I’m a political journalist, writing and talking about most things to do with inequality. At the start of 2016, I launched my new weekly austerity column for The Guardian: ‘Hardworking People’. I also have a recurring disability column in the Society section of The Guardian.
I write on social security, disability, social mobility, feminism, and sometimes things I like (or don’t) on TV. You can see selected pieces of my work from The Guardian, New Statesman, The Independent, and others on the ‘writing’ section of this site.
You can find me on television and radio, commenting on political stories. I appear on radio shows such BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and The World Tonight, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC London, and LBC. In the past few months, I’ve guested on BBC Sunday Politics, Sky News, and BBC The Big Questions.
I enjoy public speaking for campaign groups, universities and other political events. Most recently, I discussed how to reclaim the welfare state with Kevin Maguire at Class conference and spoke alongside Owen Jones for People’s Assembly.
I have a doctorate in political theory, with a research focus on inequality in education in Britain, and occasionally teach at The University of Nottingham.
If you’re after me for a chat about a story or would like to book me for your show or event you can get in touch with me via the contact page.