The British Science Association is delighted by the news that Council member and General Section Recorder, David Dickson has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Association of British Science Writers’ 2012 awards.
As well as his work with the Association, David is the editor of SciDev.Net, and was its founding director. Prior to this, he spent 24 years at Nature, as its Washington correspondent and later as news editor. He has written for the Times Higher Education Supplement, Science, and New Scientist, amongst others.
The awards ceremony followed the second UK Conference of Science Journalists, held at the Royal Society in London. Connie St Louis, President of the ABSW commented: ‘This year there was an extremely strong field of entries in most categories. Hard work for the panel of judges, but a clear indication of British and Irish science journalism at its best.”
Sir Roland Jackson, Chief Executive of the British Science Association said “We are delighted to hear this news, and would like to congratulate David on this well-deserved recognition of his many achievements over a long and established career in science communication.”