Dean Kirby is the award-winning Investigations Correspondent of the i newspaper in London. His recent awards include the Medical Journalists’ Association News Story of the Year for an investigation into Britain’s PPE supply chain chaos during the Covid pandemic. In 2022, he was highly commended for the Hugh Cudlipp Award for Investigative and Campaigning Journalism and shortlisted for Scoop of the Year at the British Journalism Awards for his open-source work on the war in Ukraine, as well as being a finalist at the London Press Club Awards. His recent projects include an exposé of the UK’s prepayment energy meter scandal, for which he was longlisted for the Paul Foot Award and shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils. He is an author, has a PhD in urban history and is a volunteer mentor to socially disadvantaged journalism students.