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About me

An attentive listener with a passion for connecting with people, finding untold stories, and working to tell these stories to a wider audience. A multilingual researcher, with experience in both long-form documentary series and short-form productions; who is skilled at working with contributors, sourcing and clearing archive, and pitching and developing ideas.

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Work history




Apr 2017
  • Full Time
  • As a researcher on Countryfile Diaries I:  Contact organisations across the UK in order to find and develop stories for the appropriate season.  Pre-visit locations to determine their suitability for a shoot, use a 5D camera to take shots of the location, and create the research documents to show the series producer my findings.  Organise the shoots of those that are relevant and work with the crew to ensure that the finishing product is of a high quality.  Responsible for working closely with contributors, ensuring that relevant administrative tasks are complete, and that they are satisfied with the outcome of the shoot




Jul 2016 - Apr 2017
  • Full Time
  • I was a junior researcher on a new documentary series in the Natural History Unit.  Conducted desktop research as well as interviews with expert anthropologists in order to create comprehensive research documents for producers to use on shoot.  Sourced and cleared archive footage to be used in the final production.  Designed interview questions to source potential contributors and build successful working relationships with those selected.  Collaborated with the BBC Digital team to develop digital ideas that can be used to reach a wider audience, in particular, appealing to a younger demographic.  Liaised with production coordinators and international fixers to set up shoots and provide ongoing support to facilitate a successful outcome.



MSc Nature, Society and Environmental Policy

University of Oxford

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
  • Oxford, United Kingdom


1st BA African Studies

School of Oriental and African Studies

Sep 2011 - Jul 2014
  • London, United Kingdom