I am an award-winning British journalist, editor and ghostwriter with fifteen years of experience.
I graduated from Oxford University with an MA in Modern Languages in 2005. I spent five years working in television and broadcast communications in London where I produced short films and commercials. In 2008, I left to cycle 5,000 miles across sub-Saharan Africa, exploring community-based conservation initiatives and making a documentary about the expedition.
I started writing features for British newspapers and magazines in 2009 and moved to East Africa in 2011, where I became a regular contributor to The Guardian. Between 2011 and 2015, I explored how the conflicts and crises of East Africa affect people in the region, writing for all major UK newspapers and a host of British and American magazines. In 2017, my reporting from Burundi for the Guardian won both a Frontline Club award and a One World Media award. I have written for National Geographic, The Guardian, Marie Claire, The New Statesman and The Atavist. Now based in North Wales, I focus on longform narrative journalism and non-fiction books.
Since 2016, I have lived in Llangollen in North Wales. My website includes a selection of my articles and social media links. If you have any questions, please get in touch with me. For books, I am represented by Ed Wilson at Johnson & Alcock.
My particular areas of interest include gender equality, human rights in conflict and post-conflict situations, refugee rights, and post-conflict state-building.
I speak fluent German and conversational French.