Award-winning online and print journalist, public speaker and author

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I'm an award-winning journalist of 15 years and a digital editorial expert, having worked as UK Executive Editor and Global Lifestyle Head for HuffPost. I currently work freelance for The Pool, Guardian, Red magazine, Stylist, Women's Health, and the Daily Telegraph. At HuffPost, I worked as deputy to the Editor-in-Chief, and managed two core teams - Life (Lifestyle, Tech, Style and Parents) as well as our Blogs team. I've led editorial innovation and projects around women, men and parenting, which have been cross-platform across blogs, video and editorial.

I’m an experienced public speaker across health summits, corporate and consumer events, including Twitter, Ad Week, NHS, ITV and Oath. I’ve also spoken on Channel 5, ITV and BBC News, as well as TalkRadio and BBC 5 Live.

I’ve been a judge for Mind Media Awards, Own Media Awards, British Book Awards, Sony World Photography and First Women.

My debut non-fiction book Chase The Rainbow (Simon & Schuster) is out now; my second book In Search Of Silence in out 2 May 2019. My literary agent is Rowan Lawton at Furniss Lawton, all other work goes through Siren Talent Management.



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