Mr Brian Dodds

Job: Senior Lecturer in Digital Journalism

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

School/department: Leicester Media School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: 0116 257 7546




Personal profile

Brian Dodds is a Senior Lecturer and teaches on a range of the practical journalism courses, with particular focus on digital and social media. He is Programme Leader for single honours and joint honours Journalism, having joined the DMU team in 2013, and continues to work as a freelance journalist.

His career as a journalist spans 30 years and includes more than a decade as a regional newspaper editor, as well as freelance spells with various organisations, including as a digital journalist at Sky Sports News and as a Public Relations consultant and writer.

Research group affiliations

Media Discourse Centre (MDC)

Research interests/expertise

The harnessing of digital technologies by journalists, including the use of social media

Areas of teaching

Practical Journalism across first, second and third year undergraduate modules, especially the use of digital and social media



BSc (Hons) in Social Sciences

Courses taught

BA (Hons) Journalism + BA (Hons) Journalism joint honours

Professional licences and certificates

National Council for the Training of Journalists Proficiency Certificate

Consultancy work

National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) marker of Essential Journalism e-portfolios (pre-entry) and Thomson Foundation trainer of Essential Journalism and Video Journalism