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Andy Bissell joined Bournemouth University as a Lecturer in News Journalism in September 2013 having spent 30 years as a newspaper journalist. During his journalism career, Andy was employed as a news reporter and feature writer before building and managing a number of large editorial teams.
Andy is a graduate of the University of Birmingham where he studied Economic and Social History. He is the author of two social history books which record memories of Southampton and London during the 1920s, 1930s and Blitz years.
His research interests include the newspaper industry in transition, media ethics, press regulation and student engagement with journalism.
Andy is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is studying for a Doctorate in Education at Bournemouth University.
Andy's current Ed D research is focused on constructing learning models to facilitate student engagement with journalism. His research embraces study of tacit knowledge acquisition, emergence of professional identity, motivation drivers and student-community interaction.
Profile of Teaching PG
- News and Online Level C and News and Online Level I
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- National Council for the Training of Journalists, The Press Association, Newsquest
- National Council for the Training of Journalists, Member,