I am a freelance journalist, writer and university lecturer.
As a staff journalist, I worked for various local newspapers before moving to national titles, including the Daily Mail and the Independent on Sunday, where I spent three years as arts and media correspondent.
Since November 2003, I have been freelancing for national newspapers and periodicals ranging from Society Guardian and the education sections of the Independent, Times, and Daily Telegraph to various arts national supplements, The Literary Review, History Today, the Ecologist, and Museums Journal, as well as being employed as a lecturer in journalism and public affairs at a succession of further education colleges and universities.
When not writing journalism, I alternate between penning fiction and working as a senior lecturer
at Kingston University and a trainer for organisations including The Periodical Publishers’ Association and The British Council.
I am the author of Public Affairs for Journalists (Oxford University Press, 2009) and a member of
the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ public affairs board.
This is my new website, on which you will soon be able to find links to a wide range of my published material, past and present - from straight news stories, features, and reviews to academic articles and extracts from my fiction.
I hope you enjoy browsing.