I’m a British journalist. I've reported from Europe, South America and North Africa, and my work has been published by the BBC, The Economist, the Financial Times and the Guardian, among others.
Before all that, I studied biomedical sciences. Microbiology and immunology in particular, with some neuroscience. I also worked in laboratories in Oxford, São Paulo and Lisbon.
At the end of 2019, I started an MPhil in Modern Chinese Studies with a proposal to do fieldwork in China's live animal markets, which I had encountered during my undergraduate research on H5N1 pandemic influenza. I would have arrived in China in September 2020.
When that became impossible, I switched to a one-year MSc and finished in August 2020 instead.
Meanwhile, though, I came runner-up in the Bodley Head / Financial Times Essay Prize, and then won the Rupert Cornwell Prize for young correspondents, with which I spent two months reporting from Ceuta and Melilla.
I'm now back in South America, based in Bolivia.
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