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BIO

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

 

PARTICULAR INTERESTS

She specialises in gender and LGBT issues within her reporting and has recently completed a Masters degree in Gender Studies at the University of Cambridge. 

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 Belfast, based at Stormont, during Northern Irish elections and peace process talks.



WRITING

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

In 2016 she was awarded the FPA's Rosemary Goodchild Award for Excellence in Reproductive Health Journalism.

She has been published by media outlets including The Guardian, The Telegraph, The New Statesman and The Spectator.




BROADCAST

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

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 NEW STATESMAN
THE SPECTATOR

commentator for

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