Personal profile


Katherine is an Associate Profesor at the Leeds Trinity University's Centre for Journalism. She is also the Programme Leader for Broadcast Journalism and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Other roles include:

Hon. Secretary of the Royal Television Society (Yorkshire)

Former television producer/director, Yorkshire Television

Former television news reporter/writer/assistant producer/editor, Yorkshire Television

Former television news reporter/presenter/radio reporter/presenter, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


Research interests

  • Television News, transatlantic approach to television news, use of writing in television news, social media and pedagogy within Journalism education.
  • Television Journalism education
  • Experiential learning
  • Collaborative Online International Learning


Teaching and Administration

Teaching experience

2007-present    Senior Professional Practice Fellow,  Leeds Trinity University

2005-2007        Lecturer, York St John University

since 2005        Guest Lecturer Huddersfield University

1994-1996        Guest Lecturer, University of Leeds


Current Teaching responsibilities


Level 5 –  Radio & Online Newsdays  (Module Coordinator)

Level 5 - Online & Social Video (Module Coordinator)

Level 6 – TV & Social Media Newsdays (Module Coordinator)

Level 6 - TV & Social Media (Module Coordinator)

Level 7– News Skills

Level 7 - Live Production (Module Coordinator)


 Major Administrative / Academic Roles and Responsibilities

Broadcast Journalism Programme Leader 2012-present

Admissions tutor for Broadcast Journalism 2012-present

External Examiner –

Nottingham Trent University, Journalism 2021 - 2024

Journalism, Grimsby Institute 2006-2010

External Examiner -  TV & Video, Grimsby Institute 2006-2010

External Examiner – Photography, Grimsby Institute 2006-2008

External Curriculum Review Panel Member – University of Huddersfield, June 2006


Current Year at Leeds Trinity:

ULTA-2 Mentor 2009-2014

SSAC staff member  2010-2013

Mentor to new member of staff, 2008-2009

Module Coordinator, see above, since 2008

Member of group looking at revalidation of Journalism Programme, 2008-2009

Member of group developing new Journalism & Politics Programme, 2008-2009

Representing Media and Journalism Departments  on Open Days, since 2008

Progress Tutor, since 2008

Placement Tutor, since 2008


Previously at York St John University:

Module Coordinator, Level 2 Non-Fiction Research, Design & Planning, 2006-2007


Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, International Studies, University of Leeds

Award Date: 19 Dec 2023

Bachelor of Journalism, Carleton University

Award Date: 19 Apr 2023

PGCertLTHE, University of Leeds

Award Date: 20 Oct 2016

Master of Arts, Creative Writing , University of Leeds

Award Date: 20 Apr 2016

External positions

Guest Lecturer, University of Huddersfield

REF 2029 UOA

  • UOA34 - Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management


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