Rebecca Priestley

Rebecca Priestley’s nonfiction writing – books, essays, and articles – deals with gnarly global issues such as climate change, sea-level rise, and the Covid-19 pandemic.

She was a science columnist for The Listener for six years, launched (with Ashleigh Young) a creative science writing course at the IIML, and is an associate professor at the Centre for Science in Society at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington where she now teaches a course on Writing about science, health, and the environment.

Rebecca has degrees in earth sciences and history of science, and an MA from the IIML. Her most recent book is a memoir, Fifteen Million Years in Antarctica, published by VUP in 2019.