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BIO

Siobhán Fenton is a writer and freelance journalist, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She writes investigations and features on social justice issues; with a particular focus on gender and politics.

 

PARTICULAR INTERESTS
 

Prior to becoming a journalist, she worked for the House of Commons as a parliamentary assistant based in Northern Ireland during the Lib Dem-Conservative coalition government. She remains particularly interested in Northern Irish politics and often reports from Stormont, during Northern Irish elections and peace process talks.



WRITING

From 2015 to 2017, she was a staff writer at The Independent, where she reported on social justice issues as Social Affairs Correspondent.

In 2016 she was awarded the Rosemary Goodchild Award for Excellence in Reproductive Health Journalism for her coverage of Northern Ireland's abortion ban.

She has been published by media outlets including The Guardian, The Times, BuzzFeed, The New Statesman, The Spectator, The Pool and Prospect Magazine.




BROADCAST

In addition to reporting, she has also appeared as a commentator on politics and social affairs issues for the BBC Radio 4 and Sky News. as well as The New Statesman and The Spectator's podcasts.

She has also given public talks about gender, media and politics at Conway Hall in London, Cambridge University, University College Dublin and Queen Mary University London.




QUALIFICATIONS
English literature (BA), Magdalen College Oxford
Gender Studies (MPhil), Newnham College Cambridge
Journalism (MA), City University London

 

 

Work seen in

The Independent
The guardian
tHE TELEGRAPH
the times
buzzfeed
THE NEW STATESMAN
THE SPECTATOR

commentator for

BBC Radio 4
bbc radio ulster
BBC World service
sky news
rTÉ