Writer, photographer, documentary film producer and researcher, her publications include books on Burma, Hong Kong and China. From 1992 to 1997 she worked with Jonathan Dimbleby and Francis Gerard on a BBC documentary project, The Last Governor, about Hong Kong in the period up to its transfer of sovereignty to China. She was coexecutive producer on her latest documentary Building China Modern which received wide acclaim. Her highly praised book The Forbidden City–The Great Within, was a companion book to a documentary of the same name. Her latest book on Burma will be published in the autumn.