I write articles for newspapers and magazines; notably The Independent, and work on books, film and theatre scripts which explore race; sexuality, mental health, cancer and policing. I also commentate on television and radio; Sky News and the BBC, about the arts; culture, politics and social issues, as a writer and advocate of social justice and equality.
I’m a former Scotland Yard special branch detective having served as an intelligence officer with London’s Metropolitan Police counter terrorism command, and prior to this I was a detective with the Greater Manchester Police criminal investigation department.
I hold a Master of Arts Writing for Screen & Stage from Regent’s University London School of Drama, Film & Media, and am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. I founded the international campaign, Racism Ruins Lives, and am an Ambassador for the national campaign, Cancer Does Not Discriminate, raising awareness of cancer in all communities.
I’m currently writing a book about race and policing.