About

I have worked as a reporter, features writer and editor since 2006. I trained in postgraduate journalism at the London College of Communication and hold a BA in English Literature from the University of Cambridge.

My work has taken me to many countries and I am HEAT (Hostile Environment Awareness Training) Certified. 

I write in English but also speak fluent Polish, and good French and Spanish. 

I have been nominated for, and won, a few awards.

Some of my publications are posted on the home page - most recent at the top.



More details about my experience

Children and young people
I was formerly senior reporter at Children & Young People Now magazine, where I covered early years, education, youth work, child poverty, children's rights, parenting and play. In 2013 I was shortlisted for the CIPR award for most promising newcomer to education journalism.

I write regularly about issues affecting children all over the world - particularly on early years education in the UK and youth issues in developing countries. My UK-focused work is published in CYP Now, TES, Nursery World and LGC. I have two years experience working at online youth charity YouthNet.

International news and travel 
I have written news and features from abroad for the BBC World Service, the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Observer, the Independent, Independent on Sunday and Independent Magazine. I write regularly for global development newswire Devex.com and Equal Times.

I also contribute to the New Internationalist and formerly to the Guardian Global Development Professionals Network.

I have particular experience working with international development charities in West Africa, and have reported on youth projects and news in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cameroon, Togo and Senegal.

Investigations

The Times Cup Trust Tax Scam investigation - I sold this investigation to the Times newspaper, which led to a five-year-long investigation by the Charity Commission and an overhaul of its approach. Read the article here.

Daily Telegraph and Unearthed - I was part of the team that exposed poor recycling practices and working conditions at a London processing factory. Read the article here.

CYP Now - Investigation on cuts to local play facilities. Read the article here.

CYP Now - Investigation into local authority childcare funding (link unavailable).

Digital

I have edited and written for numerous magazine and newspaper websites. 

I currently manage newsreader and psychologist Dr Sian William's website SianWilliamsMedia.co.uk.

I was formerly acting editor for the youth advice and guidance website TheMix.org.uk.