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I have worked in technology and business journalism for over 15 years and have written for the Independent, Sunday Express, New Statesman, New Media Age and Web Designer magazine among many other print and online publications. I have has also appeared as a pundit on the BBC News Channel, Sky News, ITN and numerous radio outlets and was previously lecturer in journalism at Southampton Solent University.

Teaching

I lecture in journalism and run modules focusing on digital publishing and web theory. I have guest lectured on MA Web Science at the University of Southampton and have been an external examiner at University for the Creative Arts (UCA Farnham) and Leeds Beckett on their journalism courses. I have also had advisory roles at London Met and London College of Fashion (LCF). Modules Taught at Westminster: Multimedia Journalism Skills News and Feature Writing Web Production Advanced Online Media.

Research

Research interests include the usage of technology in journalism, particularly in relation to user-generated content. An expert in Joomla! and WordPress (content management systems), e-commerce and the dot-com boom of 1999-2000.

Professional bodies

Fellow - Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Elected - Committee member of the AJE UK (Association for Journalism Education)

Member - MeCCSA - Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association

Books

Hill, Lashmar (2013) Online Journalism: The Essential Guide, Sage

Consultancy

Media training for London PR agencies.