She covered the areas of law and crime as the Home Affairs Correspondent of The Scotsman, before becoming the newspaper’s Assistant News Editor.
Her campaigning journalism led to a government review and an investigation by the GMC after dozens of mothers were wrongly accused of child abuse and murder.
Working for a range of national and local newspapers in the UK, she launched a successful newspaper campaign to change the law for victims of rape in Scotland.
Employed as a lecturer in journalism at GCU since 2012, she is currently researching her PhD on the impact of interviewing trauma victims.
Other high-profile assignments include covering the death of Princess Diana, the Concorde crash in Paris and the World Cup.