Dr Helen Pilcher is an experienced science writer and a former scientist. She has a PhD and an MSc in Neuroscience from London’s Institute of Psychiatry. Her work has appeared in many outlets including New Scientist, Nature, Science Focus, BBC Wildlife, The Big Issue and BBC Online. She has written three books for Bloomsbury’s specialist science imprint Sigma. Her most recent book is Small Inventions That Made a Big Difference (2021).