I worked previously as an associate lecturer in journalism at MMU and have experience teaching at other higher education institutions. Prior to joining MMU I taught media law at News Associates in Manchester as part of the fast-track NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.
I have also worked for many years as a tutor for an online journalism college accredited to the NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists).
I have extensive experiences as a freelance journalist, principally as a writer and sub-editor for HOPE not hate, working on its bi-monthly magazine and producing copy for its series of national newspapers.
I spent more than 20 years in regional newspapers, principally with the MEN Media group in Manchester, starting off as a reporter and working my way up to editor of two weekly titles.
During my time with MEN Media, the papers I edited won several awards, including Best Front Page, Best Use of a Community Website, and twice runner-up in BNFL Weekly Paper of the Year