technology editor in 1988 and has been Science Editor of the FT since 1991. He has won several science journalism awards, most recently Media Commentator of the Year at the European Mediscience Awards 2017, and is an honorary member of the British Science Association and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.