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Meet the team

Meet the teaching team.
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Emil Dauncey

“I am an International Development specialist with a BA, MRes and PhD from the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia.

As a researcher and consultant, I specialise in understanding and challenging gender bias and the social norms and cultural practices that impact upon gender equality, inclusion and empowerment. I bring this gender analytical lens to understanding a broad range of development issues, including sexual and reproductive health rights, youth, marriage and inter-generational relationships, employment, livelihoods and market systems development.

I am an award-winning educator and facilitator, helping researchers, students and development professionals deepen knowledge, enhance skills and achieve impact.”

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David Girling

“I am an Associate Professor and Director of Research Communication in the School of International Development at UEA. I am a Chartered Marketer with over 20 years of marketing and communications experience in the public and non-profit sector. My interests are multidisciplinary, but I have particular expertise in strategic marketing, communications, PR, branding, digital and social media.

My research focuses on two main areas of social media for development and humanitarian communication. I am particularly interested in how imagery is used in development communications and recently led a research study of visual communication in six African countries, which you’ll see as you progress through this course.”

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Martin Scott

“I am an Associate Professor in Media and International Development in the School of International Development at UEA.

I am passionate about understanding how media and communications can be used to promote positive social change, in different ways. I have written a book entitled ‘Media and Development’ and published research on topics including international journalism, celebrity humanitarianism and representations of Africa.

My current research is about news coverage of humanitarian crisis and about international efforts to promote media freedom.”

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Luděk Stavinoha

“I am a Lecturer in Media and International Development in the School of International Development at UEA. My research interests are in the areas of humanitarian communication, media representations of Africa, political communication, public spheres, and digital migration studies.

My current research focuses on the politics of grassroots humanitarianism and migrant solidarity in Greece. Alongside academic articles and book chapters on these topics, my writings have also appeared in Der Spiegel, Balkan Insight, OpenDemocracy and Politico”.

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Sally-Ann Wilson

“I am the CEO of the Public Media Alliance (PMA), based at the School of International Development at UEA. PMA is the largest global association of public media organisations with a worldwide membership including the BBC, ZDF Germany, ABC Australia, and many others in sub Saharan Africa, the Pacific, Americas, Asia and the Caribbean.

This follows my career as a radio and TV documentary director/producer for the BBC and independent sector. I have held senior roles in broadcast management and in 2001 established WorldView an international documentary fund that supported more than 500 international documentaries, including three Oscar nominated films. Passionate about the role and potential of public media, I am a published author, have written academic papers and was the course founder of the Master’s Programme in Media and International development at UEA. I hold an honorary doctorate for Services to International Broadcasting.”

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Kristian Porter

“I am the Editorial Manager of the Public Media Alliance. I oversee and contribute to the organisation’s journalism and advocacy content, and work closely with the association’s membership regarding strategy, research, policy and projects.”

Chloe Howcroft

“I am a Research Journalist at the Public Media Alliance. My work consists of researching and reporting on public media worldwide.

I recently graduated with a BA in Media and International Development from UEA. During my degree, I secured several research and communications roles, most notably with WaterAid Madagascar, which enhanced my journalism and content production skills, and furthered my interest in and understanding of humanitarian communication and communication for development (C4D).”

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