• I’m a UK based journalist and editor who has been published in magazines, national and local newspapers, websites, blogs and more. Take a look at my portfolio to see what’s what.

    I’m currently a senior journalist and editor at Environment Journal, Air Quality News and New Start, reporting on everything from the affordable housing crisis to plastic pollution and Clean Air Zones.

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About me

Born in rural North Yorkshire, UK. I’ve lived and worked in Japan, France and Vietnam.

I graduated with first-class honours in English Literature from Leeds Beckett University which was followed by an M.A, also in English Literature, from the University of Leeds.

I’ve recently returned from a year-and-a-half stint working as a staff writer for a magazine in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

I enjoy writing stories that get under the skin of people and places.

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Portfolio

May 2019- Feature – How ‘meanwhile use’ is opening doors in declining high streets
April 2019- Feature – who will benefit from Birmingham’s Commonwealth regeneration games?
April 2019- Feature – why a forgotten site in Manchester is finally proving fertile ground for regeneration.
March 2019- Feature- helping the homeless help themselves in Leeds
March 2019- Feature- Could an ‘Amazon Tax’ on business rates save the high street?
February 2019- Feature- communities left high and dry by swimming pool closures
January 2019- Feature – Are councils gambling their future buying shopping centres?
December 2018- Feature – Castle Vale’s community revolution
December 2018- Interview- Alastair Wilson, school of social entrepreneurs
November 2018- Interview- Farhad Ahmed, Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association
October 2018- Interview- Tony Armstrong, chief executive, Locality
October 2018- Interview- Should we be working a 4 day week?
September 2018- Feature – Giving hope to Manchester’s growing homeless population
September 2018- Feature – How Blackburn is bucking the trend of declining town centres
July 2018- Feature – Why London’s busiest food bank is getting busier
June 2018- Interview – Chris Bailey, Empty Homes
May 2018- Feature – How Granby 4 Streets CLT put Granby back on the map
May 2018- Interview – Paul Martin, CEO, LGBT Foundation
May 2018- Feature – Community in Edinburgh fight back against more student flats
May 2018- Feature – Buying a share of Headingley
May 2018- Interview – Iain Scott, Can Do Places
May 2018- Feature – Can community currencies tackle inequality?
May 2018- Interview – Forever Manchester
April 2018- Interview – Leeds’ York Road library and the struggles of Victorian regeneration
April 2018- Feature – Stadium-led regeneration in Tottenham, catalyst or curse?
March 2018- Feature – Augmented reality presents a new vision for Wealdstone
March 2018- Feature – Holloway Prison, a test case for London regeneration

November 2017 –Feature – The Abandoned Sinking School
November 2017 –Feature – A View From a Bridge: Saigon After Dark
November 2017 – Feature – Child drowning in Vietnam
October 2017 – Feature – The Rise of Diabetes in Vietnam
October 2017 – Feature – The English Premier League in Vietnam
October 2017 – Bar Review – Tropicana
October 2017 –Feature – The Street Food Street Experiment
October 2017 – Interview – The Guinness World Record Breaking, Giang Brothers
September 2017 – Interview – Hoang Le Giang, the Arctic explorer
September 2017 – Feature – The Analogue Experience
September 2017 – Interview – Nguyen Huu Tien, the Record Collector
September 2017 – Bar Review – Khoai
September 2017 – Feature – The Wax Museum
August 2017 –Feature – Abandoned Hong Kong
August 2017 – Bar Review – Jaspas
August 2017 – Feature – Immigration in Vietnam
August 2017- Feature – The Bitcoin Cafe
August 2017 – Feature -The Rise of eSports in Vietnam
August 2017-Interview– Tran Anh Tru, Replica Art and Saigon’s Master Copycat
July 2017 – Feature – The Hanoi to Saigon ‘Brain Drain’.
July 2017 – Feature– First Aid App for Vietnamese Speakers
July 2017 –Interview– Pietro Porro, from Italy to Vietnam via Vespa
July 2017 –Interview– My Kim, an evening with The Fire Eater
July 2017 –Feature– Fashioning the Past: Recreating the colourful clothing of the Nguyen Dynasty.
June 2017 –Feature– Life’s a Bubble: the rise of bubble tea in Vietnam.
May 2017 – Bar Review – BMV
May 2017 – Feature-Language Apps for Learning Vietnamese
May 2017 –Interview- Ms Lieu, Mama Squirrel
May 2017 –Feature– Musical Tastes in Vietnam from 1997-2017, from Lam Truong to Son Tung MT-P
March 2017 – Bar Stool – East West Brewing Co.
February 2017 –Feature– The Abandoned Water Park
February 2017 –Interview- Arnaud Foucard, professional photographer
February 2017 –Bar Review– The Majestic
February 2017 –Feature-The Last Train Driver
January 2017 –Bar Review– Envy
January 2017 –Restaurant Review– JJs Fish and Chips
January 2017 –Feature– Professional wrestling in Vietnam
December 2016 –Interview– Many Faces of Vietnam – Gonzalo Marronkle
December 2016 – Bar Review – The Gin House
December 2016 –Feature– Michael Herr obituary

 

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