Katharine Quarmby is a freelance writer, journalist and film-maker specialising in social affairs with an investigative edge. She has spent most of her working life as a journalist and has made many films for the BBC, as well as a stint as a correspondent for the Economist and contributing to British broadsheets, including the Guardian, Sunday Times and the Telegraph. She was nominated for the Paul Foot Award 2012 for her five years of campaigning on disability hate crime. Her book, Scapegoat: why we are failing disabled people (Portobello, 2011) won the AMIA International Literature Award 2011. Her second book, on Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in the UK will be published by Oneworld next year.