British freelance journalist based in Taipei, Taiwan and MPhil Candidate in Modern Chinese Studies at Oxford University.



My current research focuses on Taiwanese politics, cross-Strait relations, and Taiwanese national identity.

Since arriving in Taiwan, my writing on politics, foreign affairs and culture has been featured in The GuardianNew StatesmanThe SpectatorThe Taipei TimesNew Bloom and Los Angeles Review of Books: China Channel.

Before starting my masters degree, I completed my undergraduate degree in Music, also at Oxford. Between then and starting the masters, I studied at Harvard University 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, the first female editor of The New York Times. For this, I wrote an investigative piece on Harvard University's provision of HIV medications PrEP and PEP, working under Jill's close editorial supervision.


Whilst an undergraduate, I also edited The Oxford Student. During this time, I interviewed 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.