Lecturing, module leadership, and training for staff & students.


Staff & students: Professional training

Previous workshops include:

- ‘Social media law and ethics for SU officers’

- ‘Media law & ethics for student media’

- ‘Developing an online profile’ (academics)

- ‘Creating impact online for researchers’

- ‘Using the media’ for scientists & academics

- ‘Preparing for media interviews’ for PhD students

- Consultancy and feedback on draft social media policies for HEIs (staff and students)

Bespoke offerings start from £200 a session.

Contact: OnlineMediaLawUK@gmail.com for more.

Lecturing & Academic Teaching: 

  • VICTIMS: POLICY AND POLITICS Module Leader. Spring 2019: MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice (City UoL)

10 week lecture and seminar series exploring policy, practice and theory in relation to Victimology. Exploring issues such as the media construction of victims, measuring victimisation using crime statistics, digital victimisation, intimate victimisation etc. Marking the assessments (a 2,500 word policy briefing document focusing on one area of victimisation). Module evaluations from students: This lecturer/ tutor/ supervisor is good at explaining things and has helped me understand the module (Av.= 4.9/5) … This lecturer/ tutor/ supervisor has made the module interesting (Av. = 5/5)

  • SOCIAL MEDIA AND JOURNALISM: Associate Lecturer. Spring 2019: UG2 Journalism (UAL: LCC)

4 week lecture and seminar series exploring key sociological and media theories relating to social media and journalism. Week 1: Social media legal and ethical issues for journalists; Week 2: The Attention Economy - emotion and aesthetics online; Week 3: Freedom of expression and its limitations; Week 4: Citizenship, campaigning and collaboration: a new model for online journalism?.

  • MEDIA LAW, ETHICS & REGULATION: Module Leader. Autumn 2016+2017: UG2 & MA Journalism (Goldsmiths UoL)

10 week lecture and seminar series covering key issues of media law for professional journalists (Contempt, Defamation, Privacy and Copyright) as well as key regulatory issues. Also investigating issues such as ethics of covering trauma, global rights and risks for journalists abroad, freedom of expression, online and social media journalism, and media pluralism & diversity. Marking the assessments (5,000 words assessing the legal, regulatory and ethical issues within 5 fictional journalism ‘scenarios’).

  • MEDIA LAW FOR PR PROFESSIONALS: Guest Lecturer. Autumn 2016/17/18: UG PR Crisis Management (UAL: LCF)

This two-hour interactive lecture provides an overview of key issues such as contempt of court, defamation, privacy and copyright law, illustrated by case studies, as well as regulatory and ethical issues relevant to the PR industry.

  • MEDIA LAW FOR JOURNALISTS: Visiting Lecturer. Spring 2018+2019: UG2 Journalism (UAL: LCC)

Lecture series (four 1-hour sessions) providing an overview of the key pillars of media law and ethics for journalists: 1: Contempt of court, 2: Defamation (libel), 3: Privacy and Data Protection, and 4: Copyright and Intellectual Property. Interactive ‘scenario’ examples for discussion as part of the session.

  • PRACTICAL LAW FOR FILMMAKERS: Module Leader. Autumn 2017: MA Filmmaking (Goldsmiths, UoL)

Lecture and seminar series (five weeks) providing an overview of key areas of media law and ethics relevant to those working in the film industry, including copyright and intellectual property, libel, defamation, exploitation rights, location permissions, ethical issues, working with children and animals and business/tax matters for production companies. Marking the assessments (5,000 words assessing the legal, regulatory and ethical issues within 5 fictional filmmaking ‘scenarios’).

  • KEY ISSUES IN CRIMINOLOGY: Guest Lecturer. Spring 2016: UG2 Criminology (City UoL)

Title: 'Crime and Anxiety: Managing Youth Cyber Deviance’ (1 hour) This one hour lecture outlines the theoretical, methodological, ethical and practical issues surrounding the ‘management’ of cyber deviance among young people, including an overview of key statistics, existing literature and media constructions of the topic.

  • NEW MEDIA CHALLENGES: Seminar Leader. Spring 2016: UG2 - Sociology (City, UoL)

10 week module. Introduces the social consequences of the Internet and the convergence of the previously separate technologies of broadcasting, computing and communications to support what has been (variously) described as ‘the Information Age’, the ‘Network Society’ and/or ‘Cyber-cultures'. Marking the assessments (1,500 word academic essay on a key theory of their choice).

  • INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY: Seminar Leader. Autumn 2015 + 2016: UG2 - Criminology (City, UoL)

10 week module. Introduces students to the origins and development of criminology, to familiarize them with a range of criminological perspectives and sources of knowledge, and to enable them to debate emerging issues in crime and crime control. Marking the assessments (1,5000 word academic essay on a topic of their choice and grading a presentation in front on peers).