Tutor, Journalism MA (Online)

I am a trainer, podcaster and filmmaker with over two decades of experience working for the BBC. During my time at the BBC I worked in local, national and international news.

I love training others and it's brought me to many locations including Belarus, Indonesia, Nigeria, Algeria, and Kosovo. I train in video and mobile phone journalism, TV and radio, podcast production, and social media platforms. The aim is to facilitate a free and fair media that audiences want to engage with. I offer all training via videoconferencing too.

As a communications consultant, I help people speak with confidence with their audiences and the media. This includes short films, podcasts, and interview training. I have trained UN country directors, health professionals, and wildlife experts.

Filmmaking and podcasting is also my thing. I started a company back in 2003 and have been making films and podcasts for a huge variety of clients. These include The Times and The Telegraph newspapers, charities, and corporate clients, like Deloitte, ScotRail, and The National Trust. I make features for Radio 4 and continue to work as a producer and newsreader for my local station, BBC Radio Cornwall.

During my eight years at BBC World News, I made award-winning documentaries about health from across the globe, including Papua New Guinea, Nepal, and Cambodia. I also produced and reported in the newsroom and at world events, such as elections in Afghanistan and G7 summits. As a video journalist I shot features in places like Morocco, Alaska, and Russia.

Contact details

Qualifications

Qualifications

Year Qualification Awarding body
1997 PGDip Broadcast Journalism Falmouth University
1994 BA(Hons) English and French Liverpool University

Teaching

Areas of teaching

  • Filmmaking practice
  • Journalism
  • Podcasting

Professional Engagement

Engagement with professional associations and societies

  • Overseas Development Institute: Landmark podcast series about adolescent refugees
  • University of Essex: Educational podcasts about varied areas of academic research