I am strongly motivated by a desire to inspire and motivate students and work very hard to promote interaction and engagement.


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 a firm advocate and practitioner of pedagogies of social justice, committed to inclusive teaching practice and I design teaching that promotes social change.

Undergraduate Teaching

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

Current  Undergraduate Teaching (2017-18)

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

Past Teaching (2014-2017)

  • 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)

Postgraduate Teaching (2017-18)

  • EdD Tutor (Centre for Excellence in Media Practice)
  • EdD Supervisor

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

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


2017/18 SUBU  (Student Union Bournemouth University) ‘You’re Brilliant’ Award

2016/17 SUBU (Student Union Bournemouth University) ‘You’re Brilliant’ Award


  • PhD in Media & Cultural Studies
  • PG Cert in Teaching in Higher Education
  • BA honours degree in Journalism Studies (2:1)

Professional Recognition

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (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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