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.
I teach theory and practice on the following courses: Radio Production BA Honours, Journalism BA Honours (which I course lead) and MA Multimedia Journalism. Module leadership and teaching has encompassed a range of modules including International Journalism, Digital Storytelling, Digital Entrepreneurship, 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 interests include: post-war and post-empire BBC Radio; radiogenic forms and their history, especially features; 'race', voice and sound in British cultural history.
For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.