Journalism Portfolio
Portfolio

I've written about everything from education to bisexuality to family history to property trends. Here are some selected clippings from the last five years, grouped roughly by subject: 

 Health/Dyspraxia/Specific Learning Differences  

  • Where's The Benefit? (Mental Health Today) The introduction of universal credit is causing much concern among mental health service users, but are their fears justified?
  • Dyspraxia Can Be Serious: It Needs More Recognition (The Guardian) Dyspraxia is poorly understood compared to its better-known cousins, dyslexia, ADHD and Aspergers Syndrome 
  • Talk It Out (Learning Disability Today) Specific Language Impairments affect a person's ability to understand language, but can be easily missed  
  • Dyspraxia: A Hidden Problem (Learning Disability Today) Dyspraxia can have a profound impact on a person's life but often goes undiagnosed for many years
  • Struggle to Gain Acceptance (The Daily Telegraph) Learner drivers with conditions such as dyspraxia can find it even more challenging than most to get their licence 
  • I'm Dyspraxic, Not Useless (The Guardian) During the debates over what jobs people should be doing, the obvious factor of innate aptitude seems to be being forgotten
  • When Hard Work Is Not Enough (The Times) At university the burden of organising study falls on the students not the teachers. This is a massive challenge if you have some learning difficulties (NB: they incorrectly bylined me as a student: I wasn't - the piece was written for students)
Careers
Arts, History and Pop Culture

Profile/Q&A

Consumer 

I regularly write features for Covered Magazine, the consumer magazine produced by GoCompare.com 

Misc
  • Part of the shortlisting panel for the IdeasTap Columnist brief 
  • Quoted in Glamour magazine feature, February 2013, on the rise of student sexism, written by Observer journalist Elizabeth Day
  •  My 9/11 memory was chosen for a reader vox pop 'Where Were You on 9/11?' as part of the Guardian's 10-year commemoration   
  • Facebook And Loneliness My contribution to a Guardian Reader's Panel on whether Facebook and Twitter are making us more isolated 
Recognition 
  • Shortlisted for Stylist magazine's Cultural Critic Competition 2011
  • Shortlisted from over 500 applicants for Arts Correspondent post at What'sOnStage.com 2009
  • Shortlisted for the BBC Magazines Postgraduate Traineeship 2007