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; 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.

I’m currently writing my debut memoir, about being a Black Gay Policeman.