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#CIJBelfast Conference

25 March 2022

Chris Moore

Chris Moore, winner of journalist of the year and features journalist of the Year in Northern Ireland and the author of six books, became a local reporter in Northern Ireland in 1968 before joining BBC Northern Ireland in 1979.

Dr Aisling Rusk

Dr Aisling Rusk is a practising architect and Director of Belfast practice, Studio idir.  She is also the founding chair of RSUA's Women in Architecture group, supporting and promoting women architects in Northern Ireland.  In 2020, Aisling was named one of the Architect's Journal's 40 Architects under 40, a celebration of the UK's most exciting emerging architectural talent.  Her research and work explore practices that build connection in the leftover and in-between spaces of cities during and after conflict.

Emily Wilson

Based in Brighton, Emily has a background in news journalism, working at the BBC and ITN’s Channel 4 News. Most recently she was head of home news at Channel 4 News, focusing particularly on increasing their UK-wide reporting, supporting the launch of a bureau in Glasgow, and expanding award-winning journalism in Manchester, Nottingham and Cardiff.

Gabriela Löffel

Gabriela Löffel (CH 1972) works with time-based media, focusing on fields such as politics and economics. She observes the structures that govern the representation of realities, which could be called a space of mediation.

James Harkin

James Harkin is the director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism. He is a journalist who covers social change and political conflict and whose work appears in Vanity Fair, Harper’s, GQ, The Smithsonian, Prospect and the Guardian.

Martin Tomkinson

Martin Tomkinson is a veteran investigative financial journalist and corporate researcher. He was a financial researcher for The Mail on Sunday‘s ‘Rich List’ from 2000-2004 and has worked on The Sunday Times‘ ‘Rich List’ since 2005. Martin has written for all the UK’s major newspapers.

Rachel Hamada

Based in Edinburgh, Rachel is one of the founders of Scottish investigative journalism cooperative the Ferret. Based in Edinburgh, she has worked as a journalist for 16 years, with a particular interest in social justice and marginalised communities.

Tom Sanderson

Tom Sanderson is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism. He joined the CIJ in 2014 as Training Coordinator and now oversees all aspects of the CIJ’s training provision and leads on the development of funded projects and initiatives.

Vicky Gayle

Based in Wednesbury, Vicky began her journalism career at community magazines in Birmingham before ending up in Colchester, where she worked as a news reporter at the Daily Gazette and other weekly titles in north Essex.