Rachel Ammonds teaches a wide range of undergraduate modules and is the Head of Department of Theatre, Film and Media Production.
She is an experienced broadcast journalist whose career began at BBC radio in the Midlands. She moved to the BBC in Manchester, working within radio and television, and was part of the team that won a Sony Award for coverage of the IRA bombing of Manchester. Rachel moved to ITV in 1997, producing the North West's regional news programme. She then helped set up ITV's health channel before moving into making documentaries for ITV, focusing mainly on its flagship current affairs programme, Tonight with Trevor McDonald, for which she worked as a producer/director.