Speaking to the BBC about China's rare earths policy in 2014.

Speaking to the BBC about China's rare earths policy in 2014.

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I have worked as a journalist for 15 years across print and broadcast media, having achieved my newspaper journalism qualification from the National Council for the Training of Journalists in 2004 .

I started my career on local newspapers, working first for the Croydon Guardian during my training and then going on to a paid position at the Surrey Comet and the Wandsworth Borough News for two years. As a senior reporter I interviewed and broke many exclusive stories which were later picked up by the national press.

In 2006 I returned to university to complete an MSc in Globalisation and Latin American Development at the Institute for Latin American Studies in London. While studying I worked part time at Latin News as a sub editor, overseeing the publication of several academic journals every week online and to Bloomberg.

Following my MSc and because of my growing interest in the commodity markets, I then accepted a position as a market reporter with Argus Media Group. Here I covered the German, Dutch, Belgian and French OTC gas markets. 

Two years later, in 2009, I accepted a position as senior market reporter at ICIS Heren, where I covered the UK NBP market, as well as the French, Belgian, German and Dutch OTC gas market. 

In 2011 I went to work at Industrial Minerals as a pricing and online editor. In 2013 I became editor of the group. In 2016 I moved to a consultant editor role within the group, maintaining responsibility for the Industrial Minerals monthly magazine.

As a freelance journalist I have had articles published in oil and gas publications such as the Shale Gas Investment Guide, as well as in The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Independent. I have also worked at events as a freelance journalist, such as for the Public and Commercial Services Union.

Throughout my professional career I have been a spokesperson for commodity and minerals markets to the wider media. I have worked with a broadcast team and have carried out interviews on camera and have spoken at and organised many public events. 

In 2019 I chaired a panel as part of London Fashion Week for The Jewellery Cut which broached the subject of trying to juggle motherhood and running a business.