A Royal Life
I edited The Telegraph’s 28-page tribute to The Queen, which was published the day after her death. That print product was part of a wider, multi-platform project: I oversaw about 30 features, enlisting a team of staffers from other desks, including digital, pictures, design, visual storytelling, graphics, subbing, production, video and more, to ensure a substantial package of the highest quality content was ready for when the time came. Many of those other features appeared in print supplements published on subsequent days.
I love getting my teeth into a complex issue, from the real cultural shift behind ‘quiet quitting’, how we came to trust a Silicon Valley multinational with our greatest secrets, to the evolution of the family. Observational comedy is also something I enjoy, like my viral piece about middle class interiors cliches. I’ve written extensively about travel and trends, and I’m a trained health and psychology journalist, investigating thorny topics and writing about my own experiences (my piece about the perimenopause is my most-shared story, while my story about being an adoptive mother was a personal highlight). And I’m an experienced copywriter for corporates, bringing colour and life to my stories, including this artistic guide to London for Expedia and a how-to on marital money management for Virgin Money.
Live events and partnerships
I’m an experienced host at live and online events, interviewing celebrities and experts including Davina McCall, Mariella Frostrup and Candice Brathwaite in front of live audiences. At The Telegraph’s Stella magazine, our long-running partnership with the fantastic charity Smart Works resulted in record-breaking fundraising events.
I’ve made dozens of appearances on live TV and radio, sat on multiple breakfast TV sofas and spoken across time zones to the hosts of prestigious shows in the US and Australia. Click the pictures below to hear the clips.