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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 whilst commentating on television and radio; particularly 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.