Dr Barbara Mitra is joint Head of Department (English, Media & Film Studies) and is a Principal Lecturer in Media & Film Studies. She has varied teaching and research interests and has published on issues relating to television, gender, advertising and children, and has become interested in social media, body image and eating disorders.
Barbara's teaching includes specialist modules on gender and commercial issues of social media and she is also interested in the use of technology in relation to learning and teaching. She has spoken on local radio and schools on issues related to gender and body image, Facebook and television advertising and children. She has also made a number of films on various academic topics.
Barbara welcomes PhD and MRes topics in relation to the broad areas of gender, social media, body images and digital cultures.