About

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I’m a freelance journalist currently based in the UK, writing and editing for publications including The Guardian, The Telegraph, Bloomberg News, Germany’s Die Tageszeitung and others 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 lead on editorial content and strategy for subscriptions, including news, features, analysis, events, newsletters and more.

I work regularly with the Telegraph, as a foreign news editor and reporter, 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 as a guest editor for Narratively.

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 and have lived and worked in London, Edinburgh, Barcelona and Berlin. I’m also a mentor with the Second Source, a network supporting women in journalism.

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