Catharine Russell

Catharine Russell is a former Fleet Street journalist with more than 20 years’ experience in local and national news organisations. She has been a journalism lecturer for more than eight years and previously worked in Arts Marketing and PR. She has a degree in ceramics from the University for the Creative Arts.

Describe your approach to teaching. 
I have a collaborative approach to teaching, with a mixture of group discussions, creative exercises and constructive feedback, allowing individual expression to develop.

What inspires your own work?
From Hilary Mantel to Jane Austen, Grayson Perry to Edmund de Waal - I’m inspired by the human capacity for communication with others through the power of the written word.

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