Helen Gavaghan publishes and edits Science, People & Politics, a scientifically-literate humanity's quarterly. She is the first official historian of the intergovernmental organisation, EUMETSAT, the body responsible for Europe's weather and climate-monitoring satellites. The history, her second book, was published in Germany by EUMETSAT. The London Science Museum accepted a copy into its library. Her first book, "Something New Under the Sun, Satellites and the Beginning of the Space Age", was an authoritative history of the first application satellites, and it was published in New York by Springer Verlag. Both books meld history, science, technology and politics. "Something New" demonstrates how in significant part application satellites emerged from the International Geophysical Year of 1957-1958.

As technology news editor and Washington correspondent for New Scientist in the 1980s Helen was inspired by reporting from Hanoi and environs to become an early champion of open-access publishing. She is now a freelance journalist and publishing entrepreneur, building bridges between science and the humanities. She has written and edited for French, US and British international and national publications [print and online], working from the US and UK, and as a reporter from locations around the world.

Helen founded Science, People & Politics in 2005, and works now with fellow freelance veterans from the trenches of science journalism, Fred Pearce FRSGS and Martin Redfern to develop the magazine. The magazine/journal aspires to empower readers to remove causes of War.


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Helen Gavaghan has a BSc (hons) in Biophysics from the University of Leeds (1976-1980), and completed M. Phil studies at the University of Manchester, in the history of science, technology and medicine 2002-04 [Thesis unsubmitted].

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