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About me

I am a former BBC radio producer with a specialism in arts and foreign affairs programmes. During my time at the BBC I led teams of producers on Radio 4's daily arts programme Front Row and Radio 3's Night Waves, as well as producing Open Book, Saturday Review and The Verb. I also worked as a reporter and an analyst at the BBC World Service, produced the award-winning series Crossing Continents, and made several documentaries for Radios 3 and 4 ranging across literature, culture and current affairs subjects. My educational qualifications include a BA (Hons) in English (York) and an MA in Comparative Literature (SOAS); I'm now undertaking a PhD (Sussex) exploring the BBC radio works of mid-twentieth century writers. I am a Trustee of the Charles Parker Archive. 

Teaching

I teach on the following courses: Radio Production BA Honours, Journalism BA Honours and MA Multimedia Journalism. Module leadership has encompassed a range of modules including International Journalism, Digital Storytelling and Digital Entrepreneurship. Other practice and theory modules on which I have taught: Arts & Entertainment Journalism, Story Sound Image & Text, Media & Society, Media & Globalisation, Diversity and the Media. I am the Academic Exchange Coordinator, the Equality Diversity & Inclusion Lead and the Director of Employability for the School of Media & Communication.

Research

Research interests include: post-war and post-empire BBC Radio; radiogenic forms and their history, especially features; 'race', voice and sound in British cultural history.