Dr Sophie Knowles is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Communication, and Programme Leader on the MSc Digital Journalism.
She has previously held research and teaching posts at: Murdoch University, Australia; City University, London; and the University of Cambridge.
She is author of Mediating Financial Crises: Watchdogs, Lapdogs or Canaries in the Coalmine? (Peter Lang 2020), co-editor of Media and Austerity (Routledge 2018) and Media and Inequality (Rotledge Forthcoming).
Learning & Teaching Interests
Sophie teaches a number of different modules, including:
Law and ethics in journalism
She focuses on bridging theory and practice and experiential learning is a core concept in her pedagogy.
She established the Journalism Conversation Series, which allow students to apply theory and encourages students to learn through practice and critical reflection. This Series has welcomed guests such as BBC's Laura Kuenssberg and Huw Edwards, Ch 4's Jon Snow, and Nobel Prize Laureate Joseph Stiglitz.