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Genomics Forum · People

Ms. Pippa Goldschmidt

Writer in Residence


0131 651 4747




St John's Land, Holyrood Road, University of Edinburgh EH8 8AQ


Pippa Goldschmidt is a published author of short stories.

Originally from London Pippa used to be an astronomer. She has also worked as a policy advisor for both the UK and Scottish Governments on a variety of issues, including the regulation of activities in outer space, and homelessness. Much of her writing is inspired by science.

Now with an MLitt in creative writing from Glasgow University she is currently writing a novel about a female astronomer.

In February 2009 Pippa was appointed as Writer in Residence at the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum. This year long residency, shared with Ken MacLeod, involved working with the forum on some exciting projects aimed at connecting the area of genomics to a wider audience.

Read more at Writer in Residence 2009 - 2010

Pippa remains affiliated to the Genomics Forum - recently providing reports from the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2011 for Genotype

Visit her website for more information www.pippagoldschmidt.co.uk