Carl Hartley

Carl Hartley


I am a full-time lecturer in journalism at the University of Leeds, bringing nearly 25-years of industry experience to the classroom.


I teach broadcast and digital journalism within the School of Media and Communication.

I have been awarded a teaching Fellowship in Higher Education from Avance HE after demonstrating how my professional practice met the requirements of the Professional Standards Framework 2023.

As an educator I work to put students at the centre of their own learning, creating an environment with a focus on active learning.


I still work in industry as a Senior Journalist at the BBC, regularly reading the news for BBC 5-Live and other BBC radio stations.

I am a consultant for the Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation reporting to the CEO and board of directors, offering areas of improvement and strategy’s to help achieve this. The role also sees me working with their presenters, producers and journalists through training and coaching sessions.

Before moving into teaching at the University of Leeds, I worked at all levels of the radio industry including managing a network of commercial radio stations.

- 2024: Judge for the prestigious audio industry awards the ARIAS

- 2024: Judge for the British Podcast Awards 

- 2024: Senior Fellow at the John Schofield Trust (Mentoring early career journalists)

- 2023: Judge for the Community Radio Awards



I produce ‘The Sound of Politics’ podcast hosted by Professor Stephen Coleman. It explores the way politicians speak to the public, how the public speak to politicians, and what the two think of each other. Podcasting is a particular interest of mine and one of my research areas.

I recently carried out a small scale research project in to ‘flipped learning’ a pedagogical approach (teaching method) that supports my philosophy of ‘student-centred’ and ‘active’ learning. I intend to build on this over the next academic year, with the intention to publish my findings.


  • School of Media and Communication Academic Integrity Lead

Research interests

Journalism; Podcasts; Radio; Broadcast Media; Journalism Teaching;

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  • MA Broadcast Journalism
  • Fellowship of Higher Education Academy - Advance HE

Professional memberships

  • MeCCSA (Media, Communication and Cultural Studies)
  • The Radio Academy