Rebecca Priestley is an award-winning science writer and historian, with degrees in earth sciences and a doctorate in the history and philosophy of science. She is a science columnist for New Zealand Listener, and senior lecturer in the Science and Society group at Victoria University of Wellington. Her most recent book is Dispatches from Continent Seven: An anthology of Antarctic science. She first travelled to the ice on Antarctica New Zealand's media programme in 2011, and in 2014 filmed lectures there for Antarctica Online, an innovative course available to students around the world.
Her previous books include The Awa Book of New Zealand Science, winner of the inaugural Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize, Atoms, Dinosaurs and DNA: 68 Great New Zealand Scientists (with Veronika Meduna), winner of the LIANZA Elsie Locke Award for Non-fiction, Mad on Radium: New Zealand in the Atomic Age, and The Fukushima Effect: A New Geopolitical Terrain (with Richard Hindmarsh).
By Rebecca Priestley
Dispatches from Continent Seven: An anthology of Antarctic science
Awa Press, 2016
The Awa Book of New Zealand Science
Awa Press, September 2008
The Elegant Universe of Albert Einstein
Awa Press, April 2006