Vice-Chancellors Office

Prof Roger Perkins

Honorary Professor of Professional Practice

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Roger Perkins is an experienced journalist in the print, online and broadcast media. He started as a journalist on the Birmingham Post, and has since been a member of editorial teams on the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, The Sun and Sunday Mirror, as well as on magazines such as Punch, TV Times and Q. In 1998 Roger became deputy editor of the Electronic Telegraph website, subsequently international editor on the Vizzavi web portal, and then, for T-Mobile UK, editor of mobile content. There, he was part of the team that pioneered the news app for mobile phones. He was joint founder of the PR company Seager UK, and acted for many years as creative director. His teaching has taken him to Algeria, Italy, Venezuela and Spain.


  • BA, Modern History , University of Liverpool
  • MA, Screenwriting, University of the Arts London
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • Royal Society of Arts Diploma in TEFL

Teaching Expertise

  • Cultural Journalism
  • Newsgathering
  • Media Law
  • Public Relations
  • Editorial management

Research Interests

  • Anarchism and crime
  • Post-war Britain
  • The English Civil War
  • Press history

Contact Details

  • Tel: +44 (0)1280 827519

Recent Publications

  • Contributor on the arts to Seven (The Sunday Telegraph) and the Evening Standard
  • Often reviews the papers on BBC Three Counties Radio
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