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.
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.