Wednesday, 16 November 2011

BBC World Service - From Our Own Correspondent

I wrote and recorded a From Our Own Correspondent piece for the BBC World Service while out in Sierra Leone. It explains the reasons for the headcount of street children I was involved in, and the daily plight of thousands of street children.

You can listen to the piece on the BBC World Service website.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Independent - Counting Sierra Leone's street children

During my time in Sierra Leone, I uncovered a project to count the country's street child population. I shadowed the work of the local 'counters', and reported on the situation for the Independent in this feature.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Leaving Payroll World

My thirst for stories has led me to decide to leave my position at Payroll World magazine and see what I can discover abroad. I'm leaving the UK in September to freelance first in Sierra Leone for two months, then in South America from November. I have a one-way ticket...

Monday, 25 July 2011

BBC Radio5 Live - is reality TV bad for young people?

Back on the Tony Livesey show, this time up against a former Big Brother contestant to defend the claim that young people, encouraged by reality TV, think they can get famous quick. I put more of my case forward in this subsequent blog.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

The Great Generation

As well as writing for the media, I have been hired to write charity newsletters. The Great Generation is a fantastic charity that offers voluntary opportunities abroad, primarily in Uganda this year. My work for them required me to interview some inspiring volunteers from the UK and Africa, as well as communicate the organisation's approach towards sustainable development.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Back on BBC Radio5 Live

The Tony Livesey show asked me to return as a commentator this month. This time we debated who makes better bosses - men or women?

Thursday, 12 May 2011

BBC Radio5 Live commentator

Last night I was a guest on the Tony Livesey show discussing the Quarter-Life Crisis - is it a real phenomenon? I think so, and many people my age agreed.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Guardian comment: Time off work to vote should be a right

Ahead of tomorrow's local elections and AV referendum, today I published a comment piece on the Guardian online arguing that employees should be allowed to take time off of work to vote.

The subject certainly caused a debate - you can read the article in full and comments here.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Media training for young campaigners

As well as journalism, I have delivered media training - primarily for young campaigners. My background in youth work led the British Youth Council to ask me to train this year's London group of UK Youth Parliament representatives at their swearing-in ceremony in City Hall.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

International Women's Day - why are women under represented in the UK's press?

To mark this year's International Women's Day, I did some research with Women in Journalism on the gender balance of journalists in the UK's top newspapers.

We used data from Cision for the research, who interviewed me about our findings for their blog. You can read the results here.

They also did this profile of me, which explains a bit about how I got into journalism.

Our research was picked up in a number of publications, such as this Guardian blog by Roy Greenslade and the Press Gazette.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Cystitis - what every girl should know

My latest offering and something I've wanted to write about for a while now. Having trawled the internet for good information about cystitis, I'm relieved there's now some straight-talking advice available online. And what better place to put it than on A great place to solve all sorts of problems.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

New position at Payroll World

I've been at Payroll World since just before Christmas, writing about all sorts of issues related to pay, HR, employment law and technology. You can read the cover story I wrote for February's issue here about how apps are going to revolutionise office management, and also keep up to date with the latest online news at

I've written a few exclusives so far, namely this story on how HMRC managed to create incorrect tax codes for thousands of the clergy, and this one about the cuts at the BBC. The Church of England story was picked up by the Daily Mail.