I help students develop the cultural competencies necessary to access global opportunities within increasingly internationalised labour markets. 


I have been lecturing since 2008 and until 2014 taught journalism theory and practice and new media. At Bournemouth University (2014 onwards) I teach across a spectrum of degree programmes in politics, advertising, public relations and marketing communications.

I am strongly motivated by a desire to inspire and motivate students and work hard to promote interaction and engagement. My commitment to scholarship ensures my teaching is informed by research and reflects the latest developments.

I am a firm advocate, innovator and practitioner of pedagogies of social justice and cultural democracy. As such, I am deeply committed to inclusive teaching practices that create the conditions to enable students from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds to utilise their full potential to achieve lifelong success – and I design teaching that promotes social change. See my blog post This Is What Social Justice Pedagogy Looks Like.

Undergraduate Degrees Taught

  • BA Politics
  • BA Advertising
  • BA Marketing Communications
  • BA Public Relations

Current Teaching (2016-17)

  • Media Inequality L6 (Unit Leader)
  • Experiencing Politics L4 (Unit Leader)
  • Undergraduate Dissertation Supervisor L6

Past Teaching (2014-15, 2015-16)

  • Social Communication L6
  • Political Journalism L6
  • Digital Communication Strategies L5
  • New Political Communication L5
  • Public Opinion & Persuasion L4
  • Contemporary Media & Popular Culture L4

Units Created

  • Media Inequality L6 (Unit Leader)
  • Political Sociology L4 (Forthcoming 2018/19)

Internal Leadership Roles

  • TeachBU Mentor & Member of TeachBU Assessment Panel (HEA Awards)

External Leadership Roles

  • Chair of Ravensbourne UCA's Strategic Review of Equality and Inclusion 2016-17
  • Joint Lead (with Aisha Richards) on Curriclum Diversification and Inclusive Teaching Practice Programme at University of the Arts London via Black British Academics

Successful Funding Bids

Dec 2016 – Fair Access Grant to deliver a curriculum diversification and inclusive teaching practice programme in the Faculty of Media & Communication at Bournemouth University


  • PhD in Media & Cultural Studies
  • PG Cert in Teaching in Higher Education
  • BA honours degree in Journalism Studies

Professional Recognition

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2016)
  • Institute of Leadership Management Certificate in Leading Service Improvements (2016)

Teaching History:

2016-date Senior Lecturer in Politics, Media & Communication at Bournemouth University

2014-2016 Lecturer in Politics, Media & Communication at Bournemouth University

2013-2014  Lecturer in Journalism at London Metropolitan University

2010-2013 Lecturer in Journalism and New Media at University of Salford

2008-2010 Sessional Lecturer in Journalism at Birkbeck, University of London

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