Academic experience

Senior Lecturer at Auckland University of Technology

Co-Director of Journalism, Media and Democracy research center

I am experienced researcher, senior lecturer and tutor at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), School of Communication Studies in Auckland. I am part of the newly established Critical Media Studies department at the School. I am also co-director of AUT research centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD).

Before moving to academia, I worked as a financial and business journalist. I started my journalism career in Helsinki, Finland, and then worked in London, the United Kingdom, for 15 as a correspondent. I have experience in print, online and television journalism. I move to New Zealand in 2009, and to academia in 2011.

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Academic profile here.


  • Since December 2020, senior lecturer at AUT
  • Since early 2019, co-director of JMAD
  • Since February 2019, tenured lecturer at AUT
  • 2017-2018, post-doctoral research fellow at AUT
  • 2011-2019, project manager of JMAD
  • 2011-2020, the author at JMAD
  • 2011-2019, contract lecturer at AUT

Reviewing/editorial work:

  • Editorial board member Media and Communication journal
  • Editorial assistant for the special issues of the Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies and the Journalism and Mass Communication Educator.
  • Reviewer for the Digital Journalism, Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, Journalism Studies, Journal of Media Business Studies.

Teaching experience in

  • Communication ethics
  • Media, technology & society
  • Media, politics and citizenship
  • Journalism
  • Media communication
  • News media processes