Kerry Taylor-Smith

Kerry Taylor-Smith

Freelance journalist

BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences

Kerry has been a freelance writer, editor and proofreader since 2016; she specialises in science and health-related topics. 

Kerry has written on everything from astronomy to nanomaterials to mental health and social media, and everything in between.

Kerry has an honours degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Bath where she studied a range of topics including chemistry, biology, and environmental sciences. NCTJ-trained, she became staff writer at Laboratory News before being promoted to web editor in 2011. She would spend her days writing science-based news and features, as well as interviewing scientists and writing editorial comment pieces.

As a freelance writer, Kerry’s work has appeared in many science, medical and lifestyle magazines and various websites, including Patient, NetDoctor and the AZO and Compelo Medical portfolios. Her articles cover a wide range of topics including nanotechnology, physics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and environmental issues, amongst many others.

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Recent articles

What parents need to know about school entry health checks
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What parents need to know about school entry health checks Feature

When a child starts school they are usually offered 'school entry health checks' to test their hearing, vision and growth. But what do these tests involve and do …

Can we trust BMI charts for kids?
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Can we trust BMI charts for kids? Feature

Obesity is an ever-increasing problem in the UK, where it is estimated that one in five children aged between 4 and 5 years are overweight or obese, rising to one in …

The link between diabetes and mental health conditions
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The link between diabetes and mental health conditions Feature

The physical symptoms of diabetes need managing 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Recent research revealed that seven out of ten people feel overwhelmed by the demands …

Common asthma inhaler mistakes to avoid
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Common asthma inhaler mistakes to avoid Feature

Asthma UK estimates that more than a million people in the UK are using their inhalers incorrectly, inadvertently putting themselves at risk. We look at the most common …

The pros and cons of the hay fever injection
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The pros and cons of the hay fever injection Feature

For one in four people, the arrival of warmer weather marks the beginning of an annual struggle against hay fever. Some sufferers swear by a yearly 'hay fever injection' …

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