PhD Research: Presently, I am writing up my PhD thesis entitled: ‘Talking Heads: The use of virtual human presenters for the delivery of news content’. The subject matter explores human engagement with, and potential uses for artificially intelligent, computer-simulated, on-screen presenters. The work is multi-disciplinary and is supervised jointly by the Department of Journalism and the Department of Computer Science at City, University of London.

Listen to interview about PhD project.

During my present sabbatical, I created a module on Cross Media, which I taught to students of BA Corporate Communication at the Danish School of Media & Journalism. I am a guest lecturer at Copenhagen University, teaching media strategies to postgraduate students of Film and Media. In 2020, I earned an MA by Research in Film and Television from the University of Birmingham. My thesis, titled: ‘Old News, Young Views’, was on the use of digital and social media channels by news broadcasters to appeal to audiences aged 18-34. I also hold a BA Combined Honours in Politics and Sociology from the University of Liverpool.