I'm a feature writer and news and business journalist based in London. My work has been published in the Independent on Sunday, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mirror, the Daily Mail, BBC online, the Times, the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Daily Express, the London Evening Standard, City AM, Cosmopolitan, M magazine and Mainichi newspaper. My corporate clients include Deloitte and Waitrose Weekend.

I am a former staff writer at the Independent, where I was a business specialist, and the Press Association, the UK's national news agency, where I covered breaking news on everything from crime and politics to showbiz and the Royal Family.

I am the co-founder of Nine Media Training & Consultancy. For a full range of our courses and services click here. I am also a director at Parsons Media, a photography agency founded by my husband, award-winning photographer Andrew Parsons.

I am passionate about learning about different cultures and languages. I particularly enjoy writing about Japan as I lived there for 4 years and speak Japanese. I have also lived in Paris and the Middle East where I helped to launch the National, the first newspaper in Abu Dhabi, as a senior feature writer, before moving to glitzy Dubai as a stringer for UK papers.

My husband and I are currently fund-raising for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital through our multi-award-nominated blog about our three-year-old daughter's treatment for leukaemia:www.ourlifewitheukaemia.blogspot.co.uk.