I'm a British journalist, editor and copywriter, based in Paris since 2016.
I specialise in writing about aviation, energy, sustainability and business and have also covered a variety of other topics including travel, lifestyle, culture, science, technology and health for national newspapers, websites and trade publications.
I'm available for commissions and corporate work.
How is urban farming taking root in European city streets?
AI, 3D-modelling, and orange-peel fabrics - could technology ease fashion’s environmental conscience?
Is the baguette under threat? How UNESCO could save the popular bread
The French delegates in the room at the UNESCO meeting in Rabat, Morocco, cheered and waved baguettes in celebration, and back home, (most) bakers have welcomed the decision, but the good news come
Crèche to cafés: How to make friends with other parents in France
There are plenty of opportunities to connect and make friends – both for you and for your children – but when you’re newly arrived it can be hard to know where to start.
The early weeks and months of a n
How zero emission technologies are taking flight | Discover CleanTech
After two years of unprecedented crisis, the aviation sector is enjoying its recovery: holidaymakers and business trave
Paris: The City of Light is going green
As France works towards its long-term sustainability target of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, the tourism sector of one o
Fashion turns to technology to tailor sustainable solutions
Paris, France – Highlighting the growth of fast fashion – at least in the form of increasing volumes of cheap and disposable clothing – TRAID’s warehouse in London was receiving around 3,000 tonnes of donated clothes every year before coronavirus hit.
“We’re sorting through more volume and finding less that can go into our shops than a few years ago,” said Leigh McAlea, head of
Opinion: How can France lift the lockdown when it's only just discovered its coronavirus case was in December?
Urban farmers reap harvests in Paris
Opinion: Macron will have to do more than rebuild the Notre Dame if he hopes to unite France
The Goutte d'Or – emerging design hub
Non-invasive tests to provide quicker diagnosis of endometriosis
Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting an estimated 10% of women of reproductive age in which pieces of endometrium – the lining of the uterus – grow elsewhere in the pelvis. This can cause pelvic and period pain, painful sexual int
Meet Paris’s first cheese maker
Smart autopilot promises to keep flying safe
Figures show that 918 million passengers travelled by air in the EU in 2015 – a 4.7% increase on the previous year – and passenger numbers are still growing.
Flight safety is a key priority and now researchers have developed a digital co-pilot that can help to analyse risks and offer in-flight advice to the human pilots on board, while also monit
Miniature implant hopes to bypass heart failure
Half of dementia risk down to lifestyle
‘Dementia is the number one fear of ageing and yet people don’t know that 50 % of our cognitive health is in our own hands,’ said Dr Kate Irving, of Dublin City University, Ireland.
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What’s next for the world’s 5 million IVF babies?
Intensive research in the early years, and a thriving population that has now grown to more than 5 million IVF children worldwide, have reassured scientists, but they have not stopped studying and trying to improve the process.
British food winning over the French
But almost 10 years on, British food is flying off French shelves – so much so that posh crisps from companies such as Tyrrells are known as “English crisps” and Marks & Spencer’s bestselling ready meal in Paris is that British classic, chicken tikka masala.
Magical allure of fairytale France: Discover the beauty of Carcassonne
The citadel and castle date from the Middle Ages but were restored in the 19th century, leaving a fairytale skyscape of slate-roofed turrets that has attracted numerous filmmakers including Kevin Costner whose Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves was made here.
A visit to the Chateau Comtal gives an insight into the bloody, turbulent history of this
How we all could benefit from synaesthesia
Synaesthesia, the neurological condition that causes a blending of the senses
Cadbury crunch: chocolatier wraps up Easter egg quality at high-tech lab
Inside, researchers working for the owner of Cadbury are testing the crispiness of biscuits, analysing the molecular structure of chocolatey aromas and calibrating the crackability of Easter eggs.
Chocolate eggs are being peered into through electron microscopes that, through a haze of liquid nitrogen, reveal th