Sonia Sodha

Sonia Sodha

Sonia Sodha is chief leader writer and a columnist at the Observer. She is also a trustee of the philanthropic foundation the Trust for London, and was a school governor for eight years.

Sonia writes columns for The Observer and The Guardian on politics, economics and social affairs. She is also a sought-after media commentator: she appears regularly on the BBC, Sky News and ITN, and is a regular contributor to the BBC’s flagship politics shows including Question Time, Newsnight and the Today Programme.

Sonia has also made several critically-acclaimed documentaries for Radio 4, on a diverse range of subjects including Brexit, healthcare, immigration, the future of work, and the university system.

Before working in journalism, Sonia was a senior policy adviser to Ed Miliband. She has also worked in senior policy roles in the charity sector, including Head of Public Services at the consumer champion Which?, and Head of Policy and Strategy at the Dartington Social Research Unit. She has worked for two leading centre-left think tanks. She was Head of the Capabilities programme at Demos from 2008-2010, where she ran its programme of research on education, children, young people and families. Prior to that, Sonia was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research, where she led several research projects on children, education and social policy.