Katherine Blair

Katherine Blair

Associate Principal Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)113 2837 561
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Education/Academic qualification

  • Master of Arts, University of Leeds

    International Studies

  • Bachelor of Journalism, Carleton University

  • PGCertLTHE, University of Leeds

  • Master of Arts, University of Leeds

    Creative Writing

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy,


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

Other roles include:

Vice Chair 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.


Teaching and Administration

Teaching experience

2007-present    Associate Principal Lecturer 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 4 – Television Studio Production (Module Coordinator)

Level 4 – Television Studio for Journalists (Module Co-coordinator)

Level 5 – Television News for Journalists  (Module Coordinator)

Level 5 - Broadcast Journalism (Module Coordinator)

Level 6 – Broadcast TV News (Module Coordinator)

Level 6 - Advanced Broadcast Journalism (Module Coordinator)

Level 6 – Digital Media Portfolio 


 Major Administrative / Academic Roles and Responsibilities

Broadcast Journalism Programme Leader 2012-present

Admissions tutor for Broadcast Journalism 2012-present

External Examiner – 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