British freelance journalist based in Taipei, Taiwan and MPhil Candidate in Modern Chinese Studies at Oxford University.
Since arriving in Taiwan, I've covered: the 2020 election, Taiwan's successful management of the coronavirus pandemic, the highest US official visit to Taiwan since the cessation of diplomatic relations, and the spillover effects of the Hong Kong protests in Taiwan.
I'll be busy finishing up my masters in the coming months, but please do still get in touch for commissions. My current research focuses on cross-Strait relations and Taiwanese politics, as well as China's politics and international relations.
Since arriving in Taiwan, my writing on politics, foreign affairs and culture has been featured in The Guardian, New Statesman, The Spectator, The Wire China, The Diplomat,Taiwan Business Topics,The Taipei Times, New Bloom and Los Angeles Review of Books: China Channel.
Before starting my masters degree, I completed my undergraduate degree in Music, where I wrote about everything from Beethoven to Brahms, and K-pop at the DMZ to a Russian orchestra's performance in Palmyra, Syria. Between then and starting my masters, I studied at Harvard as the Michael von Clemm Fellow, where my interest in East Asia really developed.
At Harvard, I took an investigative reporting class run by Jill Abramson, former Executive Editor of The New York Times. For this class, I wrote an investigative piece on Harvard University's provision of HIV medications PrEP and PEP, working under Jill's close editorial supervision.
Whilst at university, I also edited and wrote stories for The Oxford Student, interviewing figures as diverse as Michael Eavis, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Andreja Pejic and Jerry Springer.
Other work has appeared in Metro, the Harvard Journal of Middle Eastern Politics & Policy, and China-US Focus.