Lisa Mcalister


School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Lisa has spent more than twenty years as a Senior Reporter, working across TV, Radio and Digital Platforms. Prior to joining Staffordshire University in 2020, she had been employed by the BBC since 2007. She leads our broadcast modules.

I am a Lecturer and Journalist, with a background as a Reporter/ Presenter in news and sport.

I first started in commercial radio while still at University. I then worked for ITN in both Belfast in London before moving to the BBC in 2007. During my career, I have covered a broad range of stories, from US Presidential visits, to Champions League Finals.

I have also presented Radio Programmes for both 5Live and BBC Radio Ulster.

Academic qualifications

PGDIP – Newspaper Journalism, University of Ulster

BA (HONS) – Politics of the Modern State, University of Ulster

UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021