Course design, validation and leadership experience; Academic Training & PhD/MA supervisions; Consultancies; Examining, Validation, Accreditation  and QAA functions

Course Design & Validation experience
  • 2009: board member for BA (Hons) English subject review, Lincoln University
  • 2009: validation of MA in Community Radio, Lincoln University
  • 2008: I/C of accreditation of 3 masters courses in LSJ, Lincoln
  • 2008: i/c QAA preparation, Lincoln Uni. for all masters courses, LSJ, Lincoln
  • 2007-8: design & in charge of validation of MA in Sports Journalism and of MA in Science & Environmental Journalism, Lincoln University, also i/c of re-validation of MA Journalism
  • 2006: design and validation of new MA in Public Relations, Lincoln, jointly with Business School.
  • 2001-5: sole college representative from LCC on University of the Arts, London Research Ethics Committee
  • 2002-3: Original design and validation of contextual studies 3 year module for BA Journalism and Journalism foundation degree (2 year course), LCC.
  • 2000-1: Original author and validation of dissertations, research methods, and broadcast modules for new MA Journalism, LCC, responsible for course design for half of degree.
  • 2000: originator of student radio programme at LCC, 'Back Hill Radio' as HND course module
  • 1999: original design and validation of introduction to broadcast module for MA, BA and HND journalism
  • Original design, writing and publication of 30 hour distance learning course for Open College, aimed at women returning to work. This course became the OC's best seller
Course Leadership 
  • 2005-present: Lincoln University, in charge of post graduate admissions, Lincoln School of Journalism; module leader MA & BA elective 'Comparative Media History'.
  • 2005-7: Lincoln University, Course Leader, MA in Journalism
  • 2004: Course Director new F.d. A Journalism two year foundation degree, Jan. intake
  • 2003- 5: Course Director MA Journalism, LCC
  • 2001-3: Module Leader MA Journalism for dissertations and ethics modules,  LCC.
Academic Training & PhD/MA supervisions
  • 2008: Training on raising research funding, John Wakeford, Great Missenden
  • 2008: Training on research team leadership, Leadership Foundation for HE
  • 2008: Training as external examiner for PhDs, (John Wakeford, Great Missenden)
  • 2005 to present:  Lincoln University, director of studies for 4 PhD students (in fields of French & British history of political cartoons, literary journalism and 1920s Swedish social history, community radio and UK newspaper history.) One PhD submission is due Jan.2010; first supervisor for c. 25 MA dissertations.
  • 2002-5: University of the Arts, London, 2 PhD supervisions (gender and documentary; television history), c.50 MA dissertation supervisions (15-20,000 words each)
  • 1999-2000: Training as Supervisor of Research Students, London Institute, John Wakeford, for University of the Arts, London
  • 2000-2002:  Course Director MA in Documentary Research , LCC Dept. of  Film and TV,   also delivering on this 2 year p.t. course modules on : project development, identification of markets and marketing of ideas, documentary writing, research methods, broadcast ethics and supervision/assessment of 9 month long student 'self initiated' projects.
  • 1999-2005: i/c journalism theory, BA Journalism LCC - half of the course, entitled ' History, Politics and Ideas'(HPI) .
  • 1999-2005: i/c broadcast modules for BA, MA and HND Journalism, LCC

International External Consultancies

  • 2009: BEA (Broadcast Educational Association), USA: judge for student documentary awards, documentary division
  • 2007 to present: member editorial board of Indian scholarly journal International Journal of Communication
  • 2007 to present: AJE Association of Journalism Educators, Lincoln University representative
  • 2008: i/c of establishing exchange link (staff and student, plus student study trips) between SUNY Fredonia, USA and Lincoln University
  • 2007: co-organiser with Prof. Maire Cross (President ASCMF) of symposium on representation of women in French media, held in Newcastle.
  • 2006: EU funded (Bologna Agreement) /BBC World Service - professional development for lecturers from Uni. of Kiev, Ukraine -how to develop and design a media history curriculum.
  • 2006: Channel 4 - expert historical adviser for documentary on early life of Queen Mother and the role of media in Abdication Crisis
  • 2005: EU funded (Bologna Agreement) /BBC World Service - professional development for lecturers from Uni. of Sophia, Bulgaria's oldest Journalism School. Curriculum design and teaching of media and journalism history
  • 2004: BBC World Service - expert talk on international history of press conferences, 'Postmark' Africa radio series             
  • 1995: EU (Media Programme EAVE) expert adviser for European practitioners on multi media independent production, Gotland, Sweden
External Examining, External validations, Accreditations and QAA functions
  • 2009: PhD external Viva examiner, Cardiff University Dept. of Journalism
  • 2009: PhD external Viva examiner, University of Glamorgan, Communication, Cultural & Media Studies
  • 2009: external consultant, validation of BAs in English & Theatre Studies and English & Journalism, University of Central Lancashire
  • 2009 to present: external examiner, BA in Journalism, University of Chester
  • 2008 to present: external examiner for 5 masters courses in Journalism, Nottingham Trent University
  • 2006 to present: external examiner, BA in Journalism and Languages (French) , Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
  • 2002: external advisor for new validation of BA (Hons) directing (practice and performance based ), Central St. Martin's, the Drama Centre, University of the Arts, London