At the heart of what I do are people. I care for and like people – in all their complexity. This has lead me to work for NGOs, politicians or anyone else that I think are passionate and committed to helping people out.
This has also led me to write for anyone who is willing to put up with my ramblings. In the past my ramblings have been found in The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Open Democracy, Left Foot Forward, The Great Outdoors Magazine (TGO), New Europe, The International Business Times, Liberal Conspiracy, and Football Rascal (to name just a few).
I have also spoken on Russia Today (RT), the BBC (both local and the World Service) and spoken at events at at UNHCR, universities and alongside Members of Parliament.
I hold a Bsc in Social Policy from the University of Bath and a MA in Human Rights from the University of Sussex where I wrote my thesis on reconciling human rights and religion. Since then I have gone onto work for a series of secular and faith based organisations in Brussels, Westminster and abroad. Although predominantly based around human rights, I work on a wide range of social justice issues.
I am actively involved with Amnesty International and a number of other NGOs. My passions spread far and wide including real ale, mountaineering and much more.
People/Organisations that have been stupid enough to employ me in the past include:
- Don Foster MP
- Amnesty International
- The Quaker Council for European Affairs
- The Salvation Army
- Stroud Brewery
- EAPPI – through the The World Council of Churches
- African Palliative Care Association
- George Ferguson – the independent Mayor of Bristol
I currently work for Molly Scott Cato, the Green MEP for the South West of England.
Feel free to get in touch, I am always interested in what you have to say!