Mun Keat Looi is a Features Editor and journalist with 15 years experience in science writing, digital content, longform features, narrative storytelling, growth/audience engagement and social media. He is International Features Editor at The BMJ, lectures on journalism at Imperial College London and is an author on two books, ‘Big Questions in Science: The quest to solve the great unknowns‘ (2013) and the Geek Guide to Life (2016).
Mun-Keat was awarded the silver Rising Star Award at the 2015 British Media Awards and has written and produced news, features, podcasts, and videos for Quartz, The Guardian, BBC Focus, Chemistry World and others. Features he has edited have been critically acclaimed, including three squee moments when recommended in the New Yorker. He was the science editor and fact-checker for acclaimed book Spike (2021) by Jeremy Farrar and Anjana Ahuja, and the author of the Association of British Science Writers’ ‘How to become a science writer‘ guide.
In previous lives, he was Commissioning Editor for the award-winning longform magazine Mosaic, headed up social strategy for Wellcome Trust, served on the Executive Committee of the ABSW, and led a charity project that earned over £16,000 and widespread media coverage as a side hustle. He gives regular talks and workshops on social media, digital journalism and science communication.
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