Mark Peplow

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Mark Peplow is a former employee of the Science Media Centre and was previously chief news editor at Nature. He now works as a freelance science journalist.

Mark Peplow's LinkedIn profile.



Peplow has a Master's degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Organometallic Chemistry from Imperial College London (1995-1998).[1] He spent a year as a post-doctoral fellow at McMaster University, Canada.[2] In 2001 he completed a MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London.[1]


After completing his MSc in Science Communication, Peplow had an internship at The Daily Telegraph 'then freelanced for BBC Online and The Institute of Biology (among others)'.[3]

Science Media Centre

From March 2002 to December 2003, Peplow worked as a Science Information Officer at the Science Media Centre where he 'developed contacts with leading scientists and press officers in the UK, in order to promote scientists as contacts for journalists'.[1]


From January 2004 to June 2006, Peplow worked for the science journal Nature where he reported on the physical sciences and science policy. He returned to the magazine in July 2008 for the role of News Editor before leaving to become a freelance science journalist in January 2013. [1]

Chemistry World

From July 2006 to July 2008, Peplow was the editor of Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.[1]


Twitter: @markpeplow


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 [Mark Peplow LinkedIn profile], accessed 18 September 2013
  2. Mark Peplow (2013), About,accessed 18 September 2013
  3. Data from Internet Archive holdings of the Science Media Centre website, 2003, accessed 18 September 2013