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Lecturer and Researcher in Journalism, Radio and Communication, University of Sheffield

I am a researcher and Lecturer in Journalism, Radio and Communication at the University of Sheffield, UK. My research focuses on the role and impact of radio in conflict-affected areas. I am the principal investigator on two large research projects: a large UKRI-funded project investigating perceptions and representations of women’s rights and empowerment by radio in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso; and an urgent Covid-19 response project funded by Elrha examining the use of radio and social media to address misinformation about the pandemic among internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Burkina Faso. Both projects build on current work by the FemmePowermentAfrique project, which I lead.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer, Journalism, Politics and Communication

Education

  • 2014 
    University of Manchester, PhD

Publications

  • 2017
    European Foreign Conflict Reporting A Comparative Analysis of Public News Providers, Routledge
  • 2015
    Comparative Representations of the Middle East: National Values and Russian State-aligned Media, Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe
  • 2015
    Comparing Russian, French and UK Television News: Portrayals of the Casualties of War, Russian Journal of Communication
  • 2014
    Comparative media: Vremya’s manipulation of foreign conflict reporting in Russia in the context of Western news providers, Slovo

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    Using radio and social media to address misinformation about COVID-19 amongst Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Burkina Faso.
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Elrha
  • 2019
    Radio and Women's Empowerment in the Sahel
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    UKRI GCRF ESRC
  • 2016
    British Academy Small Grant
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    British Academy