I’m a journalist and programmer. I currently work as a Senior Data Investigations Advisor at the campaign group Global Witness, where I do data-driven investigations on stuff like tax avoidance, money laundering, deforestation, social media manipulation, digital privacy and the oil and gas industry. I’m also a consultant to the Anti-Corruption Data Collective.
I finished a PhD in contemporary poetry at the University of Sussex in 2016 then spent two and a half years as a data journalist at The Times, where I worked on more than a dozen front-page stories, including flagship investigations into cyber-crime, tax havens and government contracting.
I’ve spoken about my work at conferences in the US, Germany, Sweden, Belgium and the UK, generally focussing on my research into dark net markets and child abuse forums. My main technical tools are Observable and PostgreSQL—I also do a lot of R and Python.