Rachel Ammonds teaches a wide range of undergraduate modules and is an experienced broadcast journalist.
She began her career at BBC radio in the Midlands before moving to the BBC in Manchester. She worked in 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.