I am a freelance journalist, author and editor with a wide range of experience that you can peruse on my LinkedInI have written or edited for The Times and The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Guardian and The ObserverNew Statesman, The SunHuffPost, Tortoise, Stylist and others. I'm also a trained sub-editor with a media law qualification, and copy-editer for Foreign Policy magazine

I have an MA (Distinction) in International Journalism from City University, where I specialised in features, digital production and foreign correspondence. I excelled at media law and ethics, despite the fact that my professor Roy Greenslade said he found me "killingly funny"

For politics, I worked as the EU referendum coordinator for the Foreign Press Association, liaising with all relevant MPs, parties and politicos. I am a credited contributor to All Out War and Fall Out, the Brexit chronicles of Sunday Times political editor Tim Shipman.

As an investigative reporter, I was one of the first journalists in the country to cover the vaginal mesh scandal, called the worst since thalidomide. I believe in a multi-pronged approach, and presented the story with news reports, comment pieces, long reads, interview-led features, videos and audio content. 

These days I mainly write long reads on an eclectic range of subjects, as well as travel and arts features. I've been lucky enough to interview everyone from ABBA's Bj√∂rn Ulvaeus to Joanna Lumley and a fair few MPs. I also write women's obituaries and feminist comment pieces and contributed eight chapters to DK's book of feminism. My first novel, a fun feminist reinterpretation of the six wives of Henry VIII, is available to pre-order here

As a speaker, I regularly appear on BBC Radio London at an ungodly hour of the morning for the paper review, and have popped up on Woman's Hour and LBC. I participated in Drugstore Culture's feminism vodcast and a debate on ITV's This Morning. On the day of the EU referendum, I was filmed by a Catalan TV crew being spectacularly wrong (and grammatically incorrect). 

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