About

I am a content strategist, media researcher, speaker and trainer with six years' experience using digital technology to further global justice. I specialise in social media and interactive documentary in aid and development.

In Media Life, Mark Deuze asks,

"What does a good, passionate, beautiful and socially responsible media life look like?”

I believe one of the answers to this question is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to tell their story and have it listened to, and I am dedicated to harnessing this power of narrative for social change.

I am a  Content Strategist at Breakthrough Media, a digital marketing and production company for nonprofits, running social media campaigns for the not-for-profit sector.

I'm also studying for a PhD investigating how participatory storytelling media can be used with Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, building on my MSc in Forced Migration from Oxford University.

I've been published by the Guardian, the New Statesman and Al Jazeera English, and I blog regularly on nonprofit communications and digital strategy.

I'm also a regular conference speaker and run digital training sessions for representatives from the UK's leading international development charities.

I live and work in Harlesden, North West London with my husband Joel, an international development consultant and creative technologist specialising in mobile technology for education.

EDUCATION

  • BA (Hons) History, University of Manchester, (2004 - 2007)
  • MSc Forced Migration, University of Oxford, (2007 - 2008)
  • PhD Candidate , Interactive Documentary, Royal Holloway University of London, (2013 - 2016)

EXHIBITIONS

  • 'The Traces Timeline', part of 'Adopting Britain' at the Southbank Centre, London. 17th April 2015 - 6th September 2015
  • 'Humans of alRashidiya', an interactive installation as part of Dis/placed, an exhibition curated by Counterpoints Arts at Shoreditch Town Hall, London