|Education||Sacred Heart College, Auckland|
|Occupation||Journalist and writer|
|Notable credit(s)||Science editor at The Guardian, 1980–2005|
Tim Radford (born 1940) is a British–New Zealand freelance journalist, born in New Zealand in 1940 and educated at Sacred Heart College, Auckland. At 16, he joined The New Zealand Herald as a reporter. He moved to the United Kingdom in 1961, working at first as a Whitehall information officer.
Radford worked for The Guardian newspaper for 32 years. Over the course of his career, he was letters editor, arts editor, literary editor, and science editor — holding the latter post from 1980 until 2005. He also served on the UK committee for the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. He is married with two adult children.
- Lifetime achievement award for services to science journalism, 2004
- Best feature on science subject in a national or regional newspaper, 2004, for Touching the Void, published in The Guardian on 22 July 2004
- Best communication of science in a non-science context, 2001, for Tell us, Solly, published in the London Review of Books on 20 September 2001
- Other awards in 1992 and 1997
- "The Guardian writer profile". Retrieved 6 October 2012.
- "Of course scientists can communicate". Retrieved 6 October 2012.
- "Association of British Science Writers award winners". Retrieved 6 October 2012.