Update Summer 2023

I continue to work as a lecturer in Journalism at the University of Salford, while freelancing widely for several Liverpool-based publications.

I spent a spell as Editor-At-Large of the Liverpool Post, an offshoot of the Manchester Mill. You can read my articles below.

I have contributed to the National Museums Liverpool website, both as a writer and guest on a podcast. Commissions on Doctor Who (to tie in with a recent exhibition) and urban planning seemed designed for me and were very enjoyable to write.

I have written several articles for Left Bank, a magazine and website promoting Wirral. I have spent time in a railway cutting, golf course, transport museum and shipbuilders as a result.

I continue to write on theatre and food in Liverpool for Liverpool Underlined. My theatre reviews for WhatsOnStage can also be seen below.

Liverpool Post

The majority of articles for the Post are paywalled but can be read here:

Meet the publican of one of Liverpool’s best pubs

Street spirit: How a famous old Liverpool road was reborn

The Last Barrelmaker

A Day in the Life of the Mersey Ferry

Bonkers, ridiculous and magical – the Liverpool cricket match that starts at 4.43am on the Solstice

The Battle To Save Liverpool’s Churches

What’s past is prologue: How Shakespeare came to Prescot

Fingers point at Liverpool’s outgoing university leaders

Litter, Student Parties and Anger: are HMOs Wrecking Liverpool’s Family Streets?

Janet Hemingway Interview: ‘We’re Going To Have To Live With Covid Forever’

How Aigburth Cricket Club Beat The Odds For Another Five Years

A Very Liverpool Christmas

National Museums Liverpool


Left Bank




January 2017 update

I am working full-time as a Lecturer in Journalism at the University of Salford, while developing research interest and still freelancing.

I have written a chapter on Brexit and the British press for forthcoming publication. I delivered a talk at the Liverpool Hope University based on the paper.

I wrote a feature for the inaugural edition of Ethos Paper on HCT Group, featuring an interview with the organisation’s Tracey Vickers on sustainability, transport and social enterprise.

I continue to write theatre reviews for WhatsOnStage.com, reviewing Fiddler On The Roof at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre.

I was the featured guest on The Motoring Podcast.

I worked with a group of students from the University of Salford to interview people sleeping rough for an investigation into homelessness in conjunction with the Manchester Evening News.

I contributed my regular column (on ultra-low emissions in fleets), along with three car reviews, to Professional Manager Magazine.

I contributed an article to the Salford Business School Magazine, Ignited, on the possibilities for education and automotive sectors in the North-West following Brexit.