Mrs Gurvinder Aujla-Sidhu

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Technology

School/department: Leicester Media School

Research group(s): Media Discourse Group (MDG)

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

T: 0116 250 6439



Personal profile

Gurvinder Aujla-Sidhu is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism, specialising in the teaching of broadcast journalism at DMU. She teaches on a number of modules at undergraduate level for Journalism and Media studies students. Prior to working in higher education, Gurvinder spent more than ten years working as a broadcast journalist. She joined the BBC as a journalist/producer at the BBC Asian Network, before working for Radio 1 Newsbeat and Radio 4, You and Yours programme.

Gurvinder’s time at the BBC Asian Network in particular, promoted her research interests. She is currently studying for her PhD, examining how Public Service Broadcasting engages with ethnic minority audiences.

Research interests/expertise

Ethnic minorities, South Asian audiences, representation of ethnic minorities, BBC, BBC consultation, BBC Asian Network, Channel 4

Areas of teaching

Module Leader – Broadcast Journalism (JOUR 3008)

Module Leader – Journalism 1 (MEDS2006)

Teaches on Practical Journalism 2 (JOUR 2000)

Critical Perspectives on Journalism  (JOUR 2005)

Issues in Journalism (JOUR 2001)


De Montfort University, Post Gradate Certificate in Higher Education 2013

City University, Post Graduate Diploma Broadcast Journalism (2001)

Bsc (hons) Politics and History Brunel University, 2000

Courses taught


Media & Communication

Membership of external committees

Deputy Chair, Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Network (REaPN), MeCCSA

Forthcoming events

IAMCR conference July 2016 University of Leicester

Cultural Production: Diversity, Equality and exclusion, Queen Margaret University, August 2016

Conference attendance

Challenging Media Landscapes, Nov 2015, Salford University,

Culture and Diversity: The challenge for Public Service Broadcasting, conference paper by Gurvinder Aujla-Sidhu

New Directions in Media Research, June 2015, University of Leicester,

Public Service Broadcasting: the challenge of serving ethnic minority audiences, conference paper and Journal article by Gurvinder Aujla-Sidhu

Media Communication and Cultural Studies Association annual conference, Canterbury University January 2016

Reaching ethnic minority audiences, the challenge for Public service broadcasters, conference paper by Gurvinder Aujla-Sidhu

Race, Ethnicity and Post Colonial Network, Radicalisation in culture and media, June 2016

The BBC a racialised Agenda? Conference paper by Gurvinder Aujla-Sidhu

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