I write and perform about myself, madness, and death. 


I’ve recently been working on a series of essays for the Wellcome Collection about lithium and its environmental side effects.
Now, I’m writing my first book. It’s going to explore the ecology of bipolar disorder.
My essays and articles have been published in the Guardian, The Polyphony, and elsewhere.

I edit and write book reviews for Medical Humanities, a subdivision of the British Medical Journal.
My reviews have also been published in New Scientist and in Photo Monitor.

My performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio and featured by Cambridge University Museums.
I collaborate with Alice Boyd on sound art and performance. Listen to our piece ‘Germination’.


lauragsimpkins@gmail.com

Graphics by my trembly hands.