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A talented and versatile journalist, writer and editor, I produce pacey, witty, reportage; in-depth, thoughtful features; clear, incisive analysis; informed and entertaining reviews.
I have a depth of experience across a range of non-fiction media. I have written for:
From 1998-2006 I was commissioning editor on the Times Educational Supplement (TES) and contributing editor for Teacher magazine. I edited and wrote articles on science (large annual supplement), maths, visual arts, museums and performance as well as on school governors, and general features ranging from love letters to clocks. I wrote a column about the joys — or otherwise of parenting for years.
During 1990-1995 I edited The British Museum Magazine, for the Friends of the British Museum.
I am also the author of The Magic Exercise: Twelve Arts Education Projects – a study of 12 arts centres and education, published in 1989 by the National Association of Arts Centres. The book is available through amazon.co.uk and abebooks. I contributed to the book 1000 Books to Read Before You Grow Up available through amazon.
I am Associate Professor, Journalism at London Metropolitan University. Here is a moving tribute from one of my brilliant students.
I am also the Course leader of BA Journalism and BA Fashion Marketing and Journalism Metropolitan University, and have taught at Middlesex and Goldsmiths. The Journalism course at London Met is in the top five in the country for Student Satisfaction. In 2013, we opened a £100,000 newsroom in collaboration with the Guardian.
In more scholarly work, I contributed to Profession Robin Alexander’s primary review (primaryreview,org.uk). I spoke at the AJE conference 2011, the IICE conference 2014 , the HEA Salford conference 2014, the HEA Brighton conference 2016.