I’ve been working as a journalist since 1997, after 10 years running press offices in the voluntary sector. In that time I have built up a portfolio of writing, communications and editorial work. I work mainly as a features journalist and I specialise in communicating complex issues accessibly, whether that’s for a popular magazine or a specialist technical publication.
In addition to my freelance work I worked for 18 months as the acting health editor at Boots Health and Beauty and for 14 months as the acting health editor at Easy Living, and have also done shifts on Red and Zest magazines. I’ve written and edited reports, website copy and newsletters as well as features, and co-wrote (with Gianna Knowles of London South Bank University) Understanding Family Diversity and Home-School Relations: a guide for students and practitioners in early years and primary settings, published by Routledge in July 2012.
Before I moved into journalism I ran the communications at youth homelessness charity Centrepoint and learning disability charity Mencap. I have also worked as the press officer at Voluntary Service Overseas and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
I have a BA (Hons) in English from Oxford University, and an MA in English from the University of Warwick.
I live in south-east London with my two daughters and their father.