Peter Ray Allison

Peter Ray Allison

Peter is a degree-qualified engineer and experienced freelance journalist, specializing in science, technology and culture. He writes for a variety of publications, including the BBC, Computer Weekly, IT Pro, the Guardian and the Independent. He has worked as a technology journalist for over ten years.


Peter has a degree in computer-aided engineering from Sheffield Hallam University. He has worked in both the engineering and architecture sectors, with various companies, including Rolls-Royce and Arup. It was while working in a team of consulting engineers that he became fascinated with journalism. Peter first wrote part-time, but soon became a full-time freelance journalist. 


In pursuit of his writing, Peter has interviewed Professor Freeman Dyson, stuck his head inside a fusion reactor and asked awkward questions of several government ministerial departments. He has discussed his articles on national radio, been quoted on television, had his articles translated into other languages and appeared on a New Zealand breakfast television show.

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