About this speaker
I'm an award-winning freelance journalist and author specialising in drugs and crime, based in London. I'm a columnist for Vice UK and regularly work for Vice USA. I like to write investigations and longform stuff, sometimes from abroad and sometimes I work as a development producer for Vice documentaries.
As a freelancer, I've written for the Guardian, Times, Buzzfeed, Marie Claire, Mail on Sunday, BBC, Mirror, Independent and specialist magazines. Before freelancing I was editor of Druglink, feeding the national media and the sector with UK drug use trends, investigations and analysis of the UK drug market, for eight years. My articles have informed the government and the Serious Organised Crime Agency. Previously I was deputy news editor on the Big Issue. I was a lecturer in journalism at the LCC for two years.