Dr Gabriel’s teaching portfolio includes journalism, digital media, politics and corporate marketing communications. She has experience teaching at undergraduate and graduate level; experience as a doctoral supervisor, as an internal and external examiner (MRes & PhD) and she has participated in and chaired curriculum reviews.

Student Engagement  Leadership in Educational Equity

Inclusive Excellence


  • Leading institutional equity, diversity and inclusion strategies.
  • Participating in revalidation, curriculum reviews and development.
  • Promoting advocacy in educational equity via strategic communication 
  • Enhancing  student engagement, co-creation and collaboration.
  • Undertaking pedagogical research to  enhance education practice.
  • Developing inclusive teaching strategies.
  • Advancing educational equity through consultancy activities.


Academic Service Roles (internal)

  • Co-Chair, Race Equality Charter Self-Assessment Team (2018-19)
  • Deputy Chair, Race Equality Charter Self-Assessment Team (2016-18)
  • Member of the Equality & Diversity Steering Group (2014-2016)
  • Chair Undergraduate Ethics Committee (2017-18)
  • Social Sciences & Humanities Research Ethics Panel Member (2016-18)
  • Quality Assurance & Enhancement Group Member (2018-19)
  • Higher Education Academy Assessment Panel Member (2017-18)
  • Faculty of Media & Communication Board of Studies Member (2014-)

Academic Service Roles (external)

  • Chair, Ravensbourne University Review of Equality & Inclusion (2016-17)


  • PhD in Media & Cultural Studies
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education
  • BA honours degree in Journalism Studies

Professional Development

  • ILM Certificate in Leading Service Improvements
  • Certificate of Doctoral Supervision

Professional Recognition

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Career History:

  • 2016-date  Senior Lecturer, Bournemouth University
  • 2014-2016 Lecturer, Bournemouth University
  • 2013-date Founder and Director of Black British Academics
  • 2013-2014  Lecturer in Journalism, London Metropolitan University
  • 2010-2013 Lecturer in Journalism and New Media, University of Salford
  • 2008-2010 Sessional Lecturer in Journalism, Birkbeck, University of London