I’m a British journalist and writer. I've reported from across Europe and South America, and my work has been published by Apolitical, the BBC, The Economist, the Financial Times, the Guardian, Little White Lies, Sight & Sound magazine, the Times Literary Supplement, Wired, and World Politics Review.
Before all that, I studied biomedical sciences. Microbiology and immunology in particular, with a bit of 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 social science fieldwork in China's live animal markets, which I had encountered previously during my undergraduate research on H5N1 pandemic influenza. I would have arrived in China in September 2020.
As it turned out, I was a year late.
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 will report a series of long reads from Spain and Morocco. As soon as the pandemic lifts, I'll be out there.
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