Meet the Editorial Team

FindAMasters was founded in 2005 as a database of Masters degrees and other postgraduate programmes, aiming to connect students across the world with their ideal course. We’ve since grown into one of the largest websites of our kind, with millions of visitors every year.

Our advice guides are produced by a dedicated team of writers with personal experience of Masters and PhD study along with many years covering postgraduate education.

We pride ourselves on using official government data sources wherever possible and in regularly checking our pages to make sure they’re completely accurate and up-to-date. We stay on top of the latest developments in the postgraduate sector, keeping a community of thousands of newsletter subscribers informed about scholarships, visa opportunities and much more.

If you’d like to get in touch – whether that’s about blogging for us or about something you’ve noticed on our website – drop us an email at editor@findamasters.com


Role: Student Content Manager

Maree joined FindAMasters and FindAPhD in 2021 originally working on content and insights for our university customers. She jumped over to be our Student Content Manager in 2022 and is now focused on taking all the complicated areas of postgraduate study and distilling them into simple and useful info through guides, blogs, videos and more!

University education

Maree has a Bachelor’s degree in Multi-Media Journalism from Bournemouth University and completed her Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) with BPP University, London in 2017.

Postgraduate expertise

Maree studied her GDL part-time, alongside her full-time job, so she’s no stranger to the professional postgraduate experience. Balancing assignments and exams with her day-to-day work life was challenging, but she’s happy to share her tips and tricks to future postgraduate students, and explain how finance works (as well as self-funding which is what she did for her studies).

Before coming to FindAMasters and FindAPhD, Maree worked in student recruitment at a number of UK universities, helping students find the right undergraduate and postgraduate degree for them.

Role: Content Writer

Sarah joined FindAUniversity as a Content Writer in 2021 and focuses on producing polished and thoroughly researched pages to inspire and inform prospective postgraduate students.

University education

Sarah has a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Exeter. Her research, analytical and writing skills help her seek out the most important information in the world of postgraduate study – and present it to aspiring postgraduates in the simplest and most engaging way possible.

Postgraduate expertise

Prior to working at FindAUniversity, Sarah gained over a year’s experience writing content for aspiring medical students – so she’s no stranger to helping students navigate the complex process that is applying for a degree programme!

In her time at FindAUniversity, she has gained a comprehensive understanding of the postgraduate journey, from choosing a Masters or PhD through to studying and completing a programme. She has also engaged with hundreds of prospective postgraduates while manning the funding stand at our popular in-person study fairs, tackling their funding-themed queries and concerns.

Role: Content Writer

Taru joined FindAMasters and FindAPhD in 2022. She is focused on creating well-researched, thorough content that can make the study abroad journey for prospective postgraduate students just a little bit easier! She writes blogs and guides making sure they are informative without being tedious. She equally enjoys making short video content for our social profiles so students can access this information in a format they like!

University education

Taru has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Bennett University in India and completed a Masters degree in Global Journalism from the University of Sheffield in 2021.

Postgraduate expertise

Taru flew across continents to complete a Masters in Global Journalism from Sheffield. Originally from India, she is no stranger to the postgraduate experience as an international student. From applying to a university abroad to then juggling assignments and building a life in a new country, she’s done it all and is happy sharing her tips with other prospective students.

Even though this is her first stint working in the UK’s education sector, Taru is no stranger to creating content for the web. She has previously worked at a few English-language publications in India creating both long and short-form web content.

Role: Director of Audience & Editorial

Mark joined FindAUniversity to develop our first ever advice articles in 2013 and now serves as our Director of Audience & Editorial, making sure our websites and information are as useful as possible for people thinking about Masters and PhD study.

Postgraduate expertise

He has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Sheffield, as well as Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Kent and the University of South Wales. His specialist subject used to be gothic fiction, but these days it’s student finance and postgraduate education policy.

Role: Student Content Manager

Ben helped lead the FindAUniversity content team from 2017 to 2022 working as our Student Content Manager to produce well-researched advice across a range of topics in related to postgraduate study. He’s since gone on to work at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Postgraduate expertise

Ben has a Bachelors degree in English Literature from the University of Sheffield and a Masters from the University of Amsterdam. Having also spent a semester at the University of Helsinki through the Erasmus programme, he’s no stranger to study abroad (or cold weather!).

Role: Senior Content Writer

Hannah joined FindAUniversity in 2020 as one of our Content Writers. She started with us part-time whilst studying for her PhD and has contributed engaging content from the perspective of a postgraduate student. In 2023, after handing in her thesis, she began working with us four days a week managing our student newsletters, writing insightful blogs and guides, and championing the student perspective before spreading her content writing wings and moving into a different company with an engineering and technology focus.

University education

Hannah has a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of East Anglia. She completed a Masters in Early Modern History from the University of Sheffield in 2019 where she continued on to study for her PhD on Early Modern English seafarers. She handed in her thesis in 2023 and is currently awaiting her viva.

Postgraduate expertise

Having completed both a Masters and a PhD, Hannah has a strong grasp on the postgraduate experience. Having worked part-time throughout both her degrees, she understands the multiple academic, financial and time pressures faced by students. While she stands by her years of education as being some of the best in her life, she’s aware they haven’t always been the easiest. That’s why she’s passionate about discussing the realities of postgraduate study to help prepare prospective students to make the best decisions for themselves.

Role: SEO Executive

University education

Morgan joined FindAUniversity in 2021. She is a published author with an academic background in Creative Writing, having studied a Bachelor's in Creative Writing at the University of Bedfordshire.

Postgraduate expertise

Previously Morgan worked at Apprentice Team Ltd, an apprenticeship and workplace training company as a Digital Marketing Assistant and Webmaster which also involved writing copy for the apprenticeship programme pages. At FindAUniversity, Morgan works to ensure our websites help as many prospective students as possible with accurate and up-do-date information about postgraduate study.

She also likes to make donuts and sing karaoke (though not usually at the same time).

Role: Client Services Assistant

Postgraduate expertise

Rowan joined FindAUniversity as a Client Services Assistant in 2022 and aims to produce content to give some reassurance and encouragement for readers planning to apply for postgraduate education. Alongside his full-time role at FindAUniversity, he’s currently studying an MA in Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University, and is in the process of applying to study an English PhD in 2024. In his spare time he likes to make homemade candles, and he’s also an avid writer, currently in the process of writing his first novel.


Guest contributors and interns

Role: Assistant Content Writer

Postgraduate expertise

Izzy has recently joined FindAUniversity as an Assistant Content Writer on a six months internship, to share her insights and experiences of PhD life (that her past self wishes she’d known!). She is currently a final year PhD student at the University of Warwick on a Doctoral Training Partnership. Her PhD project investigates a bacteria that infects the lungs and how it finds nutrients. Izzy’s journey is a little different as she didn’t do a Masters before her PhD, instead she studied Biomedical Science with Industrial Experience at The University of Manchester. Most of her days are spent inside the lab with a pipette in hand, but outside of the lab she enjoys figure skating, cooking and travelling.

Role: Guest Contributor

University Education

Gareth has a Bachelor’s degree in Complementary Medicine: Naturopathy from the University of Westminster, where he also received an award for outstanding achievement. As a naturally reflective person and a lover of learning, Gareth is keen to share his experiences in the hope they can help others, as we all continue to learn and grow together.

Postgraduate expertise

Gareth is due to complete the MSc Psychology conversion course in January 2024. So, as a current student, understands the blessings and challenges experienced through educational enhancement. He chose to complete the Master’s full time, whilst working part-time as a Mental Health Lifestyle Coach, and being a devoted dog Dad to his Airedale terrier, King Arthur.

Role: Guest Contributor

Postgraduate expertise

After completing her Integrated Masters degree in Biomedical Science at Cardiff University, Charlotte decided to leave Wales for her PhD. She is pursuing a PhD in Cancer Research at Sheffield Hallam University while also developing her teaching skills as a Graduate Teaching Assistant within SHU.

Role: Content Writer

Postgraduate expertise

Chantelle was the first person to join Mark on the FindAUniversity content team, way back in 2016. Arriving with an MA in Public Humanities from the University of Sheffield, she played a key role in getting the FindAMasters and FindAPhD blog sections off the ground whilst offering a range of advice on postgraduate funding and applications. Chantelle has since gone on to work in public transport administration and is currently training to become a full-stack Web Developer.

Role: Intern

Postgraduate expertise

Originally from Malaysia, Loshana interned with FindAMasters during 2019 whilst studying an MA in Global Journalism at the University of Sheffield. As a Chevening Scholar she shared invaluable advice on applying for and winning this prestigious international funding. Loshana has since gone on to roles at the BBC and the Centre for Independent Journalism (Malaysia). She currently works as a Senior Analyst in Hong Kong.

Role: Intern

Postgraduate expertise

Lydia was one of the first content writers to focus on FindAMasters, joining us in 2017 after an internship during her Journalism MA at the University of Sheffield. She’s since gone on to work in a variety of roles in online and print journalism, currently working as a reporter for the London Evening Standard.

Role: Intern

Postgraduate expertise

Rhiannon worked with us as an intern during her MA in Sociology at the University of Sheffield in 2018, helping reflect on her experience of switching subjects as a postgraduate and the tricky challenge of choosing a Masters dissertation topic. She’s since gone on to have a successful career as an SEO and Content Manager.