I'm an award-winning journalist and writer.
I am a talented writer with experience in a variety of fields. I have been involved in journalism since I was teenager and writing is my passion. I have a huge wealth of experience and have reported on many different subjects in a variety of styles.
I started my journalism career in local newspapers before transitioning to writing and producing for a global audience during my time at the BBC. I have authored many creative pieces, worked overseas, and have taken on many beats and specialisms.
What’s it like when your job involves wading through others’ suffering? I was left weeping and hopeless
Psychologists call it ‘vicarious trauma’ – the result of witnessing too much misery, even if you’re not experiencing it first hand. And it can affect anyone, from war correspondents to legal professionals and interpreters
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Other articles I have written...
The New Humanitarian: Who helps the helpers? Earthquakes put spotlight on aid workers' needs
World of Topia: A Bestiary of Birds Who Mean Business
The Guardian: What’s it like when your job involves wading through others’ suffering? I was left weeping and hopeless
World of Topia: A Tapestry of Black History
BBC News: The shops that connect people with their home countries
G20 Global Land Initiative: Field Trip: Recultivation of Hambuch Open Cast Mine and Sophienhohe
The Lead: Blackouts are coming. I'd rather be prepared than in the dark
The New Arab: Culture: Sam Naz's Liberté pays welcome homage to Britain’s first Muslim war heroine Noor Inayat Khan
The New Arab: Bookclub: The Newlyweds: A rare insight into modern love in India
MVSLIM: ‘Liberté’ Gives Britain’s First Muslim War Heroine the Recognition She Deserves
The Guardian: A moment that changed me: I grew my leg hair - and found my self-confidence
BBC Business: Boom time for dog walkers, sitters and trainers
BBC News: Molesey Lock: Lightning-strike selfie lands siblings in hospital
BBC Business: Five animals to spot in a post-Covid financial jungle
BBC Science: International Women’s Day: Illustrating the Covid-19 pandemic
BBC US election: US election: Are older Trump voters sticking with him?
BBC Business: Rishi Sunak’s ‘Kickstart’ jobs scheme: Back to the future?
BBC Business: ‘I just designed a destruction of a life’
BBC News: Coronavirus: ‘I’m out of hospital, but I have to remember to breathe’
BBC News: Coronavirus: The volunteers feeding the NHS
BBC News: Coronavirus: ‘I’ve had to cancel my wedding’
BBC Health: Nurse’s request for premature baby sleeves is viral hit
BBC America: ‘My boyfriend dumped me but how do I tell my cat?’
BBC America: Does the US have a problem with topless women?
BBC America: Mississippi mum and dad graduate on same day just before son
BBC America: What we can all learn from this deathbed photo
BBC America: Ending stigma and shame over sanitary pads
BBC America: US women upset by random baby congratulations cards
BBC America: Inside America’s Aladdin’s cave of dead animals
BBC Canada: This gran picked up road kill to create the perfect armchair
BBC America: Why this woman hates to hear about the ‘big bad wolf’
'People come for the selfies but won't pay $2 for pizza'
BBC America: What can these caps tell us about children and race
BBC America: ‘Somebody answered my dead brother’s number’
BBC America: Snopes: How do you survive 25 years debunking fake news?
BBC America: Yak loose in Virginia after escaping transport to the butchers
BBC America: Bridal party delivers aid to Hurricane Dorian-hit Bahamas
BBC America: Virginia couples challenge laws requiring them to declare their race
BBC UK: The love letters returned after 70 years thanks to Facebook romantics
BBC Trending: Are you in your 30s and facing ‘the swerve’?
BBC America: ‘If you want unsolicited advice, get pregnant’
BBC World: Chinese vlogger who used filter to look younger caught in live-stream glitch
BBC Science: What’s a ‘Science Princess’ doing in an ice field in Alaska?
BBC US: Cartoon scavenger hunts brighten Portland
BBC Trending: Iran police arrest 30 at private yoga class
BBC Trending: Tesla ‘hires’ witty museum tweeter
BBC Trending: TFBoys: Wang Yuan sorry over illegal smoking
BBC Health: ADHD: ‘The web comics that show what my life is like’
BBC Business: Holiday fraud: ‘How we were caught out’
BBC Business: How a bookshop wolf handles awkward customers
BBC Business: The real-life Marie Kondos who will come to your home
BBC Business: AI and spices: Would you put cumin on a pizza?
BBC Innovators: The female pilot teaching African women to fly
BBC News: An A-Z guide to Business Beasts
How did my cheap shoes lead to peace?
BBC Business: Is a peace scholarship worth pursuing?
BBC Business: Just the job: when interviews go wrong
BBC Business: Sending a postcard from Timbuktu – without leaving home
BBC Entertainment: David Bowie: Your tributes to the Star man
BBC Business: Fat Cat Tuesday: The pawful truth
BBC World: Migrant crisis: ‘I want to go to Germany’
BBC World: China’s one child policy: Your stories
BBC World: Your Wolf Encounters
BBC World: Desi beats: Giving Indian aunties a pop art twist
BBC UGC: Charles Kennedy and I: Your memories
BBC UGC: Fifa crisis: Football fans’ reactions
BBC UGC: Palmyra in pictures: A Syrian site under threat
BBC Democracy Day: A Week in Protests
BBC Social News: You Draw the News 2014
BBC News: As it happened: Obama addresses nation on fight against IS
BBC Entertainment: Novel ambition: Can a one-day course get you a book deal?
BBC Health: Shenley Hospital: Life Under Observation (winner of BBC Newsroom original journalism competition)
BBC Health: Compassionate care: Nurse stories
BBC History: How Royal births have been announced
BBC History: Culture wars: why attack history
BBC History: Prince Albert's cultural legacy: Albertopolis
BBC Business: Young workers: ‘Never forget your dreams’
BBC UGC: London Metropolitan University: Overseas students react
BBC UGC: Lightning strike survivor: we thought we were on fire
BBC UGC: London 2012 celebrations around the globe
BBC UGC: Eurozone crisis: Global reactions
BBC Science: Mammoths’ extinction not due to inbreeding, study finds
BBC News: Antarctic mission: Who was Captain Lawrence Oates?
BBC UGC: Japan quake: ‘I’m not worried about the radiation’
BBC UGC: Dementia care: Your stories
BBC UGC: Greece referendum twists: Your stories
BBC UGC: Kenya’s Mau Mau uprising: Your stories
BBC UGC: Ivory Coast crisis: ‘Gunfire all the time in Abidjan’
BBC UGC: Libya unrest: voices from Misrata
BBC UGC: How music-buying habits have changed
BBC Magazine: Is the UK uniquely bad at coping with snow?
BBC News: UK cyber security plans ‘essential for strong defence’
BBC News: Families torn over reliving 7/7 horrors at inquest
BBC News: Oxfordshire town sees human waste used to heat homes
BBC News: CCTV site Internet Eyes hopes to help catch criminals
BBC News: Hyde Park sees protest and praise expressed for Pope
BBC News: Pope visit: Crowd’s reaction to Twickenham Big Assembly
BBC News: World War II horrors faced by ‘forgotten army’ in Asia
BBC News: Growing up with guns and knives
BBC News: Searching for an abducted child
BBC News: German victory over England does not impress sunbathers
BBC News: BA seat policy made man ‘feel like a child molester’
BBC News: BA compensates man ‘humiliated’ over child seat policy
BBC News: Councils face where the deep budget cuts must fall
BBC News: Recycling rewards on offer in Windsor and Maidenhead
BBC News: Bletchley Park archive to go online
BBC UK: Jimmy Mizen’s family try to build peace from his murder
BBC Magazine: Will we switch to gas made from human waste
BBC UK: Heathrow skies silenced by Iceland volcanic ash cloud
BBC World (Live Page): As it happened: Moscow Metro bombings
BBC News: Long wait for dream career in the Metropolitan Police
BBC News: ‘Jigsaw man’ butchered by lodger who wanted his life
BBC News: Earthquake in Haiti brings UK community together
BBC News: Mexico’s ‘giant underwater museum’
BBC News: Lexicographers prefer a mankini
BBC Panorama: The fight for the right to object
BBC Magazine: Missing…from afar
BBC News: Council to build houses of straw
BBC News: Go-ahead for new Heathrow expansion
BBC Magazine: In the lap of the council
BBC Magazine: How are estate agents surviving?
BBC News: Fewest UK bricks made since 1940s
BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat: Warnings about bad body piercing
BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat: School sex clinics prove popular
BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat: Setting up lapdancing clubs ‘is easy’