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I rather enjoy writing as a way to collect my own thoughts. As a scientist, it’s also the essence of how we communicate- through publication.

Here are some of the things that I’ve written, or contributed to  over time.

You’ll find some scientific articles, digests and think pieces.

Opinions are my own, and do not necessarily reflect those of my co-authors.


Scientific publications


  • Paterson, J. R.; Beecroft, M. S.; Mulla, R. S.; Osman, D.; Reeder, N. L.; Caserta, J. A.; Young, T. R.; Pettigrew, C. A.; Davies, G. E.; Williams, J. A. G.; Sharples, G. J. Insights into the Antibacterial Mechanism of Action of Chelating Agents by Selective Deprivation of Iron, Manganese, and Zinc. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2022, 88 (2), e01641-21. https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.01641-21 | Full Text | ESI
  • Mulla, R. S.; Willows, A.; Shoniwa, R. Looking into Their Eyes: A Cross Section of Some People Opposed to the Official COVID Narrative; Zenodo, 2022. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6504909 | Full Text| ESI
  • Mulla, R. S.; Beecroft, M. S.; Pal, R.; Aguilar, J. A.; Pitarch-Jarque, J.; García-España, E.; Lurie-Luke, E.; Sharples, G. J.; Gareth Williams, J. A. On the Antibacterial Activity of Azacarboxylate Ligands: Lowered Metal Ion Affinities for Bis-Amide Derivatives of EDTA Do Not Mean Reduced Activity. Chemistry – A European Journal 2018, 24 (28), 7137–7148. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201800026 | Full text | ESI
  • Mulla, R. S.; Walden, M. T.; Yufit, D. S.; Desa, T.; Lurie-Luke, E.; Williams, J. A. G. Strategies for the Synthesis of HBGl3, a Glutamic Acid Derived Ligand Bearing Phenolic and Azacarboxylate Donor Groups at the Nitrogen Atom. Tetrahedron 2017, 73 (45), 6410–6420. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tet.2017.09.032 | Full text
  • Mulla, R. S.; Pitarch-Jarque, J.; García-España, E.; Desa, T.; Lurie-Luke, E.; Williams, J. A. G. Monoamide Derivatives of EDTA Incorporating Pendent Carboxylates or Pyridyls: Synthesis, Metal Binding, and Crystal Structure of a Dinuclear Ca2+ Complex Featuring Bridging Na+ Ions. ChemistrySelect 2017, 2 (18), 5045–5050. https://doi.org/10.1002/slct.201700995 | Full text | ESI
  • Gill, M. R.; Cecchin, D.; Walker, M. G.; Mulla, R. S.; Battaglia, G.; Smythe, C.; Thomas, J. A. Targeting the Endoplasmic Reticulum with a Membrane-Interactive Luminescent Ruthenium(Ii) Polypyridyl Complex. Chem. Sci. 2013, 4 (12), 4512. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3sc51725j | Full TextESI

Informational pieces


  • “CBN Oil.” Sleepstation.org.uk |  Full text
  • “How does temperature affect your sleep?” Sleepstation.org.uk | Full text
  • “How negative thinking can disrupt your sleep.” Sleepstation.org.uk | Full text
  • “How Ramadan can affect your sleep.” Sleepstation.org.uk | Full text
  • “How sleep length affects heart health.” Sleepstation.org.uk | Full text
  • “How to build your wind-down routine for sleep.” Sleepstation.org.uk | Full text
  • “Nicotine: How does it affect your sleep?” Sleepstation.org.uk | Full text
  • “Online sleep clinics, NHS and Private, can treat insomnia effectively without medication.” Sleepstation.org.uk | Full text
  • “Overthinking: Can’t sleep? How thought blocking can help.” Sleepstation.org.uk | Full text
  • “Sleep restriction therapy, how it works.” Sleepstation.org.uk | Full text
  • “Weekend lie-ins, can you catch up on sleep?” Sleepstation.org.uk | Full text
  • “Why is Sleepstation’s form of CBT-I so effective?” Sleepstation.org.uk | Full text


Think pieces


  • “What do people opposed to lockdowns actually think?” (with Amy Willows and Rusere Shoniwa), Time for Recovery, 01 Aug 2022. Full Text | Mirror
  • “Looking into their Eyes: Covid Narrative Dissidents in Their Own Words” (with Amy Willows and Rusere Shoniwa), The Daily Sceptic, 03 May 2022. Full Text | Mirror
  • “Don’t talk about the situation,” Never more!, 20 July 2021. Full text | Mirror
  • “A Breakup Letter…to Society,” OffGuardian, 18 July 2021. Full text | Mirror
  • “Visions of the future,” Left Lockdown Sceptics, 16 July 2021. Full text | Mirror
  • “Why this lockdown fervour ties me in knots,” The Conservative Woman, 15 May 2021. Full Text | Mirror