My primary motivation for becoming an academic is the opportunity to contribute to social change.


I’m a Senior Lecturer at Bournemouth University in the Faculty of Media and Communication in the Corporate Marketing Communications department, where I lecture in politics, media and communication. In previous roles, I have also lectured in journalism and new media at Salford University, where I completed my PhD in media and cultural studies; and  Birkbeck, University of London.

My primary motivation for becoming an academic is contributing to social change by embedding social justice and equality within my teaching and research. My educational practice is informed by a fusion of cultural democracy and social justice pedagogy, and the units I teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level are unashamedly taught from a critical race/gender standpoint.

My research interests are focused around political discourse, raced and gendered constructions and representations in media and popular culture, inclusion and liberation in educational practice and the dynamics of race, ethnicity and culture in higher education.

In addition to a full-time academic role, I am the Founder of Black British Academics, an established network of academics committed to tackling racial inequality in the higher education sector.

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Last updated: February 2018

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