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Lisa Hardisty

Principal Lecturer/Teaching Fellow

Department: Social Sciences

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I graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 1995 with a BA (Hons) in Broadcast Journalism.  I began working for the BBC at Radio Cleveland based in Middlesbrough and spent the next two and half years  cutting my journalistic teeth – reporting, producing and reading bulletins. From there I moved to the BBC in Southampton to the television newsroom where I became a senior broadcast journalist for News 24 (now the BBC News Channel) and then as producer of ‘South Today’ – the South’s equivalent of ‘Look North’. A move to ITN in London followed before  producing the ’The Politics Show’ back at the BBC.  My last job was as a senior manager at BBC Radio Solent, responsible for station output and it’s staff. Newcastle is my home city, so I was thrilled to see a lecturing job come up at Northumbria.   Now I teach journalism whilst managing the media and languages programmes -  but I still like to keep my journalistic skills fresh.  Most recently I spent seven weeks in Brazil working for the Olympic Broadcasting Service to cover the Rio2016 Olympic Games.


  • Journalism BA (Hons) September 01 1992
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2008

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