Alanna Collen

Science and health writer with a Ph.D. Author of 10% Human.

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Alanna Collen is an accomplished science writer boasting both a master's degree in biology from Imperial College London and a Ph.D. in evolutionary, and zoological studies from University College London and the Zoological Society of London.

As an experienced zoologist who is a specialist in bat echolocation, she has inadvertently acquired many tropical diseases from her travels around the world.

She has been a prolific writer on her research regarding primate behavior and the development of communication, with contributions published in esteemed outlets such as The Guardian, BBC Earth, and New Scientist.

A prolific writer, she is a regular contributor to the renowned science magazine WIRED and other publications. Having written several books on evolutionary biology, her most recent work 10% Human: How Your Body's Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness has proven particularly successful.

Presently, she dedicates her career to freelance science writing, lecturing, and presenting.

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