Monday, August 15, 2022

Phoebe Cooke and Rachel Sherrington and Mat Hope

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Phoebe is Senior Reporter at DeSmog, where she joined researching corporate interest in forest carbon offsets in March 2020. She previously trained as a news reporter across local titles in Essex and East London, before going freelance in 2017. Her work has since appeared in The Independent, The Evening Standard, The Sun Online, Deutsche Welle, The Local and Prospect Magazine. She holds a degree in German from Oxford University and a senior diploma in newspaper journalism. She is currently completing a part-time Master’s in Global Environmental Policy and Politics at Birkbeck, University of London. Rachel is Researcher and Reporter at DeSmog where she has led investigations into the climate-conflicted ties of directors in the finance sector and climate-science denying groups pushing for environmental deregulation in UK trade deals. She previously worked as a researcher and assistant to the director at Hope for the Future and as a researcher for MPs in UK parliament. She completed her Masters in Global Politics from LSE in 2018 with Distinction and is currently completing training in News Journalism with the London School of Journalism. Mat is Special Projects and Investigations Editor of DeSmog, and Operations Director for DeSmog UK Ltd. He was DeSmog UK’s Editor from October 2017 to March 2021. He began working with DeSmog as the UK’s Deputy Editor in October 2016, having previously been an editor at Nature Climate Change and analyst at Carbon Brief. He completed his PhD on political communication strategies in US Congressional climate change debates at the University of Bristol in 2012, which won the Hilary Hartley prize as the best thesis in his department’s graduating class. Mat is a member of the National Union of Journalists.

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