Professor Brock was Head of Journalism at City University London in 2009-14 and is currently a member of two research groups.
He began his reporting career at the Yorkshire Evening Press and The Observer, joining The Times in 1981. After starting at The Times as a feature writer, he became a features editor and, in 1984, op-ed page editor.
He was foreign editor, Brussels bureau chief, European Editor, Managing Editor, Saturday Editor and most recently International Editor in a 28-year career at the newspaper.
He is a board member of the World Editors Forum and the International Press Institute (IPI) and chair of the British committee of the IPI. He broadcasts and lectures frequently and reviews for the Times Literary Supplement.
His latest book is Out of Print: Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age.