Dr Anne Harbin

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  • Qualifications:SFHEA, PhD, PGCE, MA BSC hons ILM L3
  • Position:Associate Director Media Production and Journalism
  • Department:College of Arts, Technology and Environment School of Arts
  • Telephone:+4411732 87261
  • Email:Anne.Harbin@uwe.ac.uk

About me

My academic roles are;

-MA Journalism (Programme Leader)

-MA Journalism (Audio Docs and Podcast) - (Programme Leader)

-MA Journalism (Specialist Features) - (Programme Leader)

- BA (Hons) Media Production

- PGCAPP-UWE Academic Professional programme

Associate Director Media Production and Journalism.
I am passionate about audio, podcast, radio and especially community radio. My work is primarily people-based, rooted in personal narratives, hidden histories and untold stories. Working across several knowledge exchange project to help underrepresented communities have a voice.
As a researcher I have been involved in project looking at improving assessment for students.
I am currently an External Examiner for Salford University BA Journalism Programme (2023-now)
I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy  who teaches Multi-media Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Audio Production.
I am a journalist with over 15 years' experience in the industry in both radio and online. I worked for many years across national and local Radio as BBC Journalist and Radio Producer and was also a reporter for the BBC Online team.  My expertise covers everything from radio outside broadcasts to topical phone-ins; magazine shows: live debates and documentaries and of course daily news reading shifts.
I specialise in shaping radio content and creative digital editing solutions and hav worked with several independent production companies advising on developing ideas to be pitched in commissioning rounds at Radio 4, 5Live, BBC World Service and BBC 1Xtra.
I am very hands on and have over 10 years' experience teaching radio at both HE and professional level mainly to early career journalists and producers. A former lecturer at Salford University and The Manchester College in Radio Production I have designed and developed the content across many courses ensuring industry focus.

Area of expertise

Research project

UWE's Awarding Gaps Community of Practice 2022-now

Podcaster and Contributor: developing a new podcast for the Community, with invaluable advice about extending the work of the Community into this new medium to engage staff within and beyond UWE to support the University's goal in reducing awarding gaps.

Knowledge Exchange Projects

Empathy Museum 2022

Collaborator: Bristol: City of Activism is a series of audio interviews with people taking action for causes they care about – from marrying trees to building comedy clubs. Each episode offers an invigorating glimpse into the many ways we can work to make things better for our communities.


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