Vanessa Jackson

Course Leader


Vanessa Jackson is the Course Leader in Media Production at Birmingham City University, deciding to pursue a career in higher education after working in television production at the BBC for 20 years. She is a television practitioner teaching practical television craft and production skills to undergraduates covering both documentary and drama. Vanessa has a wide range of television production experience at Series Producer level, including constructed and observational documentaries, lifestyle and makeover shows, magazine shows, and live studio and outside broadcasts. She also worked as a project manager for the BBC series Coast, managing the series outreach, and winning the first BAFTA to be awarded for interactivity. Vanessa is studying towards a practice-based PhD, part-time at Royal Holloway, University of London, looking at how to create purposeful online histories of television production.

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