I am a digital reporter for the Yorkshire Evening Post, with a focus on transport and education. Scottish born and bred, I started my journalism journey on the HND Practical Journalism course at Fife College, before studying for a journalism degree at Edinburgh Napier University. During my final months on the course, I completed a dissertation that explored to what extent the actions of the British media contribute to racist attitudes within football – including unconscious bias and the rise of social media.
I joined the team at the Yorkshire Evening Post in September 2021 and made the move to Leeds, which has since become my home. It quickly became clear to me that transport is a major issue for people living in the city, whether it's unreliable bus services, all the changes happening in the city centre or what's happening with rail services. The airport has also been another major talking point during my time in Leeds, including the withdrawal of expansion plans after very vocal opposition from campaigners.
My other area of focus is education, particularly how the city's schools are performing and how they have been rated by inspectors - something that's very important for the parents among our readership. Beyond transport and education news, I also pick up a range of stories from breaking news and crime to human interest and lifestyle content.