I’m a freelance journalist and academic historian with a PhD from Birkbeck, University of London.
I’ve written for Munchies (Vice), CityMetric (New Statesman), City AM, The Grocer and Farmers Weekly, where I worked for two years as a business reporter. Recent cuts are on my writing page.
My historical research looks at food and cities in early modern Europe. There’s more to read, if you’re interested.
Freelance journalist – September 2015 to present
- Writing or working shifts for Munchies (Vice), CityMetric (New Statesman), City AM, The Grocer and Farmers Weekly
Business reporter, Farmers Weekly – January 2014 to September 2015
- Wrote news, features, analysis and explainers for web and print, including online visualisations like maps, charts and infographics
- Shot and edited video, recorded audio interviews
- Appeared on BBC radio and TV as commentator – watchable, here
- Beat covered food industry, retailers, politics, commodity markets, economics and business management
Press Association Multimedia Foundation Course, Newcastle – August to December 2013
Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London – 2019 to 2020
- Economic History Society Anniversary Fellowship
Birkbeck, University of London – 2014 to 2019
- History MPhil/PhD – the street food sellers of London, 1600-1800 (Birkbeck School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy postgraduate research scholarship) – passed viva without correction
- Early Modern History MA – Distinction
Durham University – 2010 to 2013
- History BA Hons – First Class