Nina Robinson delivers Mobile and Multiplatform Journalism lectures to Masters and undergraduate students at Birmingham City University, home to the Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity. She campaigns for inclusion of journalists from less privileged backgrounds; she is a Punjabi Sikh and attended a comprehensive school in the West Midlands from where she gained a place at Oxford University to study PPE.
A winner of the prestigious Peabody Award for producing the BBC World Service documentary ‘Europe’s Migrant Crisis’ and receiving a Foreign Press Association prize presenting and producing ‘Chicago Dog Fighting’. Nina worked as a broadcaster and senior journalist for the BBC World Service documentaries unit for over ten years and travelled the world making programmes such as Strangers for Hire from Japan. Nina was also the BBC’s UK Affairs and Global Development Reporter and headed a citizen journalism hub for the News and Current Affairs Division. Prior to joining the World Service, Nina lived in Kingston, Jamaica as a foreign correspondent. She completed a Masters in Economics in 2018, is Vice Chair of Governors and is a digital media consultant advising on content and podcast strategy for clients including the Times of India group. She is setting up her own media company called Soundtruism.