Daryl Ilbury is a highly experienced and authoritative thought leader on communicating science across print, digital and broadcast platforms. He is a former multi award-winning broadcaster and columnist, now a senior science writer, editor, and best-selling author. He holds a degree in clinical psychology and a master’s degree in science journalism from City, University of London.

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“…His knowledge of radio, the vastness of his experience and his willingness to take radio into the digital age stand him in good stead to lead stations to greatness. His role either as a consultant, advisor or mentor will add great value to any company that seeks to win the war in ratings and revenue…”

Naveen Singh, Head of Programming, Smile 90.4 FM

“…Daryl has the best work ethic of any radio talent that I know. His passion for the medium is unquestionable and as a former teacher, it is evident that he willingly shares over two decades of experience in the medium freely with his fellow professionals…”

“…many have benefitted from his selfless attitude and learned a great deal from Daryl…I would recommend him unreservedly for any role in radio from on-air talent, to programme management to talent coach.”

Omar Essack, Former CEO, Primedia Broadcasting

“…one of my best writers…”

Marika Sboros, Former editor, Business Day Health News; Editor, Publisher, Foodmed.net

“…without a doubt one of this country’s most successful and respected broadcasters. This is evident by his enviable career and the impact he has made on the radio industry…he is also, more importantly, a natural leader…and has an uncanny knack of quickly assessing a situation or concern affecting the station and then offering viable and exciting opportunities…”

Gavin Meiring, Former Programme Manager, Jacaranda 94.2

“Daryl’s writing has the fine quality of being sagacious, witty and thought-provoking. If his forked tongue-in-cheek were a whip, it would make one mean crack!’

Robbie Stammers, Publisher, Forbes SA; former editor Leadership magazine, Insights Publishing

“…he displayed a particular knack of choosing topics that are pertinent to society and using his writing skills to convey his point with measured maturity and logic. He is extremely well-versed in world and current affairs, a strength which enhanced his writing, gaining him the respect of many readers, including those who didn’t necessarily agree with his viewpoint…”

Yasantha Naidoo, Editor, Sunday Times Extra, Times Media Group

Latest Articles

Human Systems Integration, it’s time to take centre stage

There is an old engineering design joke, probably more a wry observation, that the most dangerous component to a motor vehicle is the nut holding the steering wheel. On its own, a motor vehicle is an inert, albeit highly complex, technological system. It takes people, also a highly complex sociotechnical system, to activate and apply…

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Should pre-anaesthesia consultations be done telephonically?

It’s tempting to think that a patient undergoing surgery has little to do to ensure the operation is a success – after all, they’re anaesthetised or sedated – but the reality is that a patient should be an active participant in the procedure. Whereas the focus may be on the surgeon during the operation, the most…

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What’s driving the rise in dietary wheat sensitivity?

There are few components of the human lifestyle more susceptible to the vagaries of fashion than diet and nutrition. Popular media tout the latest ‘research’ suggesting what is healthy, and self-styled healthy-eating gurus promote their latest diets, usually at the expense of some or other ‘enemy’ of the human gut. Gluten is a current whipping…

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Taming the oil price

For the foreseeable future, the world will need oil, but its price volatility makes buying and selling it a challenge for producers and the myriad manufacturers who need it. For brokers who sit in the middle of such transactions, finding the optimal price and the number of clients to spread their risk is one of…

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Genome Architecture Theory shakes up cancer research

It’s an inconvenient truth that after 50 years of concerted research and untold billions of dollars in funding every year, a cure for cancer remains elusive. Perhaps the problem sits with the conventional view of cancer. Henry H. Heng, a professor of molecular medicine at the Wayne State School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, suggests…

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