Professor Kurt Barling BA, MSc, PhD joined Middlesex University in 2012. He has been a leading broadcaster for the BBC for 25 years having joined the Television service in 1989. He has covered stories all around the world and operated undercover and in war zones. He has made dozens of primetime documentaries and has won numerous industry awards for his journalism, film-making and writing. Before he embarked on a career in journalism in 1989 Kurt was a Lecturer in International Relations at the London School of Economics.