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I am currently Programme Leader for the BA Radio degree, and previously worked as a radio producer.

My research and teaching is now shaped around concepts of participatory media, broadcast talk, mediated interaction, community engagement, radio production, oral history & storytelling.

Journal Articles

  • McDonald, K., 2014. A cultural history of the radio interview - A PhD Research Project. Rundfunk und Geschichte, 40 (2014, 1–2.), 88.


PhD Students

  • Philip Shakeshaft
  • Yixing Huang

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Masters Production Project
  • Masters Research Project

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Radio Production 1
  • Media Theory Perspectives
  • Radio Industry Perspectives
  • Radio Station
  • Audio Production
  • The Graduate Project
  • Dissertation
  • Developing Concepts for Radio

Invited Lectures

  • Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research, University of Hamburg
  • Lund University, Sweden

Internal Responsibilities

  • Programme Leader, BA Radio, Media Production Department

Conference Presentations

  • Ethical Dimensions of Media History, Representation and Participation: The Ethics of the Interview, 06 May 2013, Bournemouth
  • MeCCSA 2014, Empowerment and the Interview: A Prison Radio Perspective, 29 Jan 2014, Bournemouth
  • ECREA London: Radio, the Resilient Medium, Broadcasting Behind Bars: Exploring Prison Radio in the UK, 18 Sep 2013, London
  • The Radio Conference: A Transnational Forum, The Return to Liveness in British Speech Radio, 24 Jul 2013, Luton


  • PhD in Broadcasting History (Bournemouth University, 2015)
  • PGCE in Post Graduate Certificate in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2015)
  • BA (Hons) in Journalism, Film, Broadcasting & Sociology (Cardiff University, 2005)
  • MA in Radio Production (Bournemouth University, 2006)


  • Fellow (The Higher Education Academy, 2015)



  • Entangled Media History Network (EMHIS)
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