David Dickson, Director, SciDev.net

David graduated in mathematics, and was news editor of Nature from 1993 to August 2001, and the journal's Washington correspondent from 1977 to 1982. He has also worked for The Times Higher Education Supplement (1973-1977), Science (1982-1989) and New Scientist (1989-1992), and is the author of Alternative Technology (1974) and The New Politics of Science (1984).