I’m a freelance journalist in Ireland, writing about health and occasionally sport. You can find my work regularly in Irish national newspapers and I report on Northern Ireland’s health system for The BMJ. My stories often focus on the people left behind by government decisions whether that patients or medics, as well as looking at the reasons why these decisions are made (or not made). That can mean a 200-word news-nib or a 2,000 word investigation, you’ll find examples of both on this site.
A story I wrote on sport in schools won the Investec Sports Media Award, June 2019.
I was Health Correspondent with The Irish Mail on Sunday for over four years before going freelance. I was short-listed for News Reporter of the Year in 2016 while in this job.
And before that I wrote for the Irish Daily Mail, the Irish Independent, worked as a court reporter and did an early-mornings stint as a researcher with Newstalk Breakfast. I’ve reported from Sierra Leone, Uganda, Cambodia and Greece for Irish media, producing print stories and radio documentaries.
I got my start in journalism thanks to Valerie Khoo at the Australian Writers Centre in Sydney after years in Bangkok competing in the sport of Muaythai. I studied the MAJ back in Dublin and here we are.