My name is James McEnaney. I am a lecturer, journalist and writer who currently lives near Glasgow. I teach English, Communication and Social Studies in a college in the city, having previously taught at Arran High School from 2011-2014.
I specialise in investigative journalism with a particular focus on Scottish education, freedom of information and policymaking, and have worked with both traditional media outlets and new media platforms since 2015. My work has appeared in a wide range of publications including The Herald, The Guardian, CommonSpace, the Times Educational Supplement, The Daily Record, The Ecologist and the Scottish Catholic Observer.
My international work includes an inside look at the grassroots campaign for Bernie Sanders in New York City and an investigation into La Gomera’s recovery from a devastating forest fire. I also recently contributed to ‘A Nation Changed?: The SNP and Scotland Ten Years On’ for which I produced a chapter on Scottish schooling.
I have also been a motorcyclist for more than ten years, and in that times have ridden extensively throughout Scotland. I have also travelled by motorbike in Europe, spending nearly a month journeying through France and Spain when I was 21.
You can find examples of my work on my personal blog.