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Mat Hope

Editor DeSmog

I tutor: Data collection


I began working with DeSmog UK as Deputy Editor in October 2016, shortly after the UK voted to leave the EU, and helped to expand DeSmog's coverage of the country’s ever-changing political scene. In recent years, DeSmog has published its investigations with a range of mainstream media partners including the Guardian, Independent, ITV, and Channel 4 in the UK, and La Marea and Interferencia elsewhere.

I previously worked as an Associate Editor for Nature Climate Change, and writer for Carbon Brief. He became DeSmog UK's third Editor in October 2017. I have experience covering all facets of the UK’s energy and climate change debate, from fact-checking denier positions to reporting on the government’s role in international negotiations.

Born in Cambridge, UK, I studied at the University of Bristol. In 2012, I completed my PhD on political communication strategies in US Congressional climate change debates, which won the Hilary Hartley prize as the best thesis in my department’s graduating class.

Content by Mat

Data collection Covering issues
Following the money

They say that ‘money makes the world go round’. If so, that means there’s a whole lot of stories to be found by looking into how people and organisations spend their dimes.