Freelance journalist with extensive research and interviewing skills. Fluent in Farsi and French. Strong capacity for absorbing and summarizing dense academic material for popular consumption. Well travelled. Curiosity driven.
Contributed articles on Middle Eastern culture, art and politics. Particular area of expertise: Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan. Included travelling to Iran and Iraq, and conducting interviews in Farsi as well as English.
Writing and commissioning articles; sub-editing; design and layout for six issues. Managing a team of three (Deputy Editor, Designer and Distribution/print manager).
Contributions to magazine included the 'Far Horizons' column on Benin and the article 'Dream on'" the Northern Lights in Iceland.
Designed, conducted and published research on the 'Identifying Influencers in the digital age: the Uploader Research', published in WOMMA Research Anthology, Measuring Word of Mouth Vol. 3
Assisted Chairman Andy Hobsbawn with research for his book on social media. Involved reading and summarizing dense literature for his secondary use.
Conducted research, authored following publications: 'Integration Through Employment', Inclusion Policy Paper No. 2, Nov 2004; Feature article 'Refugees and the labour market', Working Brief no. 159
Interviewing teenagers about causes of high teenage pregnancy, evaluating, summarizing and report writing.
Feature writing, News Writing, Media Law, Shorthand, Public Affairs, Business of Magazines, Subediting, including Quark Express.
Dissertation: Adorno and The Frankfurt School.
Public Law 17/20; European Geopolitics: 15/20 (best foreign student grades)
First Class. Best student grades for French Philosophy. ERASMUS student exchange with Tours Universite, France in 2002.