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  • Alan Martin

    Alan Martin is a freelance writer with more than a decade’s worth of experience, mainly in the technology space. His main focus at Expert Reviews is ensuring that your next pick of phone or wearable is the right choice for you and represents the best possible value for money. In the past he’s covered a broad range of games, dental apparel and pet accessories and, on one memorable occasion, had to strip off to retrieve a rogue drone from a lake – such is his dedication to reviews.

  • Andy White

    Andy joined Expert Reviews as a Staff Writer in December 2019 before taking on the role of TV & Audio Editor two years later. He’s passionate about music and film so is in his element testing audio products and gawping at the most advanced televisions the industry has to offer. When not working, you’ll either find him on the football pitch, immersing himself in challenging video games like Dark Souls or indulging in a bit of Ru Paul’s Drag Race.

  • Ben Johnston

    Reviews Writer

    When independent film reviewing didn’t scratch his itch for discussing CPUs and bass frequencies, Ben pivoted industries and joined Expert Reviews in 2021. Nowadays, he goes by the title of Reviews Writer and covers all manner of mobile technology and audio products. After getting paid to listen to music and take photos with phones by day, this mild-mannered reporter can be found by night (and other times of day) earning his reputation as our resident comic book nerd or out on the water pretending that kayaking counts as real exercise.

  • Christian Hopewell

    After working as a freelance photographer, spending a near-decade on YouTube and having picked up a journalism degree somewhere along the way, Christian joined Expert Reviews in 2019. As our in-house Videographer and Photographer, he gets hands on with just about every product we review, producing original photography and video buying guides. A man of many hats, he also writes across a range of product categories and manages Expert Reviews’ social media channels. Outside of work, you’ll find him out walking or developing film in the darkroom.

  • Danielle Amato

    Before joining Expert Reviews in 2019, Danielle enjoyed a five-year-long career as a freelancer, writing for national magazines and websites including Woman’s Own and At Home magazine. Now, as the team’s Kitchen Editor, you’ll mostly find her testing and reviewing kitchen appliances and, on occasion, food and drink. When she’s not wrestling with blenders and stand mixers, Danielle likes to spend her time making dumplings, listening to nineties grunge and developing unhealthy obsessions with gaming podcasts.

  • Darien Graham-Smith

    A lifelong technology enthusiast, Darien is a regular contributor to both Expert Reviews and PC Pro magazine, specialising in wireless networking, internet security and other technical topics. He also contributes to and produces the weekly PC Pro podcast, and has made occasional appearances on BBC News and Open University programming. In his spare time he dabbles in audio production, and plays guitar, bass and drums with the enthusiasm of a committed amateur.

  • Edward Munn

    As Lifestyle & Fitness Editor, Ed has spent more than three years testing a variety of products including smartwatches, fitness trackers, headphones, mattresses and everything in between. His near-decade-long journalism career has included a stint on Web User, where he wrote tutorials and reviews on phone apps, PC software, browsers and all things Windows 10.

    Outside of work, his passions include photography, cycling, rugby and music. He also found a new love for hiking after walking the iconic Routeburn track in New Zealand in 2019.

  • Emma Sims

    Emma Sims is a trainee solicitor at Taylor Wessing, based in London. She previously worked as a freelance journalist for Expert Reviews, covering tech, science and politics news and publishing in-depth features.

  • Gareth Thomas

    Following a year-long stint as an freelancer for Expert Reviews, Gareth joined the team as a Senior Staff Writer in September 2021 and has since tested enough bedding to supply a small army. When not writing reviews and best buys for a range of products from coffee grinders to digital pianos, he can usually be found making coffee or agonising over the perfect song for the team’s weekly Spotify playlist. As an avid jazz fan, Gareth also dabbles in music journalism, having written for publications such as Jazz Journal and Jazzwise.

  • Jack Lumb

    Staff Writer

    Jack joined Expert Reviews as a staff writer in early 2023. With a diploma in sport and exercise science, he has over a decade of experience as an academic, player and mentor. Previously a county golfer and sports performance coach, his expertise falls within the world of golf but carries extensive sporting knowledge across the board. Outside the office, Jack can be found playing or watching his two favourite sports, golf and football, or heading out on hikes for a spot of wild camping.

  • Jamie Stedmond

    A Staff Writer at Expert Reviews, Jamie has been with the website since 2022, having started as an Editorial Intern. Pairing writing skills honed while obtaining degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing with his interest in home cooking, Jamie covers kitchen appliances, food and drink and more.

  • Jane Hoskyn

    Jane has been a journalist for 30 years, starting out as a music and lifestyle writer, then working on staff as features editor for consumer tech magazines including Web User and Computeractive. She’s now a freelancer, crafting online copy for small businesses and reviewing all sorts of products, from dating apps to bike racks. Her ideal non-work day would involve a long walk with her camera to a live music event with great lighting and a box to stand on.

  • Joanne Gould

    A freelance food, drink and lifestyle writer, Joanne has contributed to national publications and websites such as Grazia, MailOnline, The Independent and Natural Health over the past six years. From the most sustainable speciality coffee beans to the most quaffable Champagne and the perfect wine glass to swirl your Sancerre in, Joanne enjoys hunting out the best things to eat and drink from supermarkets, independents and the internet, and today Joanne tests food, drink and kitchenware for Expert Reviews: it’s a hard job, but someone’s got to do it etc. When she’s not munching her way through her latest review project, Joanne likes to spend any spare time that two small children allow her wining and dining around the London bar and restaurant scene, with her latest fitness obsession and brisk walks on Hampstead Heath thrown in for balance.

  • Jonathan Bray

    Head of Reviews

    Jon has been tinkering with tech since the days when 128KB was a lot of storage, and games took 20 minutes to load via tape cassette. He’s been smitten ever since, and having decided to forge a career in technology journalism, he’s now been testing, reviewing and dispensing balanced and objective advice for over 20 years. If it’s been released in that time and has some kind of processor, he’s probably tested it.

  • Matt Reed

    Matt joined Expert Reviews as a staff writer in 2021 after a period of music writing at Spanish culture outlet METAL Magazine. Passionate about all things audio, that musical trend continued at Expert Reviews where he has carved out a role testing a whole host of headphones and speakers. Currently, he is undertaking a sound engineers course to further train his ears to pick the bona fide audio gems from the disappointing duds of the product world. Outside the office, Matt takes the tunes with him as a frequent attendee of gigs as well as giving his ears a break when forging silver jewellery, following sporting events or hitting up London’s tastiest restaurants.

  • Max Figgett

    Over the past decade, Max has written about everything from baby pandas for Wonderpedia, quitting social media cold-turkey for PC Pro, the latest Emmerdale drama for TV Choice and the mighty Penryn Athletic FC for The Falmouth Packet. However, he now dedicates his time to finding the best deals for Expert Reviews’ readers. Want more broadband megabits for your money? Or fancy bagging yourself a gigantic gift card with your new smartphone? Max is here to help. When he’s not bargain-hunting, Max likes to paint, indulge his inner (and outer) history nerd and coo over his two house rabbits.

  • Michael Allison

    Phones Editor

    Michael Allison is the Expert Reviews Phones Editor who has a keen interest in all things related to technology and innovation. Previously, he wrote for Tech Radar, Digital Trends, and Android Central, covering mobile as well.

    Michael has a rich and varied academic background in law, philosophy, and creative writing. He studied at two prestigious universities in the UK, Kent, and Surrey. In the former, he earned a second-class honors degree in law and philosophy, and in the latter, a Merit in creative writing. He has a strong sense of curiosity and creativity that drives his writing style and voice.

    Michael is also an avid reader who enjoys books of different genres and themes. He is especially fond of sci-fi and fantasy novels that transport him to imaginative worlds. He likes to balance his intellectual pursuits with physical activities, such as going to the gym regularly and staying fit. He considers himself a gym rat who loves to challenge himself and improve his fitness level.

  • Nathan Spendelow

    Since joining the Expert Reviews team in 2016, Nathan’s five-year tech journalism career has taken him from the dizzying heights of steam cleaner testing – as well as the occasional washing machine – to eventually becoming the website’s Senior Editor. In this position, Nathan has tested and reviewed hundreds of smartphones, but he also manages the daily Expert Reviews newsletter.
    Outside of work, Nathan enjoys explaining the differences between a macaron and a macaroon, and continues to dip into his life savings with his unhealthy Lego obsession.

  • Sarah Matthews

    Sarah joined Expert Reviews as a staff writer in 2022, bringing with her a love of all things beauty and lifestyle. While at work, she can be found testing out the latest hair styling gadgets, hair removal machines, and skincare innovations. Alongside her passion for beauty tech, Sarah has completed the SCS Introduction to Cosmetic Science course, which equips her with a comprehensive understanding of cosmetic formulation, ingredients, and industry regulations. After a long day of writing reviews, Sarah often puts her English degree to good use by settling down to read a good book or winding down with a homemade cocktail.

  • Sasha Muller

    After two decades at Dennis Publishing, there are few products that Sasha hasn’t reviewed at some point. After many years wrangling with laptops, monitors, audio hardware and assorted tech, Sasha is now a fully paid-up coffee snob with more coffee machines and paraphernalia than he has room for. Never happier than when he’s tweaking an audio system to perfection, taste-testing espresso or making spreadsheets of washing machine testing, you’ll routinely find him behind a growing pile of vinyl, cassettes and CDs, hunting for the finest jungle tunes known to man.

     

  • Will Georgiadis

    Will joined Expert Reviews in 2018 as a sub-editor after a stint at CeX, and he has been formatting, restructuring and tidying ever since. When he’s not removing erroneous hyphens or battling with HTML as Senior Sub-Editor, Will is our resident peripherals expert; from gaming mice to PC monitors, if it connects to a computer or games console, it’s in his wheelhouse. In his spare time, Will is an enthusiastic (albeit talentless) gamer, and he can also be found hacking tunefully at a string instrument of some variety or attempting a long-distance run.