Most recently, I have worked as an FOIA researcher for Request Initiative. I have also been a data researcher for the Guardian and LSE’s Reading the Riots project, and an assistant producer in the development stages of a Vera Productions investigative documentary.
More commissions: I have done research for Wired (UK) editor David Rowan, science journalist David Dobbs (on neuroscience), and Connie St Louis (with whom I researched and co-author of the British Council’s Chinese climate change journalism course).
Computer Assisted Reporting
I have published a Guardian data blog on local council’s carbon emissions, co-wrote a Guardian environment blogpost on a survey of political apathy to the environment, and worked as researcher doing data entry for the Guardian’s Reading the Riots investigation.
I have also studied statistics as part of my MA in science journalism, and taken a 5-day intensive ‘data journalism boot camp’ run by the Centre of Investigative Journalism (the first they have organised). I have learnt how to query Excel and SQL databases to do Computer Assisted Reporting. Some of the highlights were using pivot tables and learning how to do a good linear regression in Excel, and learning SQL commands.