About me

I have been a professional journalist since 2000, predominantly working full-time for the Liverpool Post & Echo in a range of positions in business, news and features.

I am currently Executive Editor of What’s On/Brand and Agenda for the Liverpool Echo, the city’s top guide to events, food & drink, arts and entertainment at www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whatson.

Awards

O2 Awards North West 2012: Short-listed Special Publication of the Year for Post Culture
Society of Editors Regional Press Awards 2011: Short-listed, Supplement of the Year for Playhouse 100
Society of Editors Regional Press Awards 2010: Short-listed, Feature Writer of the Year
O2 Awards North West 2009: Winner, Entertainment Writer of the Year
O2 Awards North West 2009: Winner, Digital Journalist of the Year
O2 Awards North West 2009: Short-listed, Feature Writer of the Year

 

Other publications

Liverpool Central Library: Archive Discover Enquire Imagine Read, published May 2013: Celebrating the reopening of the library, this book covers the institution’s history and redevelopment

Layers of Liverpool: The Story of the Liverpool Map, with Fiona Shaw, published November 2013: Sixteen layers of fused coloured glass make up the Liverpool Map, a technically-ambitious new sculpture in the Museum of Liverpool, which shows Liverpool’s geographic, social, cultural, emotional and historic boundaries. But what’s in those layers?

 

Employment history

July 2015 – present day: Executive Editor of What’s On/ Brand and Agenda, Liverpool Echo

January 2015 – June 2015: Deputy Executive Editor of Brand and Agenda, Liverpool Echo

July 2013 – December 2014: Deputy Head of Content (Advanced), Liverpool Echo

March 2009 – December 2013: Arts Editor, Liverpool Daily Post/Liverpool Post

October 2006- March 2009: Deputy Features Editor, Liverpool Daily Post

June 2004-October 2006: Features writer, Liverpool Daily Post

October 2001-June 2004: News reporter, Liverpool Daily Post

September 2000 – October 2001: Business writer, Liverpool Daily Post

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