I am a freelance journalist, author and editor, and current recipient of the Local Trust's 12-month 'journalist-at-large' fellowship.

I have written or edited for The Times and The Sunday Times, The Independent, New Statesman, Metro.co.uk, Foreign Policy, Tortoise, The Guardian and The Observer, The Sun, HuffPost, Stylist, The Telegraph and others. I'm also a trained sub-editor and experienced copy-editor with a media law qualification. Recently I have worked as a freelance commissioning editor for Metro.co.uk's 'Platform' section.

My first book, a fun feminist reinterpretation of the six wives of Henry VIII, is available to order here.

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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". I then 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 covered the story with news reports, comment pieces, long reads, interview-led features and videos.

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 Björn Ulvaeus to Joanna Lumley and a fair few MPs. I also write women's obituaries and feminist comment pieces, and contributed chapters to DK's book of feminism.


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