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    University of Lincoln
    Brayford Pool
    LN6 7TS
    United Kingdom

    Miss Zara Healy

    Senior Lecturer

    Lincoln School of Film & Media
    College of Arts

    About Zara Healy

    Zara Healy is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Arts, specialising in teaching Radio and Sound.
    Zara has over twenty years experience working in the industry and joined the University in 2003.
    Her first radio job was working as a breakfast presenter at a commercial radio station in Coventry.
    After training as a broadcast journalist in 1994, Zara worked as a Multi-Platform reporter, presenter and producer for the BBC in the East Midlands, producing live and pre-recorded television and radio content.
    You name it, she’s probably covered it, from court cases, inquests, Royal visits, to emergencies and all kinds of stories. Zara has also produced and directed several radio dramas and longer radio documentaries for the BBC and continues to freelance as a radio newsreader at BBC Radio Lincolnshire. 

    Department Responsibilities

    Module Co-ordinator for Radio and Sound Skills (second year Module)
    Joint Module Co-ordinator for Med 3014M Creative Enterprise for 240 third year students
    Joint Module Co-ordinator for Med 3005M Media Project for more than 220 third year students
    Supervising third year students for their Media and Audio Production Projects
    Supporting the delivery and development of weekly speech based live radio programmes on Siren FM, which our second year students run, produce, develop and present for their assessments.
    Organising career/networking industry events and trips for radio students.

    Subject Specialism

    Radio production and presentation, factual research, scriptwriting and story development


    • P.G.C.E — Lincoln University, 2007
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism — Birmingham City University, 1993
    • B.A (Hons) English — Lancaster University, 1993
    • Mphil/PhD - ongoing - exploring the relationship between British teenagers and their radio listening — Lincoln University


    • Teaching Excellence Award — University of Lincoln, 2016

    Professional Affiliations

    External Activities and Consultancy

    Rebuilding Coventry - a one hour archive film I produced for the Midlands Archive for Central England in 2011 as part of a series of the ‘Midlands on Film’ Collection

    Freelance newsreader for BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Research Interests

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