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Summer Conference

29–30 June 2022

André Vasconcelos

André Vasconcelos is a conservation ecologist who joined Trase in 2018. He works in Trase's impact team, analysing and interpreting Trase data for key audiences in Brazil, Europe and China. Prior to joining Trase, he worked on conservation related issues for over ten years, including planning and implementing strategic conservation plans for timber and paper certification, and providing support for large businesses and smallholders to comply with certification requirements, including High Conservation Value Areas assessments.

Anna Babinets

Anna Babinets is the Editor-in-Chief of Slidstvo.info investigative agency based Kyiv, Ukraine. She is a Regional Editor of Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). She specialises in discovering high scale corruption, money laundering schemes and crime.

Anton Bidziura

Anton Bidziura is International Business Development Officer at YouControl, a Ukrainian company which develops and provides analytical systems for compliance, market analysis, financial monitoring, business intelligence and investigations.

Chris Mullin

Chris Mullin is a journalist and has been an MP for 23 years; a minister in three departments; Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee 1997-9 and 2001-3; and author of three widely acclaimed volumes of diaries, two of which were BBC Books of the Week, and four novels the best known of which, A Very British Coup, was made into a successful television series.

Dr Mark Lee Hunter

Dr Mark Lee Hunter is a founding member of The Global Investigative Journalism Network, the principal author of Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists (UNESCO 2009) and the recipient of many awards for his reporting.

Duncan Campbell

Duncan Campbell is a freelance journalist. He was the crime correspondent of the Guardian, the chairman of the Crime Reporters’ Association and has previously worked for LBC Radio, Time Out and City Limits magazines, and Robert Maxwell’s London Daily News.

Emilia Șercan

Emilia Șercan is a Romanian investigative journalist, author and senior lecturer at the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Science within the University of Bucharest. She has spent the last seven years uncovering dozens of plagiarism cases in doctoral dissertations of top Romanian politicians and high officials in the judiciary, law enforcement, military and intelligence community.

Fabio Natali

Fabio Natali is a London-based information security advisor, software architect, and consultant. His interests lie at the intersection of technology, ethics, and politics. As an information security consultant, he has worked with and provided support to investigative journalists, activists, and human rights organisations, from the UK and abroad.

Gill Phillips

Gill Phillips is a lawyer who works in-house as the Director of Editorial Legal Services for Guardian News & Media Limited, advising on a range of content-related matters including defamation, privacy, contempt of court and reporting restrictions.

Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson is Data Journalism Editor at Gota Media, a regional publishing company in the south of Sweden with 13 local titles. She previously worked as Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster for 27 years and she also served as Editor, Data Projects of the Guardian UK, between 2014-2017.

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.

Jane Bradley

Jane Bradley is the UK investigative correspondent for The New York Times. She is a Pulitzer and three-time Orwell Prize finalist and is based in London, where she focuses on uncovering abuses of power, financial crime and corruption, and social injustices.

Jenna Corderoy

Jenna Corderoy is a reporter for openDemocracy’s investigations team. She specialises in obtaining documents under the Freedom of Information Act, and has brought several (and successful) FOI challenges at the tribunal.

Jolene Tan

Jolene Tan is an experienced communications professional and novelist (two books and counting) who joined Trase in 2021. She leads Trase’s communications work. Before joining Trase, Jolene worked for a decade on research and policy communications in Singapore, with a particular focus on equalities and human rights.

Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman is a freelance trainer. He previously worked for BBC World Service for many years, as a reporter, producer, later as editor and finally as Head of World Service Training at Bush House.

Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers is an experienced teacher and investigative journalist. He lectures at universities and in newsrooms and writes data-driven stories for the leading Dutch magazine De Groene Amsterdammer. He is also co-developer of Story-Based Inquiry.

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.

Meera Devi

Meera Devi is a feminist-journalist based in Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh, India. She is the co-founder of the award-winning, grassroots feminist media organisation Khabar Lahariya and served as its Chief Editor from 2005 to 2019.

Nompumelelo Mtsweni

Nompumelelo Mtsweni works with data and other multimedia elements to produce meaningful stories and tools that aim to drive positive impacts in society. At Oxpeckers she works as a data wrangler and trainer, focusing on environmental crime data for the #WildEye tool.

Oliver Bullough

Oliver Bullough is an award-winning journalist and author, whose most recent book is Butler to the World. His articles appear in the Guardian, the Sunday Times, GQ magazine and elsewhere. He also writes a weekly Oligarchy Newsletter for Coda Story.

Pamela Duncan

Pamela Duncan is an award winning journalist, working for the Guardian’s Data Projects team. During the Coronavirus pandemic she’s been specialising in providing in-depth analysis of Covid-19 data in the UK including excess deaths happening in people's homes/care homes and calling out gaps in the data and delayed or misleading data.

Priyanka Kotamraju

Priyanka Kotamraju is pursuing a doctorate degree at the Department of Sociology in the University of Cambridge on the Gates Cambridge international scholarship. She is the co-author of The Murderer, the Monarch and the Fakir - a new investigation into Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination (October 2021, HarperCollins India).

Roxanne Joseph

Roxanne Joseph is a data journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa. Her focus is on digitally-enabled wildlife trafficking and illicit financial flow. She manages the Oxpeckers tool, #WildEye, and has trained journalists in Africa, Europe and Asia to map, track and report on wildlife and other environmental crimes.

Shaun Lintern

Shaun Lintern is health editor of The Sunday Times. An investigative health journalist for more than a decade, he has helped expose some of the worst scandals in NHS history, including the Shropshire and Telford maternity disaster and poor care at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust and subsequent public inquiry.

Tom Bristow

Tom Bristow has been a journalist for 12 years and spent the last six years establishing an award-winning investigations team at one of the largest regional publishers in the UK. The Archant Investigations Unit focuses on holding local power to account, including councils, health authorities, the police and businesses.

Veronika Boyko

Veronika Boyko is social direction chief at YouControl, a Ukrainian IT-company that creates solutions based on open data. Skilled in open data analytics, social media marketing, she organised trainings and taught more than 1700 journalists in Ukraine and abroad how to use analytical instruments in investigations.