As a journalist, I’ve written for the below and more…

Papers: The Guardian, The Observer, The Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Evening Standard, The Mail on Sunday, The Daily Mail, The Express, The Jewish Chronicle

Magazines: Red, Marie Claire, Psychologies, Wired, Mother & Baby, Healthy, Woman & Home, Grazia, Top Santé, Tatler, Glamour, Prima, Cosmo Bride, Condé Nast Brides, Mollie Makes, SHE, The Bookseller, NW, Oxford Today, CAM (Cambridge Alumni Magazine)

Websites: The PoolVICE’s (now the Huffington Post), Medtronic EurekaMumfidential,

Having read English Literature at Cambridge University, I spent my twenties and thirties working as a journalist and content/copywriter, as well as writing my first book The Agony of Ecstasy (Continuum, 2004) and contributing to travel and creative writing anthologies.

After my son spent his first five months in neonatal care, I started to write about the foetal medicine unit and NICU experience and what it’s like to bring up a young child with a disability. In 2017, Pan Macmillan offered me a book deal to write The First Breath, out June 2019. I also currently moonlight as a content designer for the Department for Education.

I live in Oxford with my husband, two children and two cats.

Contact me: olivia [at]

Here I am in scrubs, observing at one of the world’s most progressive neonatal units at the Karolinska, Stockholm, while researching The First Breath.