Ms Tamar Kahn
Science & Health Writer, Business Day
I began my journalism career as a radio producer for the BBC World Service in London 1995, working in both the science unit and the African current affairs units, before moving on to the South African Broadcasting Corporation and Cape radio Talk, and then into print media in 2001. I have worked for Business Day for the past 20 years, where I have honed my skills as a science and health writer. I have a keen interest in medical research, the challenges of translating science into readily accessible language, and the policy and regulatory environment in which this research takes place. I am highly driven, detail-oriented, and have extensive experience working under pressure to tight deadlines. I have won numerous awards and fellowships, including the Clive Menell Fellowship to Duke University, and a Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for mental health journalism. Other journalism awards include the 2017 Discovery Health journalist of the year award, and the second runner up prize in the 2013 Siemen’s award for science journalism. I have an honours degree in Physics and European Studies from the University of Sussex (First Class), a Masters in Science Communication from Imperial College (Disctinction), and an MBA from the University of Cape Town (Distinction).