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Professor in Media and Communication, Goldsmiths, University of London

International Media Law and Ethics, Dramaturgy of espionage and spy fiction, Propaganda and use of Information in War, All aspects of Radio and Journalism Practice and History, Practice and History of Radio Drama, and prose/scriptwriting for stage, film and television.


Professional training in Radio Journalism at the London College of Printing, Law at the University of London, Literature, Film & Television, History, Crime & Social Policy at the Open University, Postgraduate Research in Performance Studies at Roehampton University and researching audio drama and modernism, Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Grants & awards

More than 60 professional awards for drama, journalism and production: UK Sony, US International Radio Festivals, Prix Italia, and Writers Guild of Great Britain
Radio Reporter of the Year 1985
Campaign for Freedom of Information Award 1988
Grand Award for Entertainment 1994

Professional activities
Visiting Professor of Broadcast Journalism (Birmingham City University)
Chair of Professional Standards Board, CIoJ.

Membership of professional organisations & advisory groups

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Board of Distinguished Advisors to the International Radio Festival of New York
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Manufactures
Member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists and its Professional Practices Board
Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors
Member of the Institute of Communication Ethics
Member of the Orwell Society
Member of the Society of Authors
Member of the City of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society


  • 1991–present
    Reader and Professor , Goldsmiths, University of London and Birmingham City University


    London University and The Open University, LLB, BA Hum, BA Open, PG Cert Laws


  • 2013
    UK Media Law Pocketbook, Routledge
  • 2009
    Comparative Media Law & Ethics, Routledge


Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Manufactures (FRSA)