Meet our authors

Our authors come from a wide array of nations and professions. What do they all have in common? Drawing on their invaluable experience to inform and entertain. Discover new personalities among some familiar faces by browsing our roster.

Robin Aitken

Journalist

Robin Aitken was a BBC reporter for 25 years, latterly on The Today Programme. Since leaving the BBC he has published several books about the Corporation.

Niaz Alam

Journalist, Lawyer

Niaz Alam is London bureau chief of the Dhaka Tribune and a member of its editorial board.

Simon Albury

Broadcaster

Simon started his television career in 1969 and was a producer of current affairs and music programmes for BBC and ITV.

Tariq Ali

Filmmaker, author, screenwriter

Tariq Ali is a writer and filmmaker. 

Angela Antetomaso

Journalist, Broadcaster

Angela Antetomaso is a television anchor and host, public speaker and moderator. 

Dave Bailey

Economist

Dave Bailey is Professor of Industrial Strategy at the Aston Business School. 

James Ball

Journalist

James Ball is the global editor of The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, where he oversees the not-for-profit’s international reporting projects. He also works as a freelance writer and broadcaster, and is a weekly columnist for The New European

David Banks

Journalist

David Banks worked in journalism through the 1970s, and developed a friendship with Kelvin MacKenzie. By 1979, Banks was assistant chief sub-editor at the Daily Mirror, then went to work with MacKenzie at the New York Post. In 1981

Steve Barnett

Academic

Steven Barnett is Professor of Communications at the University of Westminster and an established writer, author and commentator, who specialises in communications policy and regulation.

Sarah Barnette

Academic

Sarah Barnette earned her M.Litt in Romantic and Victorian Studies at the University of St. Andrews in 2011 and completed her Ph.D in English Literature at the University of Oxford in 2017.

Rebecca Beavington

Broadcaster

Rebecca Beavington has just graduated from The Global Academy in Hayes. She has always wanted to go into the media industry and broadcasting in particular. 

Andrew Beck

Consultant

Andrew Beck has worked in Further and Higher education for over four decades. His research interests include communication and design education, cultural work, unpopular music and film,

Ian Benn

Businessman

Ian has held several technical, commercial and leadership roles in large technology companies including FIS Corp, Misys Plc, Unisys Corp, AST Computer and CA Inc and is Lead Advisor for Obsidian, 

Eben Black

Journalist, PR

Eben Black was a national newspaper journalist for the best part of 20 years, working in the Houses of Parliament. He worked, in order, for the Press Association, the National News Agency, The Sun, Today, the News of the World (before they invented phone hacking, Your Honour) and the Sunday Times. 

Deborah Bonetti

Journalist

Deborah Bonetti is Director of the Foreign Press Association (FPA) in London. She started working for an Italian radio station while studying for her first degree in English at UCL.

Mihir Bose

Journalist, Broadcaster

Mihir Bose, who was born in India but has lived in the UK for half a century, is an award-winning journalist and author. He writes and broadcasts on social and historical issues as well as sport for a range of outlets including the BBC, the Financial Times, Evening Standard and Irish Times.

Ailsa Boyd

Author, Academic

Dr Ailsa Boyd is an independent writer, lecturer and curator, based in Glasgow, researching 19th century art, design and literature.

John Bradley

Businessman

John Bradley is a retired executive in the information technology sector. Living in Hertfordshire for many years, he worked for companies such as HP and the Computer Sciences Corporation.

Tom Bradshaw

Academic

Tom Bradshawstudied philosophy at the University of Cambridge and now combines academic posts with a career as a freelance sports writer and broadcaster.

Bridget Brereton

Academic

Bridget Brereton is Professor Emerita of History at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad. She specialises in Caribbean social history, in the history of Trinidad and Tobago, in Caribbean historiography and in Women and Gender in the Caribbean.

David Brook

Academic, Businessman, Broadcaster

David Brook lectures in Business Strategy, Marketing and Digital Media at Oxford Business College and Oxford Media and Business School.

Matthew Brown

Businessman, Entrepreneur

Starting his professional career as a geophysicist and geodesist in marine seismic exploration, Matthew then spent many years in system and database design, development and implementation.

Catherine Brown

Academic

Catherine Brown BA (Cantab), MSc (Lond), MA (Lond), PhD (Cantab) studied English at Cambridge, then politics and comparative literature in London, before returning to Cambridge for her PhD as an English-Russian comparatist.

Graham Brownlow

Academic, Economist, Historian

Graham Brownlow is Senior Lecturer in Economics at Queen’s University Belfast, UK. He is co-editor of Irish Economic and Social History.

Diana Bruce

Educator

Diana Bruce graduated from the University of Lancaster in 1971 with an English degree and spent the following year in America where she worked as an admin assistant in the University of Colorado admissions office.

Leslie Budd

Economist

Leslie Budd is Reader in Social Enterprise in the Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise (PuLSE) at the Open University Business School.

Jessica Buxbaum

Journalist

Jessica Buxbaum is a freelance journalist currently pursuing a Master’s degree in International Journalism at City, University of London.

Dorothy Byrne

Broadcaster, Journalist

Dorothy Byrne is one of the longest-serving heads of commissioning in the television industry, whose news and current affairs programmes have won her numerous international Emmy

Vince Cable

Politician

The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable was Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade (2010-2015). He was Member of Parliament for Twickenham 1997-2015; … 

Stephen Carr

Journalist, Author

Stephen Carr has written for several publications over a 30-year career including, currently, Farmers Weekly and South East Farmer.

Antonio Castillo

Journalist, Academic

Dr Antonio Castillo is a Latin American journalist and academic. He is the current director of the Centre for Communication, Politics and Culture at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia

Fiona Chesterton

Broadcaster, Journalist

Fiona has had a long career in television commissioning, production and journalism at the BBC and Channel Four. She worked for many years in News and Current Affairs, where she was a senior Producer and Editor at the BBC,

Barnie Choudhury

Academic

Barnie Choudhury is a multi-award winning media professional and academic with expertise in community engagement, the criminal justice system, and diversity.

Ross Clark

Journalist, Author

Ross Clark is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The Spectator, The Times and other publications

Tim Coles

Academic, Journalist

Tim Coles is a postdoctoral researcher at Plymouth University’s Cognition Institute in the UK and has researched blindness and visual impairment for the Thomas Pocklington Trust. 

Jeremy Collins

Academic

Dr Jeremy Collins is a senior lecturer in Media Studies at London Met. He has taught modules in media and communications theory and history, communication ethics, promotional..

Phillip Collins

Journalist, Politician

Philip Collins is the former chief speechwriter for Prime Minister Tony Blair. He was then a columnist on The Times

Paul Connew

Journalist

Paul Connew is a media commentator/advisor, broadcaster, ex-editor of Sunday Mirror and deputy editor of the Daily Mirror, as well as a columnist

Alex Connock

Academic

Dr Alex Connock is Fellow in Management Practice (Marketing) at Oxford University’s Said Business School, and Lecturer in Management at St Hugh’s College, Oxford.

Paul Corrigan

Political adviser

Professor Paul Corrigan is currently adjunct professor of public health at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and of health policy at Imperial College London. For the first 12 years of his working life he taught at Warwick University and the Polytechnic of North London

Anna Courthout

Educator

Anna is a Belgian citizen resident in Cape Town. Starting out as a French and Spanish teacher in Belgium and Swaziland, she moved to Cuba to work for the Flemish Government as a project manager for educational projects.

Simon Cottle

Academic

Simon Cottle is Professor of Media and Communications at Cardiff University. Previously he was Inaugural Chair and Head of the Media and Communications Program at the University of Melbourne and he holds honorary positions at various universities in other countries. He is currently Director of a new Research Group at Cardiff:

David Cotton

Businessman, Musician

David Cotton has worked in training and development for 25 years, working in four continents and 40 countries. His clients span major organisations in both the private and public sectors, and include the European Commission, European Parliament, United Nations

Justin Cox

Businessman

Justin Cox is Director, Global Production, at LMC Automotive. In this role he provides the functional lead and global oversight of the company’s automotive production forecast activity.

Richard Cribb

Businessman

With over 30 years’ experience in Finance, IT and Commercial & Supplier Relationship Management, Richard has accumulated a vast amount of expertise in developing partnerships

Edmund Curran

Journalist

Edmund Curran was Deputy Editor of the Belfast Telegraph from 1974 until 1988 and Editor from 1992 until 2005 during the transition from conflict to peace in Northern Ireland,

David Dabydeen

Academic, Author, Diplomat

David Dabydeen was born in British Guiana. He read English at Cambridge and has been an academic at the University of Warwick for over 30 years. 

Iain Dale

Broadcaster

Iain Dale presents the Evening Show on LBC Radio and is a contributor to various BBC news and political programmes.

Matthew D’ancona

Author, Journalist

A former fellow of All Souls College Oxford, Matthew D’ancona is one of the UK’s most prominent political columnists, an experienced and successful editor, and a regular broadcaster on the BBC’s Today programme.

Paul Davies

Businessman

Before being a published writer and then a publisher, I gained a PhD in the novels of George Eliot – an ideal preparation for life in business as is no doubt obvious  

Phil Davies

Programmer

Phil has worked in IT for over thirty years, just over half of which has been as a project manager.

Tristan de Bourbon-Parme

Journalist

Tristan de Bourbon-Parme moved to London in December 2009. He is the foreign correspondent in the UK and Republic of Ireland for the national dailies La Libre Belgique (Belgium), La Tribune de Genève and 24 Heures (Switzerland), La Croix and L’Opinion (France).

Alex DeGroote

Businessman

Alex DeGroote is a former highly rated sell-side media and internet sector analyst. He worked in equity capital markets for European investment banks such as Credit Agricole, Panmure Gordon and Peel Hunt between 1997-2018.

Narissa Deokarran

Author, Activist

She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Guyana… and has lived in Lusignan, a little village on the East Coast her entire life.

Farrukh Dhondy

Playwright, Activist, Author, Screenwriter

Farrukh Dhondy is an Indian-born British writer, playwright, screenwriter and left-wing activist of Parsi descent who resides in the United Kingdom.

Michael Diamond

Academic, Businessman

Michael Diamond is the Academic Director of the Integrated Marketing and Communications department at NYU’s School of Professional Studies, where he is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Programs in Business. 

Mary Dobbs

Academic, Lawyer

Dr Mary Dobbs (m.dobbs@qub.ac.uk) is a lecturer in Environmental Law in Queen’s University Belfast. She holds a PhD in environmental law from University College Dublin.

Alison Dolan

Broadcaster

Alison Dolan was the chief strategy officer for News UK from 2016 to May 2020. Her primary responsibilities involved working to secure the integration of the Wireless Group, acquired by News UK in 2016

Walter Ellis

Journalist, Author

Walter Ellis was born in Belfast in 1948. After a severely dislocated education, he became a journalist, working for the Irish Times in Belfast, Dublin and Brussels. Subsequently, after spending three years in Germany for the Observer,

David Elstein

Broadcaster

After graduating with a double first in History from Cambridge, David Elstein joined the BBC as a General Trainee in 1964. In 1968 he moved to ITV, working on “This Week” and “The World At War” at Thames TV and “Weekend World” at LWT. He edited “This Week” from 1974-78, and was Executive Producer,

Tim Emmett

Author, Educator, Businessman

Tim is a specialist in the design and implementation of big-ticket projects in the education, learning and skills sectors. As well as being a creator of new education markets, he is an educator himself and an author.

Bill Emmott

Journalist, Economist

Bill Emmott is a writer best known for his 13 years as Editor of The Economist (1993-2006), a publication he joined in 1980 and served in London, Brussels and Tokyo. He is currently chair of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, of the Japan Society of the UK,

George Eustice MP

Politician

George Eustice grew up on a fruit farm in Cornwall, where his family still farms, and was a public relations executive before being elected in as a Conservative MP for Cambourne and Redruth in 2010.

Fergus Ewing

Politician

Fergus Ewing is SNP MSP for Inverness and Nairn, a seat he has held since 1999. During his time as an MSP he has sat on various committees,

Tom Felle

Academic

Tom Felle is a former career journalist and foreign correspondent. He worked for a decade as a reporter covering politics and as a regional correspondent at The Irish Independent (Dublin); as Bureau Chief of the Leb News Agency (Beirut); and as Deputy Editor of The Irish Echo (Sydney).

Alex Fenton

Academic, Businessman

Dr. Alex Fenton is a Doctor of Digital Business at The University of Salford Business School. His research is focused on how innovative digital transformation and technologies can improve business processes and impact…

John Ferguson

Journalist, Economist

John Ferguson has been Political Editor at The Sunday Mail in Scotland since 2018. Prior to this, he was a member of the Daily Record’s award-winning news team for over a decade.

Charlotte Fiehn

Academic

Charlotte Fiehn is a PhD student at the University of Texas-Austin, specialising in nineteenth and early twentieth century British and American literature, particularly the writings of George Eliot and Virginia Woolf. She…

Scott Field

PR

Scott Field is Director of Marketing and Communications, British Olympic Association

Gordon Fletcher

Businessman, Academic

Gordon Fletcher is Director of Business 4.0 in Salford Business School. He has recently published with colleagues and industry associates Strategic Digital Transformation: a results-driven approach and the 2nd…

Neil Fowler

Academic

Neil Fowler has been in journalism since graduation, starting life as trainee reporter on the Leicester Mercury. He went on to edit four regional dailies, including The Journal in the north east of England and The Western Mail in… 

Chris Frost

Academic

Chris Frost is emeritus professor of Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University, having previously worked as a reporter and newspaper editor. He has been Chair of the Association for Journalism Education,

Constance Fulmer

Academic

Academic Constance M. Fulmer is Professor of Victorian Literature and holds the Blanche E. Seaver Chair in English Literature at Seaver College, Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Routledge has recently published her George…

Ameena Gafoor

Author

Ameena Gafoor is Editor of The Arts Journal, author of Aftermath of Empire: The Novels of Roy A. K. Heath (UWI Press, 2017) and recipient of two national awards (Guyana) for work in the arts and culture of Guyana and the Caribbean….

Liz Gerrard

Journalist

Liz Gerard worked in newspapers for more than 40 years, 30 of them at The Times, where she had a number of roles, including night editor. In 2013 she started the blog and website sub-scribe.co.uk and is now a freelance writer, commentator and speaker on print journalism

Marcus Gibson

Entrepreneur, Businessman, Author

Author In 2004 Marcus Gibson started Gibson Index Ltd, a company that has created a unique and comprehensive index of 70,000 high growth small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK and he is probably the UK’s…

Sally Gibson

Lawyer

Sally Gibson a qualified barrister, is a highly regarded international energy lawyer with more than 38 years’ experience of the oil and gas sector. During her early career Sally worked for a number of international oil companies…

Michael Gilson

Journalist

Michael Gilson is a former newspaper editor of, among others, the Belfast Telegraph, The Scotsman, and The News, Portsmouth. He now works in communications.

Robin Gorna

Activist

Robin Gorna is a global feminist who has led international and local campaigns and organisations since 1986, including SheDecides, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) at WHO, and the International AIDS…

Colin Grant

Author

Colin Grant’s books include Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey and Bageye at the Wheel, short-listed for the PEN/Ackerley prize 2013. His next book, England Fever: Voices off Caribbean Migration to…

Viviane Gravey

Academic

Viviane Gravey is a lecturer in European Politics at Queen’s University Belfast. She holds a PhD in environmental politics from the University of East Anglia, an MSc in Politics and Government of the EU from the London School of…

Roy Greenslade

Academic

Roy Greenslade is a freelance journalist and former professor of journalism, specialising in media commentary. After stints writing for the Daily Star and The Sun, Greenslade became editor of the Daily Mirror in 1990. From 1992 to 2005 Greenslade served as media commentator for The Guardian,

Nigel Greenwood

Businessman

Nigel has over 30 years experience in designing and delivering great customer service for all sizes and types of business – covering sales, marketing, product design, channel development, administration and retention….

Graham Gudgin

Academic, Economist

Graham Gudgin is Honorary Research Associate at the Centre For Business Research (CBR) in the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge and Chief Economic Advisor at Policy Exchange in London. He was formerly…

Ian Haig

Theatrical Producer, Businessman

an Haiggraduated with a masters in Creative Business for Entrepreneurs and Executives at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in February 2020. His creative background is in the theatrical world, as…

Stuart Haining

Entrepreneur, Businessman

Stuart Haining ACIB MCIM always gives highly practical advice in business based on his experience as an entrepreneur, innovator and strategist, having run a digital marketing agency that has successfully…

Richard Halleron

Journalist, Chemist

Richard Halleron is an agricultural chemist by background. He is a past chairman of the Northern Ireland Institute of Agricultural Science and has also served as chairman of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists in…

Tom Harrington

Businessman

Tom Harrington is a senior analyst at Enders Analysis, the UK’s leading TMT research company. He is regularly quoted in major publications and interviewed on radio and television. He has degrees from Sydney and Cambridge….

Pegram Harrison

Academic, Businessman

Pegram Harrison teaches at Oxford University, at the Saïd Business School and Brasenose College. After studying literature at Yale, he was a choral scholar at Clare College Cambridge in the early 1990s, and…

Tim Hartley

Journalist, Author, Broadcaster

Tim Hartley is a journalist and author. He has worked for the BBC as a reporter and editor, was Head of News at the Welsh Government and Director of Corporate Affairs at S4C. He was chair of the Royal…

Colin Harvey

Academic, Lawyer

Lawyer Colin Harvey is Professor of Human Rights Law in the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, a Fellow of the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, and an Associate Fellow of the…

Katy Hayward

Academic

Katy Hayward is a Reader in Sociology at Queen’s University Belfast and a Senior Fellow of the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe initiative, working full-time on the topic of Brexit and Northern Ireland and the Irish border….

Bill Heine

Disc Jockey, Broadcaster

Bill Heine was for many years a stalwart of BBC Radio Oxford where his controversial style and his incisive wit were his hallmark. He has also been a columnist fot he “Oxford Mail” – and when he was diagnosed with…

Akiko Higuchi

Academic

Akiko Higuchi graduated from Tsuda College, 1958 and was awarded the Sarah de Ford Prize. She gained her MA in 1960 when she graduated from Gakushuin University. In 1973-75 she became a part-time teacher at Gakushuin Girls’ Junior…

Victor Hill

Economist

Victor is a British financial economist, consultant, trainer and writer, with extensive experience in commercial and investment banking and fund management. Victor is best known these days as a weekly contributor to the Master…

John Howson

Academic, Politician

Professor John Howson is the Liberal Democrats’ spokesperson for Education on the Oxfordshire City Council. He is also Chair of TeachVac, a leading job board for teachers.

Ian Hucker

Businessman

Ian Hucker has over 34 years experience working in the Utility sector where he has managed major business change and IT Transformation programmes utilising a wide range of market leading technologies and delivery processes. He has…

Janice Hughes

Businesswoman

Janice Hughes is currently a founder director of a new gigabit fibre network company, Graphite Strategy. She was MD of the Economists Advisory Group, managing an eminent group of academics including Sir Bryan Carsberg,

Jacquie Hughes

Broadcaster

Jacquie Hughes was Ofcom Director of Content Policy, with responsibility for BBC performance, from 2016-2020. Previously she had been a BBC/ITV producer and a university lecturer.

Claire Hungate

Broadcaster

Claire Hungate is an internationally recognised expert in the media space; her experience spans the financing, production, distribution and commercialisation of audio-visual content across multiple distribution platforms. She…

Tonje Iversen

Journalist, Broadcaster

Tonje Iversen is a journalist from Northern Norway based in London. She mainly contributes to TV 2, Norway’s biggest commercial broadcaster, providing live analysis pieces, comments and reports on current affairs,…

Kerensa Jennings

Businesswoman, Producer, Academic

Kerensa Jennings is BT Group Director of Digital Impact. She leads a large portfolio of social impact programmes and initiatives. Previously she was CEO of the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA),…

David Cay Johnston

Journalist

David is an investigative journalist specialising in economics and tax issues. He has reported for such publications as the Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The New York Times. In 2001, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting

Sue Joseph

Journalist, Academic

A journalist for more than forty years, working in Australia and the UK, Sue Joseph (PhD) began working as an academic, teaching print journalism at the University of Technology Sydney in 1997. As a Senior Lecturer, she… 

Peter Jukes

Journalist

Peter Jukes is the founder and executive editor of Byline Times. He is a playwright and literary critic and is the author of Beyond Contempt: The Inside story of the Phone Hacking Trial (Canbury Press, 2014).

Richard Lance Keeble

Academic, Journalist

Richard Lance Keeble is Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln and Visiting Professor at Liverpool Hope University. He is the author and editor of 38 books on a wide range of topics: peace…

Claire Kennedy

PPL

Claire Kennedy is co-founder and manager of PPL, a social enterprise created in 2007. She has over two decades of experience working with the NHS, local government, and voluntary and community sector organisations, including on the development of integrated health and social services.

Regina Kerschbaumer

Yoga teacher

Regina Kerschbaumer Yoga teacher Regina attended her first yoga class in 1999 and was astonished by the intensity of the workout. She was a mother of two toddlers at the time and in need of physical exercise as well as something to ground herself…

Shoshana Milgram Knapp

Academic

Shoshana Milgram Knapp teaches literature and film at Virginia Tech. Her publications on George Eliot include articles in Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Victorian Newsletter, and Slavic and East European Journal. She has…

Alan Lakey

Businessman, Journalist

Alan Lakey has led a varied career, trying various occupations until he joined the financial services industry in 1978. He has worked for four insurers before becoming an independent financial adviser in 1986 and has…

Renaud Lambiotte

Academic

Renaud Lambiotte holds a PhD in Physics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. He is currently Associate Professor of Networks and Nonlinear Systems at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford, and is a tutor in Applied Mathematics at Somerville College.

Rod Liddle

Journalist

Rod Liddle currently serves as associate editor for The Spectator, having previously been editor for BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Liddle began his career at the South Wales Echo, later joining the BBC via a short stint as speechwriter

John Lister

Journalist

John Lister has been a campaigner for the NHS and a health journalist for over 36 years. He has a PhD in global health policy, and has contributed to several book about the NHS, as well as writing and editing a major book on health journalism

Hanna Liubakova

Journalist, Broadcaster

Hanna is a broadcast journalist and researcher from Belarus. She started her career at the only independent Belarusian TV channel Belsat, where she worked as a correspondent from London, Prague, Vilnius, Warsaw…

Marcos Lopes

Entrepreneur

Marcos is an entrepreneur specialising in IT and in his early professional career realised that technology is a commodity whereas the true added-value is to be found in understanding the customer, helping each business to find…

Catherine Lough

Journalist

Catherine Lough is a freelance journalist studying for the MA in International Journalism at City, University of London. She previously worked as a secondary English teacher in inner-city London and Barcelona. She has an MA in…

Maiqi Ma

Businesswoman

Maiqi Ma, Businesswoman.  Originally from a remote historical Chinese town, Maiqi grew up up in an era that saw China undergoing a rapid transformation – from the poverty of the Post-Cultural Revolution period, to 1978’s reforms and opening up; from a…

Donal MacIntyre

Journalist, Broadcaster

Donal MacIntyre is an Irish investigative journalist and in the Bite-Sized Public Affairs book, “Investigative Journalism Today: Speaking Truth to Power”, he demonstrates the importance of the Channel 4/”Observer”…

John Mair

Journalist, Broadcaster

John Mair is one of the most prolific editors of books on modern journalism in Britain today. This publication is his 24th ‘hackademic’ text; he is currently putting together the 25th – on ‘Anti-Social Media’. The books…

Colin Mann

Broadcaster

Colin Mann has more than 40 years’ experience in the media and communications industries. His early career was with BT in a range of commercial and regulatory roles, in particular with the cable and satellite TV unit, long before…

Roddy Matthews

Musician, Academic

Roddy Matthews has spent over forty years in the music business, during which he has been a writer, arranger, guitarist, producer, engineer and label manager. His songs have been used in films and TV, and he has played..

Róisín McAuley

Broadcaster, Novelist

Róisín McAuley began her career as a newsreader for BBC N.I. She reported for The Examiner and The Times, then for BBC radio and television documentary programmes Spotlight Newsnight, File on 4, Brass Tacks,…

Steven McCabe

Academic

Dr. Steven McCabe is Associate Professor in the Institute of Design and Economic Acceleration (IDEA) and Senior Fellow in the Centre for Brexit Studies (CBS) at Birmingham City University when he has been based as an academic and…

Victoria McCollum

Academic, Broadcaster

Dr Victoria McCollum is an award-wining lecturer in Cinematic Arts at Ulster University, Northern Ireland, and has previously held positions at BBC, ITV, MTV and HBO. She has published several cutting-edge books..

Kathleen McCormack

Academic

Kathleen McCormack is Professor Emerita, Department of English, Florida International University. Her books include George Eliot and Intoxication: Dangerous Drugs for the Condition of England (2000, 2001), George Eliot’s…

Brenda McKay

Academic

Brenda McKay grew up in Swaziland and South Africa. Her undergraduate degree was secured at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Subsequently she emigrated to the United Kingdom, where she earned an M.A….

Kirk Meighoo

Academic, Author, Politician

Dr. Kirk Meighoo is a political analyst, media commentator, author and former Independent Senator in Trinidad and Tobago, also involved in several private sector initiatives. He has been ranked in the Top 0.5%…

Elena Mihajloska

Businesswoman

Elena is a strong believer that we learn best through communication and experiences. Fascinated by how technology has evolved and empowered the communication process, her area of interest and research has become virtual…

Nick Miller

Journalist

Nick Miller has been the Europe correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based in London, since 2013.

Dave Miller

Artist

Dave Miller is a designer, artist, and lecturer who makes political and satirical works through combinations of comics, graphic novels, interactive and non-linear storytelling. He has taught courses in both Design and Interactive Media at London South Bank University,

John Mills

Economist, Entrepreneur, Politician

John Mills is an entrepreneur and economist who has long been involved with political matters. He was Chair of Labour Leave during the 2016 referendum campaign and he is founder of the think tank Labour…

Patrick Minford

Economist, Academic

Patrick Minford is a macro-economist who holds the chair of Applied Economics at Cardiff University where he directs the Julian Hodge Institute of Applied Macroeconomics. Before academic life he was an economic…

Ben Moore

Academic

Ben Mooreis Assistant Professor of English Literature at the University of Amsterdam, where he teaches a range of BA and MA courses, including ‘George Eliot and the Realist Novel’. He has published widely on Victorian literature,…

Edgar Morgenroth

Academic, Economist

Edgar Morgenroth is full professor of economics at Dublin City University (DCU) Business School, an affiliate of the DCU Brexit Institute, a member of the UK Committee of the Institute of International and European…

Simon Morioka

PPL

Simon Morioka is co-founder and manager of PPL, a social enterprise created in 2007. She has over two decades of experience working with the NHS, local government, and

Robert Morley

Businessman

Following a B.Sc. in Physics at the University of London, Robert has over 30 years’ experience in the information technology industry including ten years in operations director roles with multinational IT service firms. He is a…

Alan Moses

Judge

Alan Moses served as a barrister, High Court Judge, and Lord Justice in the Court of Appeal before leaving to become the first Chairman of IPSO, the Press Regulator.

Angie Moxham

Businesswoman

Angie Moxham is one of the best known female PR gurus in the UK industry, having created three highly successful communications agencies. Since 2018 she has been founder and CEO of The Fourth Angel. She previously run two…

Bob Muscutt

Author

Bob Muscuttborn in Nuneaton, studied in Exeter and Leicester, UK, and has lived in Germany for over 40 years. Primarily a George Eliot enthusiast and researcher, his interests cover the long nineteenth century, and he has had articles…

Clive Myrie

Journalist, Broadcaster

Clive Myrie is a BBC News Presenter and Correspondent of thirty years standing. He is the 2021 RTS Television Journalist of the year and the 2021 RTS Network News Presenter of the year. Having joined the BBC in 1987 as a trainee local radio reporter,

Beverley Nielsen

Academic, Businesswoman, Politician

Beverley Nielsen has a background spanning academia, politics and business. As associate professor and director of the Institute for Design & Economic Acceleration, IDEA, at Birmingham City…

David Oakley

Businessman

David Oakley is EMEA Analyst at LMC Automotive. In this role he oversees Light Vehicle sales forecasting for the Middle East and Africa, as well as selected markets across Western and Eastern Europe. He holds a First-Class…

Liz O’Donnell

Politician

Liz O’Donnell is a former TD (Teachta Dála) of the Irish Parliament and was a minister at the Republic of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs from 1997-2002. Search for: Angela Antetomaso Niaz Alam Dave Bailey Rebecca…

Ben Parsons

Academic

Ben Parsons is a senior lecturer in journalism at the University of Brighton, where he teaches media law, news reporting, and public sphere theory. His research interests are in news production, public service journalism, and journalism education.

David Paton

Academic, Economist

Professor David Paton holds the Chair of Industrial Economics at Nottingham University Business School. He is co-editor of the International Journal of the Economics of Business and is a member of Economists for Free…

Fredrik Payedar

Author

Fredrik Payedar has a masters degree in business economics from the university of Gothenburg. He has however worked in various different fields since then, such as sales and manufacturing. His interest in writing started when he…

Margaret Peacock

Educator

After her English degree at Goldsmiths’ College, Margaret Peacock decided to teach and stayed on at Goldsmiths’ to take a PGCE course. Her first teaching job was at a small London C of E comprehensive in Lambeth, after which…

Julian Petley

Academic

Julian Petley is emeritus and honorary professor of journalism at Brunel University London. His most recent book is the second edition of Culture Wars: The Media and the British Left (Routledge 2019), co-written with James Curran and Ivor Gaber.

Carlos Ponce

Academic, Businessman

A retail professional with a long track-record in IT management and consultancy, Carlos developed his career both in customer-facing retail and retail IT consulting for brands such Mango, Wipro and Nielsen, holding…

Vicky Pryce

Economist

Professor Vicky Pryce is a Visiting Professor at Birmingham City University, a former Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service (GES), and on the board of the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR). Search for:…

Kenneth Ramchand

Academic, Author

Kenneth Ramchand is a graduate of Edinburgh University where he began his career as Lecturer in English. He served for ten years as an Independent Senator in the government of Trinidad and Tobago. He is Professor…

Mike Read

Broadcaster

Mike Read has been a broadcaster for more than 40 years, hosting various radio shows for the BBC as well as presenting television programmes such as Top of the Pops, Saturday Superstore and Pop Quiz. Search for: Angela Antetomaso…

Sir John Redwood

Politician

The Rt Hon Sir John Redwood is the Conservative MP for Wokingham, He was formerly Secretary of State for Wales in John Major’s Cabinet, and was twice an unsuccessful challenger for the leadership of the Conservative Party in..

Chris Reeve

Historian, Author

Christopher Reeve is a local historian and author, born in Bungay, Suffolk. He has published more than a dozen books on aspects of East Anglian life, including Paranormal Suffolk, Norwich – the Biography, and The Waveney…

John Rignall

Academic

John Rignall is Reader Emeritus in English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. His publications include Realist Fiction and the Strolling Spectator (1992), George Eliot, European…

Juliet Rix

Author, Journalist

Juliet Rix is an award-winning freelance journalist, editor, and broadcaster working for The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, and BBC Radio, among others. With a background in science and the arts, she writes on health, social issued,

Paul Robinson

Broadcaster

Paul Robinson is a former Managing Editor of BBC Radio 1, and Head of Strategy, BBC Radio and former Managing Director of commercial network Talk Radio. He was Senior Vice President of Disney Channel Worldwide and Head of…

Diva Rodriguez

Businesswoman

Diva Rodriguez is a digital storytelling specialist with over 10 years’ experience in digital marketing and content production, and a full member of BAFTA. She has been shortlisted at numerous awards including the Royal…

Angela Runciman

Academic

Angela E. Runciman is a PhD candidate and adjunct faculty member in the Department of Comparative Literature at Binghamton University (SUNY, USA), where she is preparing to defend her dissertation, “An (Un)historic Becoming:…

Marcus Ryder

Broadcaster

Marcus Ryder is an award-winning executive producer at Caixin Global, China’s leading financial publication. He is a visiting professor in media diversity at Birmingham City University and was a core member of the executive…

Eri Satoh

Academic

Eri Satoh earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from Kobe College in 2017 and she is now a part-time lecturer of English in the Department of English at Kobe College, Japan. Her research interests include British women’s fiction of the… 

Mari Seaword

Translator

Mari Seaword is a UK based Japanese translator. Her translations include The Ability to Write, the Ability to Think: Tsunesaburo Makiguchi’s Composition Teaching Method by Takao Ito, which is published in Makiguchi Tsunesaburo in…

Saibal Sen

Consultant

Saibal Sen was born in India where he did his schooling and undergraduate degree in Electronics Engineering. He then moved to England for his Masters in Information Systems from the London School of Economics. His first job was as…

Hongsong Shao

Academic

Hongsong Shao is senior lecturer at the Communications University of Zhejiang. He has previously translated such works as Noam Chomsky’s Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media. He conducted doctoral …

Don Sharp

Businessman

Don has worked in the computer industry for forty years, selling internationally, reluctantly managing sales people, and creating a successful career with all the rewards of exceeding his sales targets year on year. His approach…

David Shepherd

Businessman

David Shepherd is Senior Business Development Manager at the Drive Midlands Automotive Partnership, which is working with key leaders in the Midlands automotive industry to plan for the years ahead. It will be hosting…

Martin Shipton

Journalist

Martin Shipton is political editor-at-large of the Western Mail, having previously been its long-serving chief reporter, and is a former UK Reporter of the Year.

Philip Sime

Broadcaster, Journalist

Philip Sime is a producer on the Raw Politics programme at Euronews NBC. The programme is broadcast daily from the heart of the European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg and asks the critical questions that are…

Barry Simner

Actor, Playwright, Screenwriter

Barry Simner was born near Epsom in Surrey. After failing the Eleven Plus he was educated at the local secondary modern before gaining a place at Surbiton Grammar School. From there he went to The Central…

Maurice Smith

Filmmaker, Broadcaster, Journalist

Maurice Smith is a journalist, commentator, and documentary producer, based in Glasgow. He is the former Business Editor for BBC Scotland.

Raymond Snoddy

Journalist

Raymond Snoddy, OBE, is a journalist, presenter, and media commentator. He began his journalism career upon leaving university, eventually moving to the Times in 1971. From 1978 to 1997 he worked for the Financial Times, before returning …

Margaret Stetz

Academic, Author

Margaret D. Stetz is the Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women’s Studies and Professor of Humanities at the University of Delaware, USA. Previously, she had taught at the University of Virginia and Georgetown…

Caroline Stocks

Journalist

Caroline is an award-winning journalist and editor with over a decade of experience producing stories about food, farming and the environment for business-to-business, regional, national and international media organisations. She’s also…

Tessa Szyszkowitz

Journalist, Historian

Tessa Szyszkowitz is the UK correspondent of the Austrian news magazine profil. Formerly a Russia, Middle East and EU correspondent, she has lived in London since 2010. Her bilingual…

Peter Taylor

Journalist, Broadcaster

Peter Taylor has worked for the BBC for over 35 years and is one of its most respected and experienced journalists. He is best known for his extensive and consistent coverage of terrorism and political violence…

David Taylor

Historian, Author

David Taylor is an historian, writer and speaker. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He achieved his Masters, with a distinction, from Roehampton University, London. Later, after acquiring the important…

Cathy Tempelsman

Playwright, Academic, Author

In her writing, Cathy Tempelsman is drawn to hidden figures and events from history. Her first play, A Most Dangerous Woman, was inspired by the little-known life of Mary Ann Evans, the real George Eliot,…

Paul Temple

Farmer

Paul Temple farms 312 hectares in partnership on the East Yorkshire Wolds, producing cereals for seed, oilseed rape, vegetables and beef. The farm has taken part in the GM Field Scale Evaluation trials and is part of the highest tier…

Graeme Thompson

Academic, Broadcaster

Graeme Thompson is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for External Relations at the University of Sunderland. He joined the university in 2009 as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries. His portfolio at the university… 

Mark Thompson

Broadcaster

Mark Thompson is a media executive who is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ancestry.com. In 2000 he left the BBC to become Chief Executive of Channel 4, only to return in 2004 to serve as Director General until 2012…

Phil Tomlinson

Academic

Phil Tomlinson is currently professor at the University of Bath Business School. His research embraces an inter-disciplinary approach with a strong research interest in the interplay between economic governance (which includes regulation)

Ed Vaizey

Politician

Ed Vaizey was Minister for Culture from 2010-16. He was responsible for overseeing the review of the BBC Charter in 2015. Ed left Parliament in 2019 and now advises a range of clients in media and technology policy….

Richard Waghorn

Broadcaster

Richard Waghorn is Director of Operations, Technology and Transformation at Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) in the Republic of Ireland. He has 25 years’ experience of driving performance, efficiency and digital…

Victoria Walden

Academic

Victoria Walden is Senior Lecturer in the school of Media, Arts, and Humanities, at the University of Sussex. Before working in academia, she taught film and media studies in Further Education, and developed training and resources for media teachers…

Marc Webber

Academic, Journalist

Marc Webber is currently course leader of the BA(Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism degree at the University of Northampton. The course is recognised by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council. Marc’s career as a…

Peter Weil

Broadcaster

Peter Weil started work on children’s programmes almost six decades ago when he first played a dog on the BBC Home Service’s Children’s Hour and progressed to the role of Minoru a Japanese boy who was kidnapped. He then spent more…

Peter K. Wells

Political adviser

Peter K. Wells is a data policy and delivery expert. From 2015-19 he worked in the policy team at the Open Data Institute, working on data infrastructure, digital competition…

Katharine Williams

Academic

Katharine Williams recently graduated from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia where she double majored in English Literature and French. Her English honors thesis focused on the role of hands in…

Christopher Williams

Journalist

Christopher Williams is the Business Editor of the Telegraph. He has previously held a series of senior posts at the paper including Technology, Media, and Telecoms Editor since 2013.

Nigel Willmott

Journalist

Nigel Willmott is the former letters editor of the Guardian, and chair of the Stroud Green branch of the Labour Party.

Michael Wilson

Broadcaster, Businessman

Michael Wilson is an experienced chief executive, managing director, board member and editor-in-chief with more than 30 years’ business and leadership experience in the content creation, broadcasting, media,…

Brain Winston

Academic

Brian Winston is an Emmy award-winning journalist and academic, currently serving as the inaugural Lincoln Professor at the University of Lincoln. Prior to this he was director of the Centre for Journalism Studies at the University of Wales

Matthew Winston

Academic

Matthew Winston teaches in the school of Media, Communication, and Sociology at the University of Leicester. His research has examined the ‘Gonzo’ journalism of Hunter S. Thompson, and hybrid forms of literary journalism in general, the history of American journalism, …

Neil Winton

Journalist

Neil Winton is a Forbes contributor, writing about the global automotive industry. He worked for Reuters for more than 30 years with assignments including Brussels, New York and Toronto, and Science and Technology, European…

Christian Wolmar

Author, Broadcaster

Christian Wolmar is an award-winning author and broadcaster specialising in transport. He reached the short-list of potential Labour candidates for the 2016 London mayoral election. His many books, including a…

Sir Andrew Wood

Diplomat

Sir Andrew Wood was a member of the British Diplomatic Service between 1961 and 2000. Three periods in Moscow (as Ambassador 1995-2000) and two in Belgrade (as Ambassador 1985-1989) gave lessons in the fragility of federal…

Arthur Worrell

Soldier

Arthur Worrell was born in 1904, attended grammar school, was apprenticed as a printer and eventually became a Reader, proofing books and magazines including highly specialised scientific journals. At the outbreak of war in 1939…

Ya’acov Zayel

Journalist

Ya’acov Zalel is an experienced editor and reporter in automative history, technology, and motorsport. He has served as Editor at the Israeli AutoNews since 2000, has lectured on automotive history, design, and development, specialising in the Israeli natural gas sector.

Mark Brolin
Political analyst, economist, commentator

Mark Brolin is a British-Swedish political analyst, economist, commentator and author who has had the opportunity to work within both the public and private sectors. Well-known employers include…

William Ophuls
Academic

William Ophuls (Patrick Ophuls – nom de plume is William) served as a Foreign Service Officer in Washington, Abidjan, and Tokyo before receiving a PhD in political science from Yale University in 1973….

Yue He Parkinson
Author, Cook, FT columnist

Yue He Parkinson, a mother, wife, author, cook and Financial Times columnist. Yue writes in English about China, and in Chinese about the West, with the benefit of two mindsets combining Chinese and Western empathy and …