I am a Scottish-based journalist & writer, third sector leader and transformational coach.
My passion is about the role that journalism has in its ability to change lives, create opportunities and challenge perceptions. Most of my writing is centred on social justice, equalities, and mental heath. I have published in a number of national news outlets including the Thomson Reuters Foundation, The Times, The Scotsman, amongst other publications.
I have worked my way through the world of Comms and media relations, from busy press office environments, to now being the CEO of an international non-profit which runs a news service, and works to tackle homelessness and poverty.
My autobiographic short story, 'The Janets', is a coming-of-age short story set in the mid-90s in Glasgow and Stirling and was published in 'Writing Our Space - An LGBTQ+ Anthology' by the Arkbound Foundation.
I am an experienced book reviewer. I also write features about people and organisations who do inspiring work in the charity/communities sector.
Having built a successful career in over the last 20 years in the public and third sectors, working in both London and Scotland, I have developed my writing portfolio over the years.
As an avid lifelong learner, I completed a postgraduate in journalism at Birkbeck, University of London, in 2015. In 2021, I qualified with an ICF Accredited Diploma in Transformational Coaching with the Animas Centre in London.
I'm happy to be approached about ideas for writing and projects.