Ann Luce

Dr Ann Luce

  • 01202 962340
  • aluce at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Principal Academic
  • Weymouth House W333, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Dr. Ann Luce is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Communication. She is former Programme Leader of the BA in Communication and Media degree 2012-2015, and also teaches across the School of Journalism, English and Communication, specifically on the BA in Multi-Media Journalism.

Ann is a practicing journalist and academic. She is author of The Bridgend Suicides: Suicide and the Media, recently published by Palgrave MacMillan. Her most recent piece of journalism was the creation of a touch-doc focused on the award winning documentary, The Engineer by Mathew Charles and Juan Luis Passarelli. The app won The People's Choice Award at the 2013 New Media Writing Awards.

Ann worked for nearly 10 years in newspaper and magazine journalism in the United States. When she left journalism, she was the youngest Editorial Writer on a daily newspaper in the United States. She predominantly worked as a full-time investigative journalist and a short-stint as a Business reporter.

One of Ann's most notable pieces of journalism was investigating suicide rates in Florida, which eventually garnered support for the creation of the Office of Suicide Prevention and Drug Control in the State of Florida...

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Research

My research focuses on media representations of social issues. More recently, I have focused on how the media represents suicide and the kinds of discourses that emerge as a result of those representations. I have also looked at how the media represents childbirth and labour and how the discourses around suicide can be applied to those around birth. I am also now looking at marginalised voices, specifically those who are disabled. I have worked with Access Dorset on teaching disabled people how to become citizen journalists, teaching them basic reporting skills for both print and TV.

I am an active member of the World Journalism Education Congress, the International Association of Suicide Prevention and am Chair of the MeCCSA Disability Network.

Journal Articles

Books

Chapters

Conferences

  • Luce, A., Jackson, D. and Thorsen, E., 2016. ADTV and The Big Issue: Journalism Education for Marginalised People. In: World Journalism Education Congress 13-17 July 2016 Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Luce, A., 2016. Social Media and Mobile Journalism Syndicate. In: World Journalism Education Congress 13-17 July 2016 Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Thorsen, E., Jackson, D. and Luce, A., 2016. "The people must have their voices”: Empowering marginalised groups through citizen journalism’. In: International Association for Media and Communications Research World Congress 10-13 July 2014 Hyderabad, India.
  • Luce, A., 2016. 'Everyone has something that might take them up to that edge’: Discourses and Narratives of Suicide in Fox’s GLEE’. In: Annual MeCCSA Conference 8-10 January 2016 Canterbury Christ University.
  • Luce, A., 2016. Trauma Reporting and Suicide. In: World Journalism Education Congress 13-17 July 2016 Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Luce, A., van Teijlingen, E. and Hundley, V., 2016. Fear in Childbirth: Is the media responsible? In: Interdisciplinary Research Week 23 March 2015 Bournemouth University.
  • Luce, A., Thorsen, E. and Jackson, D., 2016. ADTV and The Big Issue: journalism education for marginalised people. In: Annual MeCCSA Conference 6-8 January 2016 Canterbury Christ Church University.
  • Jackson, D., Thorsen, E. and Luce, A., 2014. Citizen journalism for empowerment: Moving in from the margins? In: ECREA Annual Conference 12-15 November 2014 Lisbon.
  • Luce, A., Cash, M., Hundley, V., Cheyne, H., van Teijlingen, E. and Angell, C., 2014. Representations of Childbirth in the Media: Does it matter how childbirth is portrayed? In: MeCCSA conference 8-10 January 2014 Bournemouth University.
  • Thorsen, E., Jackson, D. and Luce, A., 2014. Empowering disabled and older people through citizen journalism. In: Annual MeCCSA Conference 8-10 January 2014 Bournemouth University.
  • Luce, A. and Charles, M., 2014. Disrupting narratives with ‘digital extras’: Cross-platform documentary production and non-linear storytelling in “The Engineer”. In: MeCCSA Conference 8-10 January 2014 Bournemouth University.
  • Hundley, V., Luce, A., Cash, M., Van Teijlingen, E., Angell, C. and Cheyne, H., 2013. Does it matter how childbirth is portrayed in the media? In: Gold Perinatal Care Online Conference 26 November 2013-17 January 2014 Online.
  • Cash, M., Luce, A., Hundley, V., van Teijlingen, E., Angell, C. and Cheyne, H., 2013. The Portrayal of Childbirth in the Mass Media. In: Reimagining Birth International Symposium 2-3 July 2013 University College Dublin.
  • Luce, A., 2013. Reporting Suicide. In: MeCCSA Conference 8-11 January 2013 Derry, Northern Ireland.
  • Luce, A., 2013. When Pranks Go Wrong: How did the British Media Report the suicide of Jacintha Saldanha? In: International Association of Suicide Prevention World Congress 24-27 September 2013 Oslo, Norway.
  • Scourfield, J., Jones, P., Gunnell, D., Platt, S., Huxley, P., Lloyd, K., Luce, A. and Dennis, M., 2012. An initial Investigation of the Apparent Suicide Cluster in Bridgend 2007-2008. In: British Association for the study and prevention of child abuse and neglect 17 April 2012 Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • Luce, A., 2011. Reporting Suicide: How Social Networking Helps the Eager Journalist. In: International Association of Suicide Prevention World Congress 13-17 September 2011 Beijing, China.
  • Luce, A., 2011. The Infantalisation and Stigmatisation of Suicide: Findings from the Bridgend Suicides. In: International Association of Suicide Prevention World Congress 13-17 September 2011 Beijing, China.
  • Luce, A., 2009. Reporting Bridgend. In: MeCCSA PGN Conference 8-9 July 2009 Bangor University, Wales.
  • Luce, A., 2008. Yea though I was through the Valle of Death: The Tale of Bridgend. In: European Symposium on Suicide Prevention 27-30 August 2008 Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Luce, A., 2007. The Press as Perpetrators of Childhood Bullying and Suicide. In: SOCSI PGN Conference 27 February 2007 Cardiff University, Wales.
  • Luce, A., 2007. Bullycide: The issue ignored by the press. In: MeCCSA PGN Conference 12 July 2007 University of the West of England.
  • Luce, A., 2007. Bullycide: A Pressing Issue. In: International Symposium on Suicidality and Suicide in the Media 27-29 September 2007 Vienna, Austria.

Reports

  • Luce, A. and International Association of Suicide Prevention, 2017. Preventing Suicide: A Resource for Media Professionals. Geneva: World Health Organisation.
  • Luce, A. and WJEC Syndicate Members, 2016. Social Media and Mobile Journalism Syndicate Report. World Journalism Education Congress.
  • Luce, A. and International Association of Suicide Prevention, 2016. Suicide Reporting Guidelines for Bloggers and Online Commentators. International Association of Suicide Prevention.
  • Luce, A., 2011. Media Analysis: Children’s Health Information Matters: Researching the practice of and requirements for age appropriate health information for children and young people,. NHS National Institute for Health Research.
  • Carter, C. and Luce, A., 2009. Gender Representations in Children's Television in the UK and Europe 2007-2009. Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation and IZI.
  • Luce, A. and International Association of Suicide Prevention, 2008. Preventing Suicide: A Resource for Media Professionals. World Health Organisation. Available from: http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide/resource_media.pdf.

Internet Publications

Films

Others

PhD Students

  • Nabaraj Mudwari (The role of Nepalese Media in Health promotion: A critical perspective on Nepalese Media Discourse)
  • Zahid Khan (The Impact of Social Media on the Political Behaviour of Pakistani Youth)
  • Rizwan Sarwar Sulehry (PhD, News Media and the Discourse of Justice: A Critical Analysis of the Representation of the Lawyers Movement in Pakistani Newspapers)
  • Matt Taylor (Religion and Spirituality in Social Work)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Journalism in Global Contexts 2012-2014
  • Digital Magazines 2012-2015

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Media and Trauma 2015-present
  • Media: Messages and Meanings 2013-2014
  • News Theory and Ethics 2012-present
  • Dissertations 2011-present
  • Writing for the Media 2012-2015
  • Features and Online 1 2011-present
  • Major Multi-Media Projects 2011-present
  • Communication Skills 2011-2015

Invited Lectures

  • Cafe Scientifique, Bournemouth
  • International Symposium on Suicidality and Suicide in the Media
  • International Association of Suicide Prevention
  • International Association of Suicide Prevention
  • University of North Florida
  • Interdisciplinary Research Week
  • World Journalism Education Congress
  • World Journalism Education Congress,

Grants

  • Journalism Students' Perspectives on Reporting Suicide (Hunter Institute for Mental Health, Australia, 01 Aug 2016). Awarded
  • Assessing the Media Representation Impact of Midwifery (Centre for Excellence in Learning, 01 Sep 2015). Awarded
  • How do midwives engage with social media? (Centre for Excellence in Learning, 01 Sep 2014). Awarded
  • Childbirth Literature Database (JRG, Bournemouth University, 01 Jan 2013). Awarded
  • Empowering disabled and older people through citizen journalism (Fusion Funding, Bournemouth University, 01 Jan 2013). Awarded
  • Bridgend Suicides Database (JRG, Bournemouth University, 01 Jan 2012). Awarded
  • The Bridgend Suicides: How the Story Unfolded (British Academy, 01 Jan 2011). Awarded
  • Reducing Suicide Rates in Wales (Welsh Assembly Government, 01 Jan 2010). Awarded

External Responsibilities

  • MeCCSA, Chair of MeCCSA Disability Network, http://www.meccsa.org.uk/
  • Bournemouth and Poole College, External Examiner
  • Coventry University, External Examiner
  • Suicidology Online, Contributing Book Editor (2012-)
  • Journalism Studies, Book Reviews Editor (2007-2013)
  • International Association of Suicide Prevention, Member of the Media Task Force (2008-), http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide/resource_media.pdf; Preventing Suicide: A Resource for Media Professionals
  • Welsh National Assembley, Consultant (2008-2013)
  • Government of Norway, Consultant (2013-)
  • University of Chester, External Examiner (2013-)

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Prof. Vanora Hundley, Dr. Ann Luce and Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen ran a debate for Cafe Scientifique, Bournemouth
  • BU Festival of Learning 2014 - Debate: Fear in childbirth: Is the media responsible?

Qualifications

  • PhD Supervisor Training in Supervisor Training (Bournemouth University, 2013)
  • BSc in Communications, emphasis in Print Journalism (University of North Florida, 2003)
  • PGCE in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Bournemouth University, 2013)
  • PhD in Journalism Studies (Cardiff University, 2010)

Honours

  • Winner, People's Choice Award (New Media Writing Prize, 2013)
  • Vice Chancellor Award, nominated, Collaborative Award, Access Dorset (Bournemouth University, 2014)
  • Vice Chancellor Award, nominated, Collaborative Award, Study Exchange Lead for FMC (Bournemouth University, 2014)
  • You're Brilliant Award, nominated and voted by students (Bournemouth University Students Union, 2014)
  • You're Brilliant Award, nominated and voted by students (Bournemouth University Students Union, 2012)
  • Nominated for Vice Chancellor Award by Associate Dean, Karen Fowler-Watt (Bournemouth University, 2012)
  • Runner Up for Factual Programming (Advisor to US2012) (National Student Television Association, 2013)
  • Winner of Live Programming (Advisor to US2012) (National Student Television Association, 2013)
  • BU NewsLab Radio News Day Category (Advisor to US2012) (Broadcast Journalism Training Council, 2013)
  • Vice Chancellor Award for Outstanding Achievement in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2013)

Memberships

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