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


I specialise in writing about 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 have worked for youth-focused charities in the UK and abroad. I am a 2022 Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma Early Childhood Reporting Fellow, focusing on Ukraine

I have written foreign news and features 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 inquiry 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 - My own investigation on cuts to local play facilities. Read the article here.

CYP Now - My own investigation into local authority childcare funding (link unavailable).

Digital


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.