Daniel has freelanced as a researcher since 2004. His clients range from activist filmmakers to an investment fund.
He cuts through hype and conventional assumptions to show what's really going on, presenting clear, well-sourced conclusions.
Persistent and resourceful, Daniel uncovers insightful evidence, using interviews, first-hand observation and archived material. He outlines his findings in written reports and multimedia presentations.
For a decade, he's provided this service to Baillie Gifford, which manages £150 billion in worldwide investments. His international assignments investigate companies, sectors and technologies from an outsider's point of view.
Daniel also writes briefings on technical subjects for non-specialists. Some recent examples include competitive video-gaming, 3D printing, solar power networks and digital payment systems.
For his recent MA in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation (from SOAS in London), Daniel researched a dissertation on mindfulness teaching in schools. Other work from the course is archived here, and on his academia.edu profile.
After leaving the newsroom, Daniel did research for TV production companies. He also contributed to The Age of Stupid, a cinema documentary with Pete Postlethwaite about corporate and individual obstacles to combating climate change.