Lesley Albon

Senior Lecturer in Media Studies

Lesley is a graduate of Manchester University, having studied Media, Business and Communication, and has completed postgraduate study in Media and Cultural Studies at that same institution. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Overview

Lesley worked part-time on Media programmes immediately following graduation, at Warrington Collegiate Institute. She then went on to work for the National Centre for Social Research and was involved in major national projects such as: British Social Attitudes, British Crime Survey, Millennium Babies, amongst others.

She has worked fulltime for the department for fourteen years and during that time has taught on several undergraduate programmes, at one stage she was Programme Leader for BA Hons Television, BA Hons Radio and BA Combined Hons Media Studies, for which she is still Programme Leader. She has experience of teaching on different programmes within the department – Media Studies, Journalism, Television and is the Dissertation Module Leader. In this role she oversees the smooth running of the dissertation and has also supervised a diverse range of dissertations from every programme within the Department of Media – Advertising, Commercial Music Production, Television, Radio, Journalism, Sport Journalism, Film Studies, Digital Photography and, of course, Media Studies.

Lesley also contributes to the Department’s postgraduate provision teaching on academic modules in Television Production. She was commended by one External Examiner for this Masters programme for giving the most articulate feedback and clarification to students on the difference between undergraduate and post graduate work that he has seen from any institution, including his own.

Her areas of interest are wide ranging, but the most notable areas that she teaches are around factual content – print or broadcast; notions of ‘dumbing down’ or ‘wising up’; how the media operates at various levels – economically, culturally and politically; and the various groups and individuals who use the media to influence individuals and society.

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