About me

I am a journalist & digital investigator working as Head of Research & Investigations at civil liberties campaign group, Big Brother Watch and as a freelance reporter.

I have extensive experience working on national newspapers and spent three years at DMG Media, working across the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday and the Irish Mail on Sunday.

In 2021 I published a ground-breaking investigation, Poverty Panopticon, into the use of automation and algorithms in the UK’s welfare state by local authorities and the Department for Work and Pensions. Following 9 months of work and hundreds of FOI requests the report uncovered the use of technology to profile and predict the lives of millions of Britons without their knowledge or consent.

My track record of news stories is rooted in open source and social media investigations and include a front page on Theresa May’s dinner with the wife of a Russian oligarch, exclusives on Instagram drug dealers and defying legal pressure to reveal the sexual misconduct allegations behind a NUS officer’s suspension.

Front page bylines include an expose of a Dublin slum landlord illegally renting a single home to dozens of foreign students, coverage of Donald Trump’s refusal to pay for ‘Megxit‘ and reporting on the tragedy of a child thrown off the top of the Tate Modern art gallery.

Other exclusives range from Labour candidate being investigated for errors on electoral forms, to the secret online sex work of an dead teenage aristocrat with more colourful work including an extensive travel feature from southern Florida.

Leadership experience across six months where I regularly covered as Night News Editor at the Daily Mail, managing a team of late reporters, finding stories for the late edition and making decisions on which should be in the final edition of the newspaper.