Dr Paul Lashmar appointed Head of City’s Department of Journalism
Dr Lashmar steps up from Deputy Head role to replace Professor Suzanne Franks
He moves up from his previous position as departmental Deputy Head as of August 2019, with his predecessor, Professor Suzanne Franks, stepping down to go on sabbatical.
Dr Lashmar, who joined the University in 2017 from University of Sussex, is a well-regarded investigative journalist, having worked in television, radio, online and print. He is also a research academic.
Dr Paul Lashmar (Photograph by Robin Mills)
He has also produced a number of TV programmes for BBC’s Timewatch, Channel 4’s Dispatches series and briefly reported for Newsnight. He covered the so-called ‘War on Terror’ for the Independent on Sunday from 2001-07.
During his career Dr Lashmar has written about terrorism, intelligence, organised crime, offshore crime, business fraud and the Cold War, breaking many major domestic and international stories.
Praise from the Dean
“Paul Lashmar brings to the role considerable leadership experience and an impressive profile that cuts across both research and education. I am very much look forward to working with him to continue the Department’s upward trajectory.
“I would also like to express my sincere thanks to Professor Suzanne Franks for her service in this role for the past three years.