peter dockrillPeter Dockrill is the Deputy Editor of ScienceAlert. An award-winning science and technology journalist, he brings his flair and expertise to a broad range of topics including health, environment, technology, and nature.

With a background in law and technology journalism, Peter's work has appeared in APCTechLifePC UserMoneyThe Laws of Australia, and The Newcastle Law Review. He joined ScienceAlert in 2015. 

Peter’s science reporting was featured in The Best Australian Science Writing 2018 anthology. He won most entertaining writer at the Consensus IT Writers Awards, and was a finalist at the Australian IT Journo Awards. He was first published in 4th grade, as a finalist in a local poetry prize. 

When not working, Peter likes spending time with friends, cooking, and making music. He lives in Newcastle, Australia with his wife, their two lovely daughters, and a dog called Belle.

Scientists identify specific gene variant that protects against severe COVID-19
Peter Dockrill   6 days ago
Sucking DNA out of the sky could help us to identify and save endangered species
Peter Dockrill   13 days ago
Death-bringing 'brain tsunamis' have been observed in humans
Peter Dockrill   27 days ago