Mr Lee Marlow

Job: Journalism Lecturer

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

School/department: Leicester Media School

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

T: 0116 2508596



Personal profile

Lee is an experienced journalist who was the Society of Editors' Feature Writer of the Year for an unprecedented three years running in 2014, '15 and '16. 

He wrote for the Leicester Mercury, Classic Rock and Bass Player magazine. He also penned the critically-acclaimed biography of former Leicester City and Turkey midfielder, Muzzy Izzet.

He joined DMU full-time in 2019 after spells here, and at NTU, BCU and Derby.
He teaches feature writing, sports journalism and music journalism.

Research group affiliations

Media Discourse Centre (MDC)

Research interests/expertise

Long form journalism, music journalism, sports journalism

Areas of teaching

Feature writing, sports journalism, news, music journalism


  • SEDA qualification for new lecturers (2018)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Authority FHEA (2020)

Courses taught

Practical Journalism (1, 2 and 3) Sports Journalism, Music Journalism.

Honours and awards

  • Society of Editors' Regional Feature Writer of the Year 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Society of Editors' Columnist of the Year 2015
  • Press Gazette Feature Writer of the Year 2009
  • NUJ Feature Writer of the Year 2010 Highly Commended
  • Donkey Derby Winner, Pontins Prestatyn, 1980.

Professional licences and certificates

FHEA , September 2020

Consultancy work

Various journalism and freelance copywriting projects.