In January 2013 I was selected as one of thirty specialists from 2000 applicants for training as an expert contributor and presenter at the BBC. I have now completed BBC radio and television training at the BBC Academy, and am one of the BBC’s experts.
Since then I have made a package reporting on the complexity of alcohol for Radio 4’s The Today Programme, which was broadcast on 1st March 2013. The producer was the excellent Tom Colls. You can listen to the audio file at this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21627080
On April 30th I researched and presented a BBC Radio 4 documentary: Constant Cravings: Does Food Addiction Exist. The producer was the razor-sharp Rami Tzabar. You can listen to it here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01s4g7v
I also wrote a news article for the BBC News website to accompany Constant Cravings, and you can read that article here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22336753
I then had another documentary commissioned by BBC Radio 4, Painful Medicine, which I worked on with the fabulous producer Fiona Hill. A version of this documentary about addiction to over-the-counter painkillers was subsequently commissioned by the BBC World Service. You can hear the Radio 4 version here BBC Radio 4 Painful Medicine
I’ve made over 30 contributions to television news, panel discussions and documentaries, on the subjects of alcohol and addiction. Here’s a clip from A Royal Hangover, in which I was a key contributor A Royal Hangover
I have also contributed to Radio 4’s Inside Health.
And contributed to Radio 4’s Feedback
Here’s an audio clip from a podcast I did for BBC Academy’s College of Production http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/collegeofproduction/podcast/tv/expert_women_podcast along with fellow BBC Experts Charlotte Connelly http://charlotteconnelly.com/ and Tina Miller http://www.social-sciences.brookes.ac.uk/staff/prof.asp?ID=31. I enjoyed working with you again, ladies.
- Recent Media Experience as Expert in Alcohol and Women
- Historic Broadcast Experience in other areas
1987: The Money Programme, BBC2. Interview as an undergraduate about motivations for joining the City.
1991: The Works, ITV. In depth interview as an investment banker on workplace bullying and being fired.
1995: Interviewed by Joan Rivers on “Shall We Shop” in the US, about using British qualities to sell in America.
1994: Promotional video for the UK government (then) Department of Trade and Industry. “North America Now”. Featured as the front person of a UK business case study on a 20 minute video.
As an undergraduate officer of the Oxford Union Society in 1985 featured in Daily Mail, Sunday Sport and various others. In New York 1993 – 1995 featured in the Wall Street Journal in a front page article, New York Times, and interviews with specialist press, including retail and marketing.
- TV production experience
Central TV, 12 months in production roles including researcher and floor manager. Programmes included the ITV Telethon and The Time, The Place.
- Writing experience
Writer of radio play, “I Wax Her Legs”, produced and broadcast by Riverside Studios, and several broadcast comedy sketches for ITV’s” Shoot the Writers”. Specialist academic articles.