Academic staff

  • Programme Leader Jackie has extensive experience as a staff journalist on regional publications, and has also freelanced for national newspapers and lifestyle magazines.

    Jackie Newton

    Programme Leader Jackie has extensive experience as a staff journalist on regional publications, and has also freelanced for national newspapers and lifestyle magazines.

  • Hazel is a news broadcaster with more than 30 years' experience in regional and national television, print and radio, having worked as a TV journalist and presenter at ITV Granada for 11 years.

    Hazel Barrett

    Hazel is a news broadcaster with more than 30 years’ experience in regional and national television, print and radio, having worked as a TV journalist and presenter at ITV Granada for 11 years.

  • Rachel has worked for local media and the national press, including the Mirror, News of the World and Manchester Evening News.

    Rachel Broady

    Rachel has worked for local media and the national press, including the Mirror, News of the World and Manchester Evening News.

  • Professor Chris Frost, the former Head of Journalism, holds prestigious posts with the NUJ and the AJE, and has authored widely-recognised books on media ethics.

    Prof Chris Frost

    Professor Chris Frost, the former Head of Journalism, holds prestigious posts with the NUJ and the AJE, and has authored widely-recognised books on media ethics.

  • Sue has taught shorthand on a range of courses, including the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) exams and the undergraduate shorthand module degree at LJMU.

    Sue Green

    Sue has taught shorthand on a range of courses, including the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) exams and the undergraduate shorthand module degree at LJMU.

  • Steve joined the Journalism department in 2008, having spent most of his working life as a journalist with the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo, where he ran the websites of both titles.

    Steve Harrison

    Steve joined the Journalism department in 2008, having spent most of his working life as a journalist with the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo, where he ran the websites of both titles.

  • Kate has worked in newspapers, including the Liverpool Daily Post, where she was a sub-editor and columnist. She freelances as a journalist, and is a media consultant and media trainer.

    Kate Heathman

    Kate has worked in newspapers, including the Liverpool Daily Post, where she was a sub-editor and columnist. She freelances as a journalist, and is a media consultant and media trainer.

  • Guy has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, 20 of which he was employed as a staff journalist for The Independent, the Independent on Sunday and the BBC.

    Guy Hodgson

    Guy has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, 20 of which he was employed as a staff journalist for The Independent, the Independent on Sunday and the BBC.

  • Glyn worked for the BBC at the Radio Times and produced music programmes for Radio 3. He has freelanced for the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph and several public relations companies.

    Glyn Môn Hughes

    Glyn worked for the BBC at the Radio Times and produced music programmes for Radio 3. He has freelanced for the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph and several public relations companies.

  • Shirley is a journalist with 25 years’ experience in newspapers, radio and television.  For 18 years she was a Senior Correspondent at Sky News, covering some of the UK’s biggest news stories.

    Shirley Lewis

    Shirley is a journalist with 25 years’ experience in newspapers, radio and television. For 18 years she was a Senior Correspondent at Sky News, covering some of the UK’s biggest news stories.

  • Rex is a specialist in international relations and security affairs, working as a correspondent and editor for magazines and newspapers, and as a news commentator for the BBC World Service.

    Dr Rex Li

    Rex is a specialist in international relations and security affairs, working as a correspondent and editor for magazines and newspapers, and as a news commentator for the BBC World Service.

  • John began his journalism career in local newspapers before spending 11 years at the BBC. As a freelance, he has worked extensively for football's governing bodies, FIFA and UEFA.

    John Mathews

    John began his journalism career in local newspapers before spending 11 years at the BBC. As a freelance, he has worked extensively for football’s governing bodies, FIFA and UEFA.

  • Richard trained as a newspaper journalist before going onto a successful career in radio, holding senior editorial, management and presentation posts in both BBC and commercial stations.

    Richard Rudin

    Richard trained as a newspaper journalist before going onto a successful career in radio, holding senior editorial, management and presentation posts in both BBC and commercial stations.

  • Dave has been a journalist for nearly 30 years, having worked in local and national newspapers, magazines, public relations and digital media.

    Dave Toomer

    Dave has been a journalist for nearly 30 years, having worked in local and national newspapers, magazines, public relations and digital media.

  • Fran spent over a decade on national newspapers before joining JMU, most recently as assistant editor of i, having also worked for the Independent and The Times.

    Fran Yeoman

    Fran spent over a decade on national newspapers before joining JMU, most recently as assistant editor of i, having also worked for the Independent and The Times.