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Paula Leighton is a journalist based in Santiago, Chile and since 2004 writes articles for SciDev.Net. She was assistant coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean for seven years in editing and coordination tasks.
Currently, she works for the Health, Science and Technology page at newspaper El Mercurio. She has also worked as editor for the Health, Science and Technology section of newspaper La Tercera, and also as a reporter and scriptwriter for TV series about science in Chile, like Enlaces for Televisión Nacional, and Discovery Channel-Latin America.
Paula holds a master of science degree in electronic media from Oxford Brooks University (UK), as a Chevening Scholar from British Council.
Contact details: [email protected]
Location: Santiago (Chile).
Languages spoken: Spanish, English.
Areas of interest: Health, science, environment.
Local/Demographic Interests: Chile, Latin America.
Professional memberships: Chilean Association of Scientific Journalists; Board Member of the Citizen Science Foundation.