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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Zara Healy

Zara Healy is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Arts, specialising in teaching Radio and Sound. Zara has over twenty five 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


  • Mphil/PhD - ongoing - exploring the relationship between British teenagers and their radio listening — Lincoln University, 2020
  • P.G.C.E. — Lincoln University, 2007
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism — Birmingham City University, 1994
  • B.A. (Hons) English — Lancaster University, 1993


  • Teaching Excellence Award — University of Lincoln,


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

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Research Interests

  • audio

  • listening

  • radio

  • teenagers

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