|Name and Contact Details||Summary|
| Murray Dick
Role: Lecturer in Multi-Platform Journalism
Phone: 01895 265 502
Office: Gaskell Building 140
| Jacquie Hughes
Office: Gaskell Building 104
| Paul Lashmar
Role: Lecturer in Journalism, Course Convenor MA International Journalism
Phone: 01895 267634
Office: Gaskell Building 112
Paul Lashmar has been on the journalism staff at Brunel since 2009 and teaches a number of modules. He is currently undertaking a PhD on the links between the intelligence services and the media. Part of the research team in journalism and teaches on Brunel University's MA and BA journalism courses, Paul is writing a text book on multimedia journalism with Steve Hill of Solent University for publication by Sage in 2013.
Paul is a highly regarded investigative journalist and has worked in television, radio and print. He has been on the staff of The Observer, Granada Television’s World in Action current affairs series and The Independent. He has also produced a number of TV programmes for BBC’s Timewatch and Channel 4’s Dispatches series and is the author of three books and a chapter in ‘Investigative Journalism: Context & Theory’ (2008).
He covered the ‘War on Terror’ for the Independent on Sunday from 2001-2008.
He was awarded ‘Reporter of The Year’ in the 1986 UK Press Awards. Paul has written about terrorism, intelligence, organised crime, offshore crime, business fraud and the Cold War and has broken many major domestic and international stories. He is an adviser to the Centre for Investigative Journalism. His full CV can be found at www.paullashmar.com
|Dr David Machin
|David has published eight books and over sixty journal articles and book chapters mainly around topics relating to linguistic analysis of media and institutional texts and also around systematic analyses of both visual design and sound as communication. He is Co-Editor of the journal Social Semiotics and of the website SemiotiX.|
| Paul Moody
Role: Technical Operations Manager
Phone: 01895 267601
Office: Antonin Artaud 013
|Paul provides technical support to the Journalism subject area, specialising in video and audio production techniques. He delivers various technical workshops for the BA and MA Journalism courses, and helps students develop their practical work throughout the entire production process.|
|Professor Sarah Niblock
Role: Professor and Head of Journalism
Phone: 01895 267 273
Office: Gaskell Building 109
Sarah Niblock is a journalist and author whose scholarly research covers the intra/interdisciplinary discourses associated with journalism studies, media and cultural studies, visual culture and communication technologies. She began her journalism career on the Birkenhead News, where she studied for her NCTJ proficiency certificate before moving to the Liverpool Echo. While on Merseyside she covered stories that still resonate today including families affected by the Hillsborough disaster and the disappearance and murder of the toddler James Bulger. Sarah then combined lecturing with freelancing news for the national press and writing regular features for Cosmopolitan and Company magazines. Her Masters degree and PhD are in visual culture, the latter focussing on psychoanalytical theory and gender. Sarah continues to combine journalism with academic life, writing and commentating on media issues. In 2008, she was asked to write questions for the House of Lords Select Committee on Media Ownership based on her research on radio news values.
| Rachel Sharp
Office: Gaskell Building 104
Rachel Sharp is an experienced newspaper editor, and an accomplished journalist, in print, online, and video.
She began her journalistic career as a trainee reporter working for her local newspaper. After passing her senior qualifications Rachel became a chief reporter for a large newsroom in London, where she won an award as video journalist of the year, before being promoted to editor of three regional newspapers.
In 2006 she was appointed as group editor of seven weekly titles across north London.
She was responsible for being the first editor to take her newspapers 'web first' recognising the importance of breaking news online, and was the first editor across her company to implement a social media strategy.
Rachel has excellent contacts within the industry, and has received awards for community journalism, newspaper of the year, campaign of the year, and newspaper design.
Rachel also works for the NCTJ as a trainer and assessor for the senior examinations, and works with a panel at the NCTJ to agree accreditation for Universities and Colleges across the country.
She has also worked closely with the Journalism Diversity Fund, selecting deserving applicants for journalism training.