Ms Maria Ahmed


Multidisciplinary practitioner & educator in creative & cultural industries. Senior lecturer (0.5) BA/MA Journalism & Publishing, School of Creative and Cultural Industries Kingston School of Art (2010-present).

Teaching specialisms: Visual storytelling and media production.

Professional training/accreditation: PG Cert HE & Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Lecturer, module leader, curriculum design/development and personal tutor across all levels of BA/MA.

Academic responsibilities

Senior lecturer in journalism


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • BA Hons English, Wadham College, Oxford University
  • MA Photography Arts, University of Westminster

Teaching and learning

Teaching practical and academic modules across all levels of BA/MA Journalism, Magazine Journalism and MA Publishing

Module leader and personal tutor

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught

Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

  • Shortlist FE & SK Book Award Fotografia Europea and Skinnerboox 
  • London Creative Network participant
  • Shortlist Fiebre photobook award 
  • Select Award photography Photofusion 
  • Images Vevey photobook award shortlist 
  • Photofusion Prize 
  • Investigator, KU Discover Leveson archive project
  • Howard League for Penal Reform media award
  • RBI Feature Writer of the Year
  • Shortlist Press Gazette Exclusive of the Year

Professional and scholarly affiliations

  • London Creative Network

Social media