About me

Until February 2011 I was the Science & Environment Correspondent of the award-winning Channel 4 News in the UK.  During my sixteen years there I covered an extraordinarily wide range of stories, reporting from the Arctic to the Amazon.

Filming on the beach in Brazil

Filming on the beach in Brazil

Now I’m developing, producing and reporting TV and radio documentaries and features.  Topical, fast turn-round current affairs where the emphasis is on science and the environment are a speciality, as well as more longer-term investigative projects.

I also offer media training and I work as a consultant to companies and NGOs on media and policy issues.  I am frequently asked to chair or facilitate conferences and seminars or take part as a panellist.

I have a particular interest in earth sciences, climate change, sustainable development and the engineering technologies being developed for a low carbon future and the need for a new economics to re-define our relationship with the planet we inhabit.

While at Channel 4 News I won the Royal Television Society Home News Award two years in succession for my investigative reports on the causes of the Paddington and Hatfield rail crashes.  In 2004, I was short-listed for an RTS Award for my exclusive report that exposed the government’s “dodgy dossier” on Iraq, plagiarised from a PhD student’s thesis.

I have a degree in Engineering Science & Economics from Oxford University and I have spent my career in broadcasting, starting at the BBC as an engineer, moving into production and journalism in local radio where I was part of the team that founded BBC Radio Norfolk.  Commercial radio followed, with several years at LBC Radio as an editor, reporter and presenter.  I returned to the BBC and the Nine o’clock News (as it was then) as a producer and reporter, before joining Channel 4 News.

Since my school days I’ve been fascinated by Earth Sciences, which is why I am studying for an Open University degree in Geosciences.

April 2012

Share