About

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I’m a freelance journalist currently based in the UK, writing and editing for national and international publications with a focus on women and international affairs.

I was formerly deputy editor of Devex, working with a team of reporters around the world to cover international development and humanitarian aid. I now serve as membership editor, leading on editorial content and strategy to drive subscriptions, including news, features, analysis, events, newsletters and more.

I work regularly with the Telegraph, as a commissioning editor and occasional reporter on the foreign news desk, and Prospect, the UK’s leading current affairs monthly magazine, where I was an editor for several years. I also commission and edit long-form narrative non-fiction for Narratively.

Prior to going freelance I held staff roles at Bloomberg News, Prospect, and Devex.

My reporting has taken me to Brussels, Germany, Armenia, Taiwan and Mozambique among other places. I’ve interviewed senior diplomats and Nobel prize winners, as well as app-coding nuns and atheist priests.

As an editor, I’ve worked on investigations into UN agencies, sexual misconduct and more. Many of these stories have been used in parliamentary briefings and reports, particularly around foreign policy and abuse in the aid sector.

I often speak on TV and radio, including LBC, BBC and London Live and have moderated panel debates hosted by the United Nations, the European Commission and Facebook.

I was selected as a fellow of the International Journalists’ Programme in 2016, during which I was based at Die Tageszeitung newspaper in Berlin. I have also lived and worked in London, Edinburgh, and Barcelona.

Please feel free to contact me about freelance commissions, other opportunities or just for a chat; or find me on Twitter.