Education as the practice of freedom is not just about liberatory knowledge, it’s about a liberatory practice in the classroom. Bell hooks


Dr Gabriel is deeply committed to social justice and equity and believes higher education has an important role to play in creating more just societies. She has been teaching in higher education for more than a decade, which includes journalism, new media, politics, PR and marketing communications. Her greatest achievement in education practice is development of the 3D Pedagogy Framework to Decolonise, Democratise & Diversify the higher education curriculum.

Current  Undergraduate Teaching (2019-20)

  • Contemporary Debates in Marketing Communications (L4)

Past Undergraduate Teaching 

  • Media Inequality L6 (Module Leader)
  • Political Sociology L4 (Module Leader)
  • Political Journalism L6
  • Social Communication L6
  • Digital Communication Strategies L5
  • New Political Communication L5
  • Public Opinion & Persuasion L4
  • Contemporary Media & Popular Culture L4
  • Undergraduate Dissertation Supervisor L6

Modules Created

  • Media Inequality L6 – Developed through her 3D Pedagogy Framework
  • Political Sociology L4 – Developed through her 3D Pedagogy Framework

Postgraduate Research Supervision 

  • EdD Supervisor (Centre for Excellence in Media Practice)

External Leadership Roles

  • Chair of Ravensbourne UCA’s Strategic Review of Equality and Inclusion 2016/17


2018/19 Winner of the Staff Member of the Year Award in the SUBU BME Awards

2018/19 Winner of the Academic Excellence Award in the Dorset Ethnic Minority Awards

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

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

Student Feedback



  • 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 Academic 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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