Professor Diane Kemp

Diane Kemp is Professor of Broadcast Journalism at Birmingham City University (BCU) and Director of the Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity, based at BCU. The Centre is an independent body drawing on the work and experience of media professionals and academics to track the progress of media diversity in the UK. It launched in March 2020 and has published reports on the use of B.A.M.E terminology, the lack of diversity in TV sound professionals, and stereotyping in casting for drama, amongst many others.

Diane was deputy chair of the Broadcast Journalism Training Council, which sets standards for journalism education in universities, for 8 years. Before she came into academia she was a broadcaster and reporter for BBC TV, having also worked for BBC and commercial radio at the start of her career.