Louis Goddard

I’m a journalist and programmer. I currently work as a data investigations advisor for the NGO Global Witness, where I help campaign teams with data-driven investigations and produce my own stories. My most recent major story looks at the collapse of the Bitcoin exchange BTC-e.

I finished a PhD in contemporary poetry at the University of Sussex in 2016 then worked as a data journalist at The Times for two and a half years. Before that I worked as a technology journalist and completed my undergraduate and masters degrees at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

At The Times I worked on more than a dozen front-page stories, including flagship investigations into cyber-crime, tax havens and government contracting. I’ve spoken about my work at conferences in the US, Germany, Sweden, Belgium and the UK, generally focussing on my research into dark net markets and child abuse forums. My main tool is the R programming language.

Email me at lgoddard@globalwitness.org or follow me on Twitter. Call me or contact me securely via Signal on +44 (0)7909 027117.