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Senior Lecturer, Journalism and Digital Communication, University of Central Lancashire

Dr Amy Binns, a former newspaper reporter, is the author of "Hidden Wyndham: Life, Love, Letters", the only biography of John Wyndham.

She teaches print and digital journalism. Her research is largely around finding practical solutions for difficult behaviour online, which involves working with a wide range of people including media industry professionals, and fellow academics. She also works in the field of feminist history.

Amy published an article on The Conversation in May 2017 about the effect of violent language after the leak of Facebook’s internal training manuals, entitled ‘Facebook’s moderation rules prove it’s OK with being a hostile place for women’.

Amy had a further article published on The Conversation in June 2017 about using machine-learning techniques to shed new light on election outcomes. The article is entitled ‘#weakandwobbly: how Twitter revealed the mood that led to a hung parliament.’.

In July 2017 Amy published a further article on The Conversation about the continuing abuse of journalists online, entitled ‘Online trolls mustn’t be allowed to intimidate journalists’.


  • –present
    Senior lecturer, journalism and digital communication, University of Central Lancashire


  • 2013 
    University of Central Lancashire, MA Journalism