Teaching & Research
Barbara is a University Teaching Fellow (awarded 2011)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Awarded 2014)
Student Led Teaching Award Recipient (2015)
Nominated for Exceptional Personal Academic Tutor (2017-2018 and 2018-2019)
Nominated for Outstanding Lecturer Award (2017-2018 and 2018-2019)
Nominated for Module Excellence Award (2018-2019)
Co-editor of Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (2012-2018)
Specialist Teaching Areas
Gender, television, children and media, advertising, race and ethnicity, new media, teaching and learning , e-learning
Specialist Research Areas
Gender, advertising and children, television, television in India
PhD and MRes
I welcome PhD and MRes topics in relation to the broad areas of gender, social media, body images and digital cultures
Mirza, M. and Mitra, B. (In Press) Autoethnographic Stories in Academia from Two Women of Diasporas IN Reshmi Lahiri-Roy and Nish Belford (Eds.) Asian Women, Identity and Migration: Experiences of Transnational Women of Indian origin/heritage. Abingdon, Routledge.
Mitra, B., Taylor, L., Milburn-Curtis, C. and McCarron, J. (2018) Gendering Worcester News, Journal of the Association for Journalism Education. Vol. 7 (1), pp. 29-38.
Mitra, B. (2017) Written Evidence Submitted to the Youth Select Committee (Body Image and Eating Disorders) 012,British Youth Council.Available at:http://www.byc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/BYC012-Dr-Barbara-Mitra.pdf
Mitra, B.M. and Golz, P. (2016)Exploring Intrinsic Gender Identity Using Second Life.Journal for Virtual Worlds Research Vol. 9(2), pp. 1-17.
Mitra, B., M. and Johnson, Rachel, E. (2015)Gender Construction in Kays Catalogues: 1920 to the New Millennhttp://jvwresearch.org/ium, Cambridge, Cambridge Academic Ltd.
Mitra, B., Webb, M. & Wolfe, C. (2014) 'Audience responses to the physical appearance of television newsreaders' Participations, Journal of Audience and Reception Studies, Vol. 11(2), pp.45-57.
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Mirza, M and Mitra, B (2013) Curriculum 2013: Two Subject Leaders Reflect on the Process University of Worcester Teaching and Learning Journal Issue 8, pp.57-62.
Wolfe, C and Mitra, B (2012) Newsreaders as Eye Candy Journal of the Association for Journalism Education. Vol. 1(1), pp 92-99 (available at http://journalism-education.org/2012/04/newsreaders-as-eye-candy/)
Mitra, B & Lewin-Jones, J (2012) 'Colin won't drink out of a pink cup' in Karen Ross (ed), Blackwell Handbook of Gender, Sexualities and the Media, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell, pp 383-400
Lewin-Jones, J. & Mitra, B. (2011) Gender Roles in children's Television Commercials in K. Safford, M.Stacey & R. Hancock (eds.) Small-scale Research in primary schools. A reader for learning and Professional Development / Oxon: Routledge.( reprinted and abridged from Mitra & Lewin-Jones 2009)
Mitra, B Lewin-Jones, J Barrett, H & Williamson, S (2010) The use of video to enable deep learning Research in post-compulsory education Issue 15(4) pp 405-414
Mitra, B. & Lewin-Jones, J. (2010) 'Children and Gender Identity in Television Commercials' Worcester Papers in English and Cultural Studies, Spring, Issue 8 pp 71-83
Barrett, H, Lewin-Jones, J, Mitra., B & Williamson, S (2009) 'Evaluating the Use of Video in Learning and Teaching:the Blended Learning Research Project' Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching, Issue 2
Lewin Jones, J and Mitra, B (2009) 'Gender Roles in Television Commercials and Primary School Children in the UK' Journal of Children and Media Volume 3(1) pp 35-50
Mitra, B (2005) 'The Influence of Television Commercials on Clothing in India' Worcester Papers in English and Cultural Studies October(3), University of Worcester
Milbourne, P, Mitra, B, and Winter, M (2001) Agriculture and Rural Society: Complementarities and Conflicts Between Farming and Incomers to the Countryside in England and Wales. Cheltenham Countryside and Community Research Unit Report to MAFF