She was featured in the Independent on Sunday’s Happy List 2013, and won the Liberty Human Rights Campaigner of the Year Award 2013. In 2015 she was named an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Her first book, Do It Like A Woman was published by Portobello Books in May 2015
“Rousing and immensely readable. Best Non-Fiction” — Good Housekeeping
“The book reads as an extended and immersive piece of investigative journalism, strong on sound facts and figures, finding interconnections and then leaving readers space to draw our own conclusions.” – Eleanor Marx, New Statesman
“Striking…it is refreshing to read a feminist work informed by lives far removed from that of the author. […]She works the numbers well, too, never overloading the reader with data, but releasing it in digestible bursts, with a feel for the not-strictly-necessary but intriguing […]She is as comfortable synthesising scientific data on how infant boys and girls are responded to by carers […] as she is unpicking the media’s representation of women.”
– Sophie Elmhirst, The Guardian
‘A must-read, put it on the curriculum’ — Katy Harrington, The Irish Independent