Olive Heffernan is News Editor on Nature Reports: Climate Change. Following a BA in Zoology at Trinity College Dublin and a PhD in Fisheries Ecology at University College Dublin, Olive moved to the UK as a postdoctoral scientist to continue her work on Northeast Atlantic cod stocks. Her long-standing interest in the broader issues surrounding science made her jump ship in 2004 from research to science journalism. She has since been awarded a fellowship and prize for reporting on ocean sciences. Olive was editor of The Marine Scientist magazine and Associate Editor of the Journal of Offshore Technology, reporting on oceanography, climate, marine technology and renewable energies, before joining Nature Reports: Climate Change in 2007.