Roy is an author, journalist, presenter, and all-round creative media professional, with a background in technology and heritage.
As an author and creative writer, he writes original fiction, film scripts, and backstory, dialogue, and interactive fiction for games.
He is also a journalist and columnist, covering the pop culture and technology beat, with at least a hundred articles, features, and posts published in national and regional newspapers, glossies, and online publications.
As a podcast presenter, his weekly pop culture and technology show, Roy's Rocket Radio, is a topical and entertaining mixture of news and opinion.
Roy grew up playing games on the Binatone TV Master, Sega Megadrive, Nintendo Gameboy, and the Commodore 64 (the system on which he first started programming), and assisted in excavating an archaeological site while still in primary school. He later attained a higher and postgraduate education, encompassing historical research, science, and technology, and went on to work in these fields. These interests give his writing and presenting a unique, engaging, and informed voice.
Since 2012 he has been a freelance journalist working in both traditional print and digital media.
Prior to journalism, he spent a number of years as an ETL expert in the IT industry, and as a researcher, contractor, educator, and museum curator in the heritage sector. He has interacted at board level on projects with budgets exceeding £3M for blue-chip clients, SMEs, government departments, and public bodies on three continents.