Areas of Expertise

  • Political Communications
  • Election coverage
  • Economic, Business and Financial journalism
  • News coverage of poverty, wealth and inequality
  • Research methods specialist
  • Freelance feature writing


  1. & Reporting Elections: Rethinking the Logic of Campaign Coverage. Cambridge, UK: Polity.
  2. & Newspapers, Impartiality and Television News. Journalism Studies 19(2), 162-181.
  3. & Talking up a storm? Using language to activate adherents and demobilize detractors of European Commission policy frames. Journal of European Public Policy 24(7), 931-950.
  4. Biting the hand: Using the relationship between ITV and Barclays to examine political economy. Journalism Studies, 1-23.
  5. & From quantitative precision to qualitative judgements: Professional perspectives about the impartiality of television news during the 2015 UK General Election. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 146488491668590

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  • MS-309 Online Journalism

    This module offers a comprehensive guide to the practices, techniques and skills used in the research, development and production of journalism in an online environment. It aims to increase both students¿ employability and their self-employability by showing them how to take advantage of entrepreneurial opportunities offered by online journalism.

  • MS-M10 Dissertation

    An innovative practice-based alternative to a Masters dissertation. Students are encouraged to develop projects across more than one area of media practice and to do so with dual supervision that embraces both theory and practice. Work produced should be at a professional level, accompanied by a reflective essay and presentation exploring the contextual, theoretical and practical issues raised by the project.

  • MS-M11 MA Project and Dissertation Preparation

    This core module comprehensively prepares students for their Master¿s project or dissertation, which is an integral part of the requirements for the degree. It incorporates several key themes and issues across the communications, media practice and PR industries. It is a challenging, and stimulating module ¿ both for professional practitioners and those new to communications and media practice. The module encourages students to unite theory and practice in productive ways. It introduces students to a number of important research and project management methods essential for undertaking a successful project or dissertation.

  • MSJM14 Dissertation

    This module allows students to develop their knowledge and critical understanding of journalism through a sustained piece of independent academic study on a subject of their choice within the field. The dissertation enables students to engage in in-depth research on a topic of their choice subject to the approval of the Department.


  • Soft power and media publicity--- a qualitative analysis of media representation and reception of ‘China’s Dream’ (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Yan Wu

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Academic Integrity Officer - Department of Media and Communications

    2018 - Present

  • Programme Director – MA Mundus Erasmus - Department of Media and Communications

    2018 - Present