Award-winning journalist and former police press officer Sarah Chapman lectures in her specialist areas – journalism, media law and public relations.
She has lectured at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at universities such as Salford, Huddersfield and Manchester Metropolitan.
She cut her teeth on regional newspapers across the country before working as a court reporter for the Liverpool Echo – covering stories from the biggest combined court centre in Europe.
She then worked for four years as a Senior Press Officer for Greater Manchester Police and has trained senior leaders and detectives in dealing with the media.
Based in Manchester, Sarah still does freelance work as a journalist, but devotes most of her time to teaching.
She also works as a media consultant and trainer for major private and public sector clients.
She has written a book,
Covering Criminal Courts: A Survival Guide
, which is an essential tool for reporters covering courts.