Journalism

I work for The Economist on the social media team as assistant community editor. My aim is to distribute our journalism throughout the internet and stimulate a discussion around it.

Until August 2015 I was the senior reporter with Research Fortnight, covering mostly UK science and research policy. I’m fascinated by the interplay between science and public policy, plus public involvement in making decisions about science. See below the logos for more details about the work I’ve done.

I graduated from City University in 2012 with an MA (distinction) in science journalism and was awarded the Banks Prize for the top MA mark in City’s journalism school. The science funding blog I co-wrote in 2011-12 came runner-up in the BBC’s College of Journalism Student Innovation Award. And in 2013, I won the Richard Gregory award for best newcomer at the Association of British Science Writers awards. You can also read my registry of interests.

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Research Fornight logo
Snappier than ‘biweekly’
New Humanist logo
The club for people who don’t like to join clubs
Doctoring the truth
Read my articles for The Guardian
Covering science and what we do with it
Ticking science off The Register
Pod Academy logo
Listen to the sounds of science
Community-led UK science funding blog
Read my articles on Elements
Don’t shoot the editor
Read my articles on the BBC
I first contributed to the BBC in 2005
Trademarks and brands, just because
Read my NFTU column, Alchemy
Science and art, natch
Probably the coolest website I know
Hyper-local, hyper-aware, hyper-old-school
Domain names and internet governance

From September 2009 to September 2011, I worked on staff at the IP Media Group, which publishes World Trademark Review and IAM Magazine, dynamic publications covering the business of intellectual property for managers of major global brands.

While studying the Science Journalism MA at City University in London, I wrote freelance articles on science and science policy, health, domain names and internet governance, theatre and current affairs.

In a previous role I contributed to the UK’s most publication for law students, LawCareers.Net, and its sister publication, The Training Contract and Pupillage Handbook.  I have written marketing material for the Rough Guides website and, as news editor for Nottingham student magazine Platform, I reported on and commissioned a wide variety of features and news, some of which were also published on the BBC Nottingham website. During my time in the USA, I reported on the 2004 presidential election for a column nominated for a Guardian Student Media Award.