About

I'm a freelance foreign correspondent, feature and news writer based in London. I have recently been published by The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, BBC World, The New Statesman, VICE and more. 
 
I edit and commission features for national news organisations – most recently for The Times' features section, and The Telegraph's foreign news desk. 
 
As well as working in-house, I do some front-line reporting and some not-so front-line reporting. I have written features from refugee camps in Greece and Sweden for leading news titles, filed stories from Iraq, and visited orphanages in Uganda and Rwanda. For balance, I have also interviewed Shane from Westlife. 
 
Recent domestic stories I have covered include the pro-cannabis movement, primary schools for excluded children, and how hospitals let down patients with autism. I also had a short-lived column for Radio 4's In Our Time on the BBC website.
 
In 2016 I was shortlisted for Foreign Correspondent of the Year in the Words By Women Awards  for my work on the refugee crisis, and have participated in a panel discussion on migration at King's College London. I have also spoken on BBC Tees about the advent of women's TV channel ITVBe.  
 
For my newsletter - Getting Cleverer with Helen Nianias - I look at one niche topic per mailout, from the evolution of the letter A to the Hijra Peoples of South Asia. 
 
If there's anything you can't see under the Portfolio section on this website, or if you would like to get in touch to say hi (or, if you absolutely must, send me some poorly punctuated abuse) please refer to the Contact tab above.
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