Name: Sam Coley
Organisation: Birmingham City University
Role: Degree Leader Radio
Country: United Kingdom (UK)
Sam Coley is Senior Lecturer in Radio at Birmingham City University and was a co-investigator for radio and development in the AHRC KFT scheme run by Interactive Cultures. Sam teaches radio production, documentary making, commercial production and digital editing skills. He has a background in both the U.K. and Australasian radio industries and worked as Creative Director for the Northern Region of New Zealand’s TRN Network. He has worked as a radio trainer for the BBC World Service Trust and is currently a media consultant for CARE International and the Prison Radio Association. In 2006 and 2008 Sam traveled to Africa to work on various audio projects and research, including radio programmes and advertising campaigns designed to promote sexual health and reproduction awareness for young Ethiopians. Sam is currently researching the uses of radio as an educational tool and is especially interested in the application of commercial production techniques to convey health related messages to people in isolated regions of third world countries. He also a freelance documentary producer for Radio New Zealand and in 2009 produced features for BBC WM, Spin 1038 Dublin and Absolute Radio. In 2010 he was nominated as a finalist in the “Best On-line Producer” category of the UK Radio Academy’s Production Awards.