I am a writer and reporter specialising in human rights stories. I have been writing regularly for the Guardian about migration, slavery and social affairs for nearly ten years and before that worked as a broadcast journalist and producer at the BBC. I’ve reported from Calais, Italy and Glasgow on the human face of the global refugee crisis and I have a particular interest in EU asylum policy (as you can imagine this makes me popular at parties).

I’m currently looking into the regeneration of south London and the impact of austerity on children and young people. All story ideas welcome @ harriet jane grant @ gmail