Lisa Mcalister

Lecturer

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

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020