Writing

I enjoy using words to convey powerful messages and I am extremely comfortable writing for different audiences, including stakeholders, employees, students, customers and the general public.

I am adept at making complex subjects accessible and engaging.

I can turn my hand to news stories, leadership communications, business articles, features on challenging scientific topics and snappy social media content.

SAVING THE EARTH

As world leaders meet in Copenhagen to draw up plans to tackle climate change, journalist Ben Stevens considers the likely results of failing to act   ‘‘Climate change is the pre-eminent geopolitical and economic issue of the 21st century. It rewrites the global equation for development, peace and prosperity.” Those were the words of UN Secretary General … Continue reading SAVING THE EARTH

Brand and deliver

However squeezed your finances may be, it’s vital to maintain a strong brand presence and keep a dialogue with your customers. Research shows marketing spend reaps benefits in the long term. Whether it means being down with the kids or hip to the beat daddy-o, no business would deny that it’s essential to build relationships … Continue reading Brand and deliver

Antenna: We will remember them

As we mark the Battle of the Somme’s centenary this year, poetry by an unsung UCL graduate is helping the university to humanise the vast tragedy for today’s schoolchildren Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon’s names invariably come up whenever the title of Britain’s greatest war poet is discussed, yet Isaac Rosenberg, a UCL alumnus, has … Continue reading Antenna: We will remember them

Antenna: The cost of neglecting child mental health

With mental health problems on the rise among children, UCL researchers are working with a leading charity to explore the complex interplay between antisocial behaviour, adversity and the brain Feral children. ASBOs. Knife crime. Gangs. It’s a well-worn media narrative and one that usually fails to mention the childhood adversity encountered by the young people involved. … Continue reading Antenna: The cost of neglecting child mental health