About Me

I have done stints working in TV, magazines, newspapers, PR and even worked one season as an elf at Santa’s grotto. I was a journalist and editor with The Independent newspaper for six years, first as the paper’s social media editor, then a features writer, then I went to the Evening Standard as the deputy editor of Going Out and came back to The Independent as the music editor and arts writer. In 2016 I went freelance. Since then, alongside my journalism, for the i and The Stage as well as other titles, I’ve volunteered in my local homeless shelter, helping people with housing and universal credit forms, I’ve worked in a drama group for people with disabilities and complex needs. I’ve run a national war poetry competition to raise funds for a state of he art rehab centre, where the winners were read out by Prince William and I’ve worked as an edit producer on the Discovery Science Channel’s most successful show. I’ve written an award-nominated play – Doing Well – and another one, Wormholes, coming to the Omnibus theatre this summer. I have a degree in Psychology, a coaching course with MOE foundation and a foundation year in psychodynamic psychotherapy, so when the pandemic hit and live performances were cancelled, I spent three months offering free career and mental health coaching to artists and performers who couldn’t work. I have always been interested in the power of the arts to change lives for the better and I was the editor and now a judge for visionaryarts.org.uk, a not-for-profit organisation rewarding arts with a social impact, focusing on groups that aren’t always as visible as they should be. I regularly write for the arts and culture pages of the beautiful Marylebone Journal. I also write for the national press about arts and culture, particularly theatre.

I am currently ghostwriting a novel.

You can see more of my work if you click on the tabs on the right.