Fiona is a UK-based broadcaster, writer and speaker, best known to radio audiences as a founding presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Sony Gold Award-winning Late Junction. She has presented for the BBC since 1989 working across a wide range of programmes, from Breakfast to live Proms concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.
In 2004 Fiona was presented with the coveted Molde Rose award by the Molde Jazz Festival, and in 2009 she was awarded the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit for her services to Norwegian arts. She continues to be at the forefront of creative musical partnerships between the UK and Norway; she devised and curated the hugely successful conexions series for Nasjonal Jazzscene in Oslo in addition to the national folk stage in Oslo, Riksscenen.
She has written for the Guardian and Independent newspapers, BBC Music Magazine, and is a regular reviewer for Songlines magazine. She also finds time to write for Finnish Music Quarterly.
Fiona is a Patient Partner with PAINSTORM and has lived with chronic neuropathic pain since her treatment for breast cancer. She is currently working to complete her MSc degree writing an autoethnography focussing on expressions of pain.