Editorial team

Roman Road LDN is a cultural online magazine published by not-for-profit media organisation Social Streets C.I.C. It provides daily content about the area around Roman Road in East London. Our patch includes Bow, Globe Town, Fish Island, Mile End and Stepney – about 50,000 local residents.

Tabitha Stapely portrait 2020

Tabitha Stapely

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
2016 to present

Tabitha is the founder and director of Social Streets C.IC, the not-for-profit news and media organisation that publishes Roman Road LDN. She has worked as a magazine editor at several top publishing houses, most recently at Hearst Magazines where she lead on digital content strategy for titles including Elle, Red, Esquire, Handbag and Harpers, and previously The Telegraph Saturday Magazine. Stapely was CEO of Roman Road Trust from 2013 to 2018 and has extensive experience of local governance, neighbourhood forums and community capacity building.

Emily Cramer

PARTNERS & MEMBERS MANAGER
April 2021 to present

Emily studied History of Art at Leeds University before starting a career in PR and media. Her first job was with eco-shoe brand Veja, before entering into the hospitality and residential sector. Now with nine years experience, Emily has worked across a breadth of projects from international hotel launches, to small projects in remote regions. Emily has a passion for art, culture and design and is always trying to stay one step ahead of the fast-moving world of digital media. 


Victoria Miller, Editorial Assisant at Roman Road LDN magazine.

Victoria Miller

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP
Digital Editor Leadership programme
September 2021 to present

After working in the charitable sector and business development, Victoria transitioned into journalism. She graduated an MA in Magazine Journalism from City University in 2021. Victoria has written on politics, culture and society for various publications, including the award-winning social enterprise digital platform, ShoutOut UK. Victoria is interested in how people are shaped by the areas and communities in which they grow up, as well as uncovering, writing and sharing the stories of everyday local faces and voices in the community. See all work by Victoria Miller.

Oyin Osin, intern at Roman Road LDN magazine.

Oyin Osin

INTERN
September 2021 to present

Oyin is a recent graduate from the University of Warwick. During her studies, Oyin was a breakfast host for the radio station, Warwick Raw Radio, and lifestyle writer for the Warwick Boar Newspaper. Oyin’s work has also appeared in Black Ballad magazine, where she writes about the daily experiences of Black women in modern Britain with the hopes to educate others on racism and misogynoir. In that vein, Oyin is extremely passionate about race, black culture, and committed to uplifting disempowered groups in society.

Stefania di Cio

WRITER IN RESIDENCE
September 2021 to present

Stefania received a PhD in Medical Engineering in 2017 from Queen Mary University of London, where she is currently working as a researcher. During her time in science, she devoted a lot of time to volunteering in the social sector and to political activism. She recently gained the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism. Stefania has worked for local newspapers and has a passion for politics and climate and social justice. See all Stefania’s work here.

Zoe Dowsett

WRITER IN RESIDENCE
September 2021 to present

Zoe is an East London resident who enjoys discovering and writing about local charities, businesses and restaurants. She has worked in various fundraising, digital content and press roles within the charity sector for over six years. She has written for local newspapers and magazines and is particularly interested in writing about local cafes and bars, mental health and wellbeing, local activism and cinema. See all Zoe’s work here.

Want to work with us? As a social enterprise, we have an entirely educational editorial floor providing a mixture of training and work to people starting their careers in journalism, including opportunities exclusively for local young people. Read more about Social Streets C.I.C opportunities here, including internships, academic placements, citizen journalism and our Digital Editor Trainee and Leadership programmes.

Previous staff, interns and writers

Evie Breese, Editorial Assistant

Evie graduated from City University with an MA in Journalism and joined in March 2021. She left in Ocober 2021 to become Digital Reporter at the Big Issue.

Anna Lamche, Intern

Anna graduated from UCL with a first in English Literature in 2020 and joined us as an intern from April to July 2021. She went on become a Reporter for the Islington Tribune.

Tom McGhie, Intern

Tom graduated from Goldsmiths with an MA in Journalism and joined us as an intern between January and March 2021. is now a Digital Reporter at Boat International Media. See all work by Tom McGhie.

Siva Thangarajah, Editorial Assistant

Siva graduated with a MA in International Journalism from City University in 2018. She joined us as Editorial Assistant in December 2019 and was promoted to Commissioning Editor. Siva left in December 2020 to become Digital Communications Officer at Imix. See all work by Siva Thangarajah.

Grace Boyle, Intern

Grace graduated from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2017, where she trained as an actor. She joined us as an intern for three months between September 2020 and November 2020 following a newly discovered passion for sharing stories in the written form. See all work by Grace Boyle.

Francesca Lister-Fell, Intern

Francesca graduated in English Literature from The University of Edinburgh in 2019 and joined us as an intern in 2020 from September to November, an extra long internship due to the pandemic. She went on to do an MA in Journaism at City Universinty in 2020. See all work by Francesca Lister-Fell.

Anna Lezard – INTERN

Anna graduated with an MA in New Media and Digital Culture and joined us an an intern in March 2018. She was promoted to Social Media Assistant and helped developed the website giving her taste for coding. She left in December 2019 is now a qualified website developer. See all work by Anna Lezard.

Fred O’Brien, Editorial Assistant

Fred joined us in 2018 as Editorial Assistant while completing his NCTJ in Multimedia Journalism. He worked for Roman Road LDN between November 2018 and November 2019. He is now a software engineer for The Guardian. See all work by Fred O-Brien.

Scarlet Hannington, Intern

Scarlet graduated with First Class Honours in 2018 and joined us as an intern from November to February in 2019 and is now pursuing a career as a freelance journalist. See all work by Scarlet Hannington .

Natasha Forrest, Intern

Natasha Forrest graduated in English Literature graduate from Queen Mary University of London 2018 and joined us as an intern in 2019 from January to March. She is now Editorial Assistant at The Cultural Me. See all work by Natasha Forrest.

Dominkina Kubinyova, Intern

Dominika Kubinyova graduated from City University in 2018 where she did her MA in Magazine Journalism. After her internship here between September 2018 and December 2018, she pursued her interest in fashion journalism and is now Copywriter for French Connection. See all work by Dominika Kubinyova

Megan Agnew, Intern

Megan was a graduate of City University where she did her MA in Magazine Journalism. After interning at Roman Road LDN from May 2018 to July 2018 she went on to the Sunday Times Magazine. See all work by Megan Agnew.