Programme leader, Sports Journalism | University of East London
I run the BA (Hons) Sports Journalism at the University of East London, and have worked in the past 12 months to improve the gender balance for our intake. In September 2015 we welcomed our new first years – 20 per cent are female (compared to 10 per cent the year before and none at all the year before that). I have loved my ten years so far as a sports journalist and very much want to encourage young women to consider it as a potential career.
I am also a freelance sports journalist who in 2015 covered the Women’s World Cup for the Times and for Eurosport.com. During the tournament I guested on broadcast outlets including CNN, BBC Radio Five Live, LBC and BBC Radio London.