My Vitae

Education

MPhil/PhD Gender and New Media
School of Film, Media and Design
University of West London
2016- ONGOING

MA Gender Studies
School of Sociology and Social Policy
University of Leeds
2015-2016
AWAITING RESULTS

PgCert in Higher Education
School of Health and Education
Middlesex University
2014-2015
Associate Fellow of the Academy

BA Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
School of Media
Middlesex University
2010-2013
First Class Honours

Foundation Degree in Art & Design (Fine Art Strand)
School of Art
Bradford College
2009-2010
Merit Merit

Academic Posts

MPhil/PhD – Contractual Teaching
University of West London
2016- ONGOING

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Middlesex University
2013-2015

Creative Experience

Nov 2013 – July 2015
Administrator/Digital Media Assistance
FemGenSex Research Network

Assisting a team of academics, across three schools and across disciplines.
Helping to co-ordinate conferences (two local, two national) and an international symposium.
Lead on “Vocabularies of Active Female Desire” and “The Gendered Politics of Production: Girls and Women as Media Production”

Responsible for;

  • updating website,
  • digitising some old documentary footage,
  • editing copy
  • creating new logo animation
  • creative style guide.

 

Feb – March 2014
Designer
Gender and Language Special Interest Group (GALSIG) – British Association of Applied Linguitics

Freelance design work, working closely with committee members and secretary of GALSIG, a branch of BAAL.

  • Creating leaflet and poster designs for a one day symposium, the 7th BAAL Gender and Language Special Interest Group Event (GaLSig) “Gender, Language and the Media”.

 

Nov 2011 – Oct 2013
Online Communications Officer and Secretary
MDX LGBT Society

Helped to create and uphold a digital strategy and keep the members informed as the society communications officer and secretary.

  • Ensured MDX LGBT society had a cross-platform appeal from Twitter, Facebook, email and print.
  • That the LGBT society became more established as a community on campus.
  • Organised regular weekly meetings with the society, with the Student Union.
  • Collectively with my executive commitee organised four major on-campus events and three national prides.
  • Our biggest achievement was organising an entry into World Pride 2012.

 

Sept 2012 – Sept 2013
Secretary
MDX Film Club

Organised film screenings, discussion forums, social events with members.

  • Liaising with union staff for bookings.
  • Biggest achievement was successfully staging an extended “Lord of The Rings” trilogy event for the end of term.

 

May – Aug 2013
Executive Committee member
Red Minies Short Film Festival

Summer project organising a short film festival in conjunction with Middlesex University, Talkies Community Cinema and Palmers Green Festival.

Responsibilities included;

  • marketing,
  • organisation,
  • management
  • secretarial duties
  •  liaising with partners, contributors and judges.

 

Oct 2012 – July 2013

Editor, Manager & Creator
The Literary Gazette aka MDX Fest – ‘www.mdxfest.com’

Created an online newspaper relating to student-run festivals, Middlesex University and North London. This project changed

Responsible for: 

  • designed a preliminary site,
  • edited several articles,
  • pitched the site,
  • conducted presentations to staff and students.
  • Corresponded with contributors
  • Promoted the site.
  • I stayed on as executive editor from Oct 2013 – Oct 2015, in my role as Graduate Teaching Assistant

 

July – Nov 2012
Freelance Contributing Journalist
Square’s Circle- ‘www.squarescircle.com’

Online website dedicated to niche news items related to Games, Comics, Movies and Animation, as well as more miscellaneous pieces. 

  • During my short spell on this online website;
  • I submitted 8 pieces; 5 of which were in-keeping with the tone of the website.
  • I felt motivated to achieve and adapt particularly due to working in an all-male department.

 

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