I write across stage, screen, interactive and literature.

Writing Awards

  • Northern Writers’ Awards – Winner
  • Faber & Faber FAB Prize – Commended
  • BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship Award in Digital Storytelling
  • IVCA Clarion Gold Award
  • Alternarratives Prize – Shortlisted
  • Grand Words Playwriting Competition – Highly Commended
  • Jhalak Prize – Longlisted
  • Bruntwood Prize – Longlisted
  • SI Leeds Literary Prize – Longlisted

Writing Credits

  • Baby Girl – a multi award-winning and nominated novel for young adults
  • Chip Shop: The Musical – fish, chips, beats & brass – creator, book & lyrics
  • After Words – Nesta Alternarratives Prize shortlisted
  • The Dumping Ground – digital and interactive content for the BBC
  • Each Day I Live – for Dark Horse Theatre
  • Leeds Opera Story – librettist for Northern Opera Group
  • Where the Music Takes You – Armchair Adventures scripted podcast – for Made by Mortals
  • The Change – a young adult novel, award-nominated as a work-in-progress
  • After The DG – an Instagram drama for teens for the BBC
  • Christmas Presence – Dibby Theatre’s Christmas Do
  • Tiger – for Freedom Studios
  • Mortals – Bruntwood Prize longlisted
  • Crybaby – short film – for Z-arts/BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship
  • Selfies – Ambassador Youth Theatre, Stoke
  • Hollyoaks High (Development Commission) – Lime Pictures

Development & Training

  • Street Voices 4 scheme with Freedom Studios
  • First Words children’s theatre writing scheme with Tutti Frutti
  • Emmerdale Original Voices scheme
  • Hollyoaks script shadow placement
  • Writers’ Lab @ Bolton
  • Writer’s development grant from BBC Writersroom & Leeds Playhouse
  • So You Want to be a Writer course & showcase at Leeds Playhouse
  • TAPS (Television Arts Performance Showcase)
  • Bursary from Yorkshire Arts for Short Film Writing at Northern Film School
  • Production assistant on ‘Dockers: Writing the Wrongs’ documentary

Factual & Entertainment Writing Credits

  • Writer, JISC Collections, Mickey & Mallory Ltd
  • Writer/Senior Digital Producer, Bedtime Live Digital, Channel 4/TwoFour Group (IVCA Clarion Gold Award)
  • Advised on existing content, researched and wrote new content and advised on proposed user journeys for the Healthy Stockport website
  • Wrote and edited content for the Houldsworth Village urban development site, which was shortlisted for a Big Chip Award
  • Wrote and edited content for the NHS Smokefree website (some content has been added subsequent to my involvement with the project)
  • Wrote and edited copy for The Telegraph Media Group’s Advertising site
  • Wrote and edited copy for Disney Channel’s global interactive portal, Star Factory
  • Wrote and edited copy for the Nestlé Munch Bunch website
  • Wrote and edited copy for the Discovery Communications Group, including copy for the Animal Planet Channel, Discovery Channel and Discovery Kids sites and interactive TV platforms. I wrote everything from short programme descriptions to large web-based factual guides to Sharks, Ships and Construction
  • Editor & writer – Big Brother 3 Online
  • Writer & Producer Ananova.com
  • Writer & Sub-Editor – Swapitshop.com
  • Editor & Writer – Wcities.com
  • Writer & Reviewer – The Leeds Guide