Selected portfolio of published work


Last updated: September 2019

The Sunday Times

Professors bullied into silence as students cry transphobia (p10 lead, top performing on digital)

‘Bullying by transgender student could cost me my visa,’ says postgraduate (p4 lead, top performing on digital)

Vote-rigger’s role casts doubt over Labour win in Peterborough (over 6k shares and a page 4 page lead in print)

Stonewall is using its power to stifle trans debate, say top academics (my pitch) + letter signed by 35 leading academics, initiated as part of the piece

Academic faces sack for letter to Sunday Times that criticised training on trans issues (follow up on the above Stonewall exclusive which prompted a fierce debate among many thousands online and across newspaper titles).

Exam board calls for police over Edexcel A‑level maths leak

GCSE maths exam question copied from textbook

Dogs get stressed out by young children, study suggests

(“) Door’s open to easy living at university (News Review lead in print)

The Telegraph

Scoop, p2 lead: First ever Maths A-level where getting almost half of answers wrong will get you an A (£) (made every national and BBC News at 10)

Scoop, p2 lead: Girls schools could admit trans boys under proposals being considered by equalities watchdog

Pupils ‘triggered’ by calorie-counting question in maths test have the right to complain, says exam board 

University’s policy sparks backlash after saying  transgender people must be ‘positively represented’

Exam board apologises after GCSE pupils ‘triggered’ by question on rape story

Transgender young people who are medically treated risk ‘serious and irreversible damage’, leading psychiatrist warns (£)

Youth being put at risk by transgender books that ‘misrepresent’ medical knowledge, academic claims

Feminist academics in uproar over new union chief’s ‘Terf blocker’ as they complain of assault on free speech

Lecturers warned not to pressure students into avoiding classes ahead of latest round of strikes

Student officer in charge of ensuring people behave on nights out is punched in face after confronting topless man

Britain’s new fighter jet to star in 100-aircraft display for RAF centenary 

Prisoner of War suit from Gulf War to go on display for first time

Children ‘behave like robots’ after spending too much time with digital toys, professor warns (£)

University league tables fuel a toxic undercurrent of snobbery

Feature: What happens when things don’t go to plan on A-level results day?

The Independent – plus more on author profile here

Parents need training to spot signs children are suicidal, says mother after 17-year-old son took own life

Sheffield student investigated after offensive messages about women

Doctor sacked for refusing to refer to transgender woman as ‘she’ (192,000 shares)

Emiliano Sala: Two in court charged with allegedly leaking CCTV footage of body in mortuary

Firefighter rescues hedgehog family in his truck after finding one member suffocated in a plastic bag

Tommy Robinson case: Judges to reveal exactly why EDL founder is in contempt of court

Sadiq Khan honours victims of the 7/7 London bombings

Parents of youngest Manchester bombing victim open memorial at her primary school

Women banned from graduating by Edinburgh University awarded degrees 150 years later

Forgotten dinosaurs’ returning from edge of extinction after sightings in US rivers

DWP ‘bans jobcentres from referring people to food banks’

Hundreds to march on Warwick University over handling of rape threats

Parents of pupils in ‘failing’ Steiner schools fight against Ofsted

Vice-chancellor urged to ‘resign’ over handling of rape threats

Nearly half of academy chains under spotlight offer more pay rises

The i Paper online (plus 50+ more bylines in print)

Women’s World Cup TV ratings at all-time high sending ‘crucial’ message

BBC reporter Rory Cellan Jones learned he had Parkinson’s disease after viewer spotted early symptoms

Childline receives 6,000 calls from young people struggling with sexuality and gender identity

Animal rights protesters shut down ‘unicorn’ show accusing organisers of abusing ponies

Welsh museum makes history after beats household names to win prestigious £100,000 arts honour

Town’s residents laughing in the street at half-finished zebra crossing

Primary pupils ‘being groomed to carry drugs’ by county lines gangs, charity warns

Stay away from Mars until you’ve conquered the Moon, British astronaut Major Tim Peake says

Donald Trump sets the record straight on calling Meghan Markle ‘nasty’ in fiery interview with Piers Morgan

Bristol university bans Free Speech Society from hosting talk on extreme speakers after Islamophobia complaints

Opinion: I lost hundreds of pounds worth of teaching during last year’s university strikes. I want a refund

Tokyo hotel serves £700 burger to welcome new Emperor

Angry reaction at the ‘bizarre’ end to Jussie Smollett race attack case

Russian oligarch wins back £330m superyacht in historic divorce battle

Marriage is becoming ‘more social and less sacred’ as church ceremonies hit a record low

Debenhams agrees £200m lifeline – but Mike Ashley could still move in

A businessman was detained at Gatwick Airport for wearing ‘Bollocks to Brexit’ badge

A company in China forced staff to drink urine and eat cockroaches if they failed to reach sales targets

San Francisco votes to make tech giants pay ‘homeless tax’

Pensioner turns up at home two months after his family buried him

Dog owners banned from walking their dogs in public or during the day in Chinese city

Brittany Ferries warn that customers are putting off French holidays due to Brexit

HuffPost UK

Sheffield Uni Professor Leaves Post After Accusations Of Promoting Conspiracy Theories

Universal Credit: Meet The Woman Taking On The DWP Over Her Daughter’s Death

Opinion: This Movember, Remember That The Tories Have Destroyed Men’s Mental Health And Left Volunteers To Pick Up The Pieces

Forge Press

Sheffield University lecturer under fire for ‘undermining anti-Semitism’ in Labour Party

Sheffield University ‘conspiracy theory’ professor quits

Revealed: Sheffield SU ‘exploiting’ its least paid staff in angry standoff

Revealed: University of Sheffield ‘betrayal’ over fossil fuel divestment failure

Tony got his flypast: the incredible story that captured Sheffield and the nation

Sheffield City Council shreds ‘Weinstein Burger’ after Feminist Society pressure

Exclusive: Randy’s Sheffield, the ‘Weinstein Burger’ restaurant, is in rent arrears

‘Terror’ at Reclaim the Night: Sheffield SU officer claims women were ‘spat’ at on march

Revealed: CODE bar crawl controversy prompts Sheffield SU clamp down

BREAKING: Sheffield lecturers reject deal that could have seen strike cancelled

Sport goes social to promote happiness and wellbeing

Hundreds of students and staff defiantly march through Sheffield demanding fair pensions

Green Party leader calls Uni of Sheffield Vice-Chancellor’s salary “obscene”


Schools Are The ‘Unofficial Emergency Service’ For The Victims Of Britain’s Poverty, Head Teachers Warn

Home Office Broke Law In Treatment Of Highly Skilled Migrants, Court Rules

Funding Shortfalls For Special Educational Needs Causing ‘Untold Misery’

The NHS Must Give Women More Choice on Abortion, Says Watchdog

Autism Going Undiagnosed In Young Girls And Transgender Children

Scottish Government Set To Miss Targets On Child Poverty

Breaking: Former British Soldier To Be Charged Over Bloody Sunday Shootings

Universal Credit Should Reward Job Hunters Putting In ‘Maximum Effort’, Says Thinktank

School To Discuss Parent Concerns About Curriculum, After Protests Over LGBT+ Education

Vulnerable Children Are Being Targeted By Gangs

No-Deal Brexit Could Threaten Lives Of Diabetes Patients, Charities Warn

Mental Health Act Needs Sweeping Reform To Bring Rights ‘Into The 21st Century’

RightsInfo news features

What Happened To London 2012’s Paralympic Legacy?

The Landmark Legal Challenge to Universal Credit System Explained

Hopes And Fears: We Asked Erasmus Students About Their Rights As Brexit Draws Closer

The Biggest Challenges Ahead For Britain’s New Education Secretary

North Devon Gazette

Busy bank holiday weekend for ambulance crews in North Devon

Brexit hate crime steers clear of North Devon

Pictures: ‘You’re not welcome here’ say Barnstaple Trump protesters

First Barnstaple Pride march is a ‘landmark moment’

Wounded veterans dive beneath Lundy Island coast to explore shipwreck

Pictures: Thousands flock to Pilton Green Man Festival 2018

Virtual monsters pop up all over North Devon as Pokémon craze sweeps Britain

Pictures and video: Rapturous applause at festival to honour Pilton’s late greats

Bideford woman hopes to share 40th birthday party with Gary Barlow

Heritage steamship begins voyage to Bideford

North Devon athletes compete on national stage at Gateshead

Quaking good time at Chulmleigh old fair

Bideford awards citizen of the year for ‘tireless’ work in community