Graduate, Glasgow University. Former cub reporter, Argentina Independent, Buenos Aires and then for a series of local newspapers, East London. Following a move to Asia, initially worked as a travel writer based in Thailand before joining exiled Burmese media organization The Irrawaddy. 2013, joined TIME as Reporter and later as Associate Editor, Hong Kong office. Helped helm Hong Kong's overnight breaking news coverage on Time.com while still reporting on South-East Asia, including turbulent elections in Cambodia, the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and Thailand's military coup. Most recently, reported on presidential elections in Taiwan and the Philippines, including a rare interview with the latter's new President Rodrigo Duterte. Currently, TIME Correspondent, Beijing.