Jonathan Webb is a runaway neuroscientist and the Science Editor at the ABC. He hails from Adelaide but more recently spent 10 years in the UK, where he earned a PhD from Oxford by studying obscure but fascinating details of how the brain processes sound.
After leaving the lab to pursue journalism, Jonathan worked as a science reporter for BBC News, covering everything from brains to bosons. He has live-blogged a comet landing, asked silly questions inside a hadron collider, and broadcast live from under a tablecloth at a chemistry conference.
In 2016 Jonathan returned to Australia to run the ABC’s science unit, where he is lucky enough to manage a team of Australia’s very best science storytellers – working across radio, TV, podcasts and the web. He is a passionate advocate for specialist science reporting and appears regularly on-air, including on RN Breakfast with Hamish Macdonald.