I’m a UK-based freelance writer, editor, author and writing tutor who has been writing professionally since 1996.
My specialisms are food, diet and nutrition, with an emphasis on food allergy, food intolerance, coeliac disease, gut health, IBS and digestive disorders – but I also write on skin allergies, dermatology and reactions to cosmetics and household cleaning products.
I’ve written several books – my latest being Coeliac Disease: what you need to know – and journalism for The Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Guardian Weekend, The Irish Times, Reader's Digest and many other publications. A new co-authored book, Eating Well for IBS, will be released in 2016.
I’m a member of the National Union of Journalists, the Guild of Health Writers and the Society of Authors.
I co-founded the FreeFrom Skincare Awards, and work on both this and it 'sibling' awards, the FreeFrom Food Awards, and the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards, in various capacities.
I edit the site Methylisothiazolinone Free, aimed at those with allergy to this common preservative.
I also tutor and offer advice on writing for publication.
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