fiona macdonald

Fiona MacDonald is the CEO of ScienceAlert. She’s worked on the site as an editor and journalist since its launch in 2006, and took over as CEO in 2017. 

An award-winning science journalist with 15 years of experience, she has worked at Cosmos magazine and Madison magazine, and reported for Popular Science, Vogue, GQ, ABC Science, the Sydney Morning Herald, Marie Claire, and Australian Geographic. For her reporting on the anti-vaccination movement in Australia, Fiona was awarded the Young Journalist of the Year award by Publishers Australia in 2010.

Fiona is a vocal supporter of women in science and leadership roles, and has worked with organizations including the Australian Science Media Centre and the Walkley Foundation. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science with first-class honors from the University of Melbourne and went on to complete a Graduate Diploma of Journalism at Deakin University.

Fiona believes anyone with access to the internet deserves high-quality, accurate, and engaging science content. Most importantly, she thinks that scientific education can change the world. She lives with her husband and young daughter on the Central Coast, Australia, and is most often found on the beach, on the yoga mat, riding horses, or walking in nature.

Twitter: @fionajmacdonald

Extreme 'black widow' pulsar detected just 3,000 light-years away
Fiona MacDonald   5 MAY 2022
Cognitive impact of severe COVID is equivalent to 20 years of aging, study finds
Fiona MacDonald   4 MAY 2022
Physicists just measured the heaviest known particle with record-breaking precision
Fiona MacDonald   29 APRIL 2022
Venus And Jupiter Will Appear to 'Nearly Collide' in The Night Sky This Week
Fiona MacDonald   28 APRIL 2022
Even 'mild' COVID is linked to significant brain changes, large study reveals
Fiona MacDonald   7 MARCH 2022
Video: How far away would you need to be to survive a nuclear blast?
Fiona MacDonald   28 FEBRUARY 2022
A Giant Asteroid Bigger Than The Empire State Building Is About To Zip Past Earth
Fiona MacDonald   5 JANUARY 2022
Stunning, Otherworldly Images of Mars Captured by China's Mars Orbiter
Fiona MacDonald   4 JANUARY 2022