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Associate Dean, University of Westminster

Sarah Niblock is a journalist, broadcaster and author whose scholarly research includes journalism studies, media and cultural studies, visual culture and musicology. She is co-author (with Stan Hawkins) of 'Prince: The Making of a Pop Icon' (Ashgate) and numerous other books, chapters and articles. Sarah’s work embraces reflexivity and closing the theory/practice gap. She is a public speaker on popular culture, with appearances at the ICA, South Bank Centre, Latitude Festival and is a frequent contributor to broadcast and online journalism in the UK and internationally. She enjoys strong links with the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma, having reported on major stories such as Hillsborough. She has supervised doctorates to completion and assisted on others in the UK, Australia and Scandinavia. Sarah is on the editorial board of four international peer reviewed journals.

NCTJ-trained, Sarah began her career in local and regional newspapers and, while volunteering as a trainer on a project for disadvantaged youth in Liverpool, developed her passion for media education. She has since combined academic work with ongoing journalism practice. Her work has been published in Cosmopolitan, Company, The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph, MTV and other outlets.

Sarah has a PhD in psychoanalytical theory and visual culture. She has also subsequently trained in psychotherapy and coaching.


  • –present
    Associate Dean, University of Westminster