Whilst studying for a MPhil in Playwriting Studies at the University of Birmingham I submitted a trial script to The Archers. Two months after finishing my course I was offered a place on the team. At the age of 23 it made me the youngest writer to ever work on the show, and more than a decade later I'm still there and I'm still the youngest writer! In that time I've written over 300 episodes, including devising and co-writing four series of the digital spin-off Ambridge Extra. I was lead writer on the Helen and Rob storyline described by The Independent as 'bold, bloody and utterly brilliant' and The Telegraph as 'glittering with dramatic tension'.
Outside of Ambridge I write for the theatre and between 2003 and 2010 worked extensively with Net Curtains Theatre Company, eventually become co-artistic director. My plays for the company have been performed in venues including the Soho Theatre, the Arcola Theatre, the New Wolsey Studio and Margate's Theatre Royal. Since 2014 I've been a member of Bold Text Playwrights, a group of West Midlands based writers looking to create new platforms for our work and have been developing a series of rehearsed readings in collaboration with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. I have also written for Doctors on BBC1 and have recently joined the writing team for EastEnders.