I'm an audio producer making programmes and podcasts for broadcast and beyond.
In July 2020, The Sound of Anger, the podcast series of dramas and documentaries I made for QMUL won Gold in two categories at the British Podcast Awards: Smartest Podcast and Best Wellbeing. We were also nominated by the judges to the Best Creativity Award category.
For Radio, I recently made 5 episodes of Green Originals as well as the final nine When Greeks Flew Kites, Radio 4's monthly late-night history programme presented by Sarah Dunant. I also make editions of Folk on Foot.
(Folk on Foot won Silver in the Best Arts and Culture category at the 2019 British Podcast Awards and I won Gold for Best Music Producer - well, producer of music programmes - at the 2019 Audio Production Awards. We've been nominated for an ARIA - Best Independent Podcast.)
I've made features about Choral Singing, William Blake and William Langland, Lewis Carroll's connection to the North East of England, the possibility, or otherwise, of measuring art and the most notorious painting to hang in a public gallery, Gustav Courbet's L'Origine du Monde. I've made Book at Bedtime (Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont most recently) and other readings for radio.
In 2015 I was nominated in the "Best Entertainment" category of the Audio Production Awards and in 2017 I won bronze in the "Best Arts / Music Doc / Feature Maker" category. In 2018 I was nominated in the "Best Music" category and won bronze in "Best Audiobook/Readings producer".
In the past I've created work for the BBC, as a producer on Radio 3’s Arts and Ideas programme Night Waves / Free Thinking, and have curated more than twenty editions of the poetry and music programme Words and Music on themes ranging from Blood, through The Sublime, the idea of Constraint, to Apples. As well as Something Understood, for broadcast on Radio 4 I've made Soul Music and worked as an abridger (Sounds Like London, Book of the Week).
I also created and produced live ideas events for the annual Free Thinking Festival about alien life and the singularity; the cultural resonance of the North East's 3 great rivers and the battle of tragedy and comedy.
I work with organisations, artists and institutions including The Wellcome Collection, The British Museum and Royal London Hospital Museum making audio guides and walks and am five years into editing the most extraordinary oral history archive: Voices of British Ballet. I am a collaborator on the QMUL Pathologies of Solitude Project.
My collaboration with QMUL Centre for the History of Emotions has developed out of a BBC Radio 3 Sunday Feature about weeping as a response to art: Margaret, Are You Grieving?
In 2014 I made a series of 3 podcasts about Water, Weather and Weeping inspired by the artist Clare Whistler's residency at the Centre and an audio piece with the Centre and the History of Bio-Medicine Research Group about Seasonal Affective Disorder.