Diane Kemp is Director of the Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity, and Professor of Broadcast Journalism at Birmingham City University. She was Deputy Chair of the Broadcast Journalism Training Council for 8 years and still chairs the committee which oversees their Placement Assistance Scheme. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was a consultant on diversity in journalism for the Council of Europe leading, and contributing to, a variety of programmes. In Birmingham she worked on the cross-city initiative ‘Birmingham Partners’ of which Birmingham City University was a founder member, while also representing them on the city’s child poverty action forum and was a Poverty Truth Commissioner in the city for two years.

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