Ms Maria Ahmed


I am an award-winning freelance journalist with more than a decade of news and features experience in web and print. I started as a news reporter on The Big Issue, Eastern Eye and The Times before becoming deputy news editor for, where I won the Howard League for Penal Reform Media award and was shortlisted for the Press Gazette Exclusive of the year. I have taught at Kingston University since 2010 and developed new courses in multimedia journalism.

Academic responsibilities

Senior lecturer in journalism


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • BA Hons English, Wadham College, Oxford University

Teaching and learning

Postgraduate courses taught