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Ehsan Masood (b. August 1967) is a London-born science writer and journalist of Pakistani heritage. His work focuses mainly about science, international development and the politics of the Muslim world.

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Biography

Born in London in 1967, his father Hassan Masood worked in actuarial science and his mother Shamsa Masood is a writer of short fiction in Urdu. He went to schools in York, Karachi and London; studied applied physics at Portsmouth Polytechnic and science communication at Birkbeck, University of London.

He writes most often for Nature, Prospect magazine and Opendemocracy.net. He teaches international science policy at Imperial College London and is a trustee of Leadership for Environment and Development. He also advises the British Council on science and on cultural relations. Previous posts have included Acting Chief Commissioning Editor of Nature and Director of Communications for LEAD International and before that Opinion Editor of New Scientist magazine.

Selected publications

Ehsan Masood's new book is Science and Islam: a history. This is the official tie-in to a three-part documentary series on BBC Television presented by Jim Al-Khalili, Professor of Physics at the University of Surrey.

Other publications include:

In the media

External links

  • The Gateway Trust, UK charity that helps writers of non-fiction from Arabic-speaking and other developing countries publish their work in English.
  • LEAD International, non-profit sustainable development training and networking organization
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