Iain Overton is an investigative journalist and filmmaker, Executive Director of the London-based charity Action on Armed Violence and regularly writes for the Guardian. Prior to joining AOAV, Iain worked as a journalist for the BBC, ITN, and Al Jazeera, and worked with The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, and The Sunday Times. For his journalism, Iain has been awarded two Amnesty Media Awards, a Peabody, a BAFTA Scotland, a One World Award, a Prix Circom, and three RTS nominations. He is also a lecturer in human rights investigations at Birkbeck and Edinburgh Napier Universities.
GUN BABY GUN: A BLOODY JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD OF THE GUN, was published by Canongate in January 2016 and was shortlisted for CWA Non-Fiction Dagger.