Alanna Collen is a science writer with a master's degree in biology from Imperial College London and a PhD in evolutionary biology from the Zoological Society of London and University College London. She's a well-traveled biologist, a bat echolocation expert, and an unintentional tropical illness collector. Collen has written for the Sunday Times Magazine and ARKive.org on wildlife during her scientific career. She has made appearances on BBC Radio 4's The Tribes of Science and Saturday Live, as well as BBC One's adventure-wildlife show Lost Land of the Volcano. Her spouse and she live in Bedfordshire, UK.