I am a former BBC radio producer with a specialism in arts and foreign affairs programmes. For over a decade I worked in the Radio Arts Unit, leading teams of producers on BBC Radio 4's daily arts programme Front Row and BBC Radio 3's Night Waves, as well as producing Open Book, Saturday Review and The Verb. Before joining Radio Arts I worked as a reporter and an analyst at the BBC World Service. I have also produced the award-winning series Crossing Continents, and made several documentaries for BBC 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.
I teach on the following courses: Radio Production BA Honours, Journalism BA Honours and MA Multimedia Journalism. Module leadership has encompassed a range of Journalism and Radio modules including International Journalism, Digital Storytelling, Digital Entrepreneurship, Final Audio Projects and Professional Practice & Employability. Other practice and theory modules on which I have taught: Final Journalism Projects, Arts & Entertainment Journalism, Multimedia Journalism Skills, Story Sound Image & Text, Media & Society, Diversity and the Media.
Research interests include: mid-twentieth century BBC literary-cultural radio, with particular reference to Muriel Spark, Doris Lessing, George Lamming, Stuart Hall, Louis MacNeice and E.M. Forster; radiogenic forms and their history, especially features; travel and transnationalism; post-war and post-empire British radio; BAME women and the UK radio and audio industries.