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.
|1997||PGDip Broadcast Journalism||Falmouth University|
|1994||BA(Hons) English and French||Liverpool University|
Areas of teaching
- Filmmaking practice
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