Alanna Collen is a science writer, with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from Imperial College London, and a PhD in evolutionary biology from University College London and the Zoological Society of London. She is a well-travelled zoologist, an expert in bat echolocation, and an accidental collector of tropical diseases. Alanna's first book, 10% HUMAN: How your body's microbes hold the key to health and happiness, was published in 2015 and is available in 18 languages.
During her scientific career, Alanna has written for the Sunday Times Magazine and the Guardian, as well as about wildlife for ARKive.org. She has appeared on numerous radio and television programmes, including BBC Radio 4’s Tribes of Science and Saturday Live, and BBC One’s adventure-wildlife show Lost Land of the Volcano. She lives in Bedfordshire with her husband and baby daughter.
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