Meet the Netmums Content team

Last modified on Thursday 15 September 2022

Get to know the authors behind the Netmums bylines.

Jennifer Howze, Editorial Director

Jennifer is an award-winning journalist, digital entrepreneur and avid advocate for parents and women.

Prior to her role at Netmums, Jennifer worked at or contributed to a number of leading publications including The Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and , among others.

As well as shaping Netmums content and strategy, Jennifer appears frequently on TV and radio, including Sky TV, Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, BBC’s Breakfast and BBC regional radio.

Charlotte Thomas, Deputy Editor

With more than 15 years' experience as a health and lifestyle journalist.

She has written for leading titles including the Sunday Mirror , Women’s Health , Shortlist and Junior . She also works with major brands, creating content and editorial strategy for Mamas & Papas, H. Samuel, The FA, The Body Coach and more.

Alongside running an award-winning fitness blog, she has led blogging workshops for teenage girls in conjunction with the Youth Sports Trust and Virgin Sport.

Juliet Blank, Associate Editor

Juliet has worked for some of the UK’s top women’s lifestyle titles – from ELLE to celebrity weekly Closer .

She’s held senior roles at Now and Boots Health & Beauty magazines and freelanced for national publications including Top Santé , Healthy and The Sun’s Fabulous magazine .

With a passion for health journalism and quality content, Juliet oversees content creation on Netmums alongside her job-share, Associate Editor Louisa Sherlock .Juliet is a frequent contributor to national radio on various parenting topics, from baby sleep to GCSEs.

Polly Logan-Banks, Head of SEO Content

Polly has more than seven years’ experience writing and editing pregnancy and parenting content, including health content that meets the rigorous NHS Information Standard guidelines. Her mission is to give all parents the information they need to have a happy and healthy family life. She honed her expertise during her previous role as Content Editor at BabyCentre UK.

Prior to joining the pregnancy and parenting sector, she wrote for a range of commercial brands, including Cadbury , Veet and Clearasil .

Simantha Mahmud, Lead Video Editor

Simantha joined Netmums from her own successful lifestyle site, LondonCityGirl . Since joining the team, her viral video strategy has taken the Netmums Facebook and Insta following to over 1.4million, and the combined Netmums video output under Sim’s direction now generates more than 10 million video views per month.

Zoe Craig, Associate Editor Local

Zoe started her career in parenting journalism, working at Mother & Baby magazine.

She moved into writing about arts and culture for and , including covering the London 2021 Olympic Games. She has contributed to a number of national websites and publications including Stylist, , Escape magazine, Ocado magazine, Top Sante and TNT magazine.

Our freelance writers

Netmums’ trusted freelance contributors are a vital part of our wider content team

Katy Salter

Katy is an experienced and professional food and travel journalist, copywriter, content producer and web/print editor. She writes about food for The Guardian , The Telegraph , The Times , and most of the UK’s major food magazines. She also works with leading food and travel brands on branded content. Her first cookbook, Dairy-Free Delicious, was published by Quadrille in the UK and Countryman Press in the U.S.

Louisa Sherlock

A former Grazia magazine Features Director, now freelance journalist, Louisa specialises in women’s issues, fertility, parenting, health, social trends and world news.

Louisa has over 20 years' experience working in print and online. She's written for publications and websites including the BBC, The Telegraph and Cosmopolitan and also creates content for brands including John Lewis.