I’ve been working full-time as a freelance journalist since 1999.
The Guardian is one of my biggest clients, but I’ve also written for the Financial Times, the Independent, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Medium and numerous specialist publications such as Digital Health, Computing, Practical Patient Care and Public Finance. For three years in a row (2016, 2017 and 2018), I’ve been shortlisted in the CIPR education journalism awards.
I have a particular interest in childbirth and postnatal mental health issues. For five years, between 2009 and 2014, I edited Perspective, a continuing professional development magazine for NCT practitioners, featuring articles about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. I’m now CEO of the Birth Trauma Association, a charity that supports women who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder after birth.
As well as working as a journalist, I enjoy taking on copywriting commissions, which over the years have included everything from techy white papers for big-name corporates to school lesson plans for an educational charity.