Creds

I’m a campaigner, journalist and (cruel) editor, podcaster, sometime PR and marketing professional, project manager, speaker, chair and event manager, and consultant. Check out my LinkedIn profile here.

I’m currently head of talent and skills at the government-backed Tech North initiative.

Highlights of my career to date include bringing political technology stories to millions of people through business and consumer media, editing an experimental politech website for the New Statesman and flagship startup magazine Tech City News, and creating the award-winning Weekly Economics Podcast for the New Economics Foundation, which has been played more than 300,000 times.

Key skills

  • Editing / investigative research / writing news, comment and features / print and web design
  • Interviewing in person, on camera and for podcasts / public speaking / creating live events
  • InDesign and Photoshop / basic HTML, CSS and Javascript / Audacity and Audition / Office
  • Project and events management

Writing and editing: former editor at NS Tech, former reporter at The Next Web, former editor and senior reporter at Tech City News, former senior reporter and production editor at Mobile Marketing Magazine, contributor at Tech for Good TVWiredOpen Democracy, Dods, the Observer, Hackney Citizen, Warrington Guardian

Podcasting: former presenter of The New Economics Foundation’s Weekly Economics Podcast

Project management: Kano, Hackney Green Party

Marketing and PR: Centre for London‘s Connecting Tech City digital skills crowdfund campaign, #ShakeYourPower solar instrument crowdfund, communications exec at Somo, communications intern at Oxfam (North of England)

Campaigns: No Water Cannon on Our Streets

I love tech for good, cleantech, edtech, assistive tech, politech (?), diversity in tech.

If you look carefully, you may find me doing comedy about tech. Key theme: have you ever thought about using your powers for good rather than evil?

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