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Dr Amy Binns

Senior Lecturer digital journalism
School of Arts and Media
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Dr Amy Binns is a former newspaper reporter and digital journalist. Her PhD is in managing difficult behaviour online and on social media, but she has varied research interests. She has written two books, including the first biography of science fiction author John Wyndham.

Dr Binns is the course leader for BA (Hons) International Journalism. She teaches across practical journalism modules. She has varied research interests and has published on subjects as diverse as interwar feminist history and the trolling of MPs on Twitter.

She is passionate about bringing research to wider audiences. She recently organised a research symposium and workshop activities at a week long event at the Tate Liverpool.

She spent ten years as a practising journalist at local and regional newspapers including the daily regional Yorkshire Post. She continues to practice as a freelance writer for publications including the online platform The Conversation. She is a regular pundit on social media issues for BBC television, Radio Five Live, BBC Radio Lancashire and national press.

Her book "Hidden Wyndham: Life, Love, Letters" was widely reviewed and praised in many publications including the Times Literary Supplement.

  • PhD Managing Difficult Behaviour Online, University of Central Lancashire, 2018
  • PGCert in Higher Education, University of Huddersfield, 2006
  • National Certificate of Excellence, National Council for the Training of Journalists, 1998.
  • BA (Hons) Photography, Film and TV, Napier University, 1994

Modules Taught

  • JN4520 - The Newsroom
  • JN2506 - The Professional Journalist 2 (International)
  • JN3100 - Business of Magazines (NCTJ)
  • JN2512 - Introduction to Photojournalism
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy, 2008