Barnie Choudhury is an award-winning journalist and communications consultant. He was a BBC journalist for 24 years and won several industry awards for his reporting of diverse communities. Barnie is currently editor-at-large for Eastern Eye, Britain’s number one south Asian national newspaper. His specialisms are radio, television, online, investigations and data-driven human-interest journalism, and his work has changed public policy and created UK laws. Over the past 18 months, parliamentarians have quoted Barnie's work six times during debates in the House of Commons and select committee hearings, and in a recent Downing Street pandemic press conference. In 2017, the University of Buckingham made him its inaugural professor of professional practice in communications. Barnie has contributed to several books, and he runs his own production company and consultancy business. You can listen to his recent documentary series on BBC Sounds here. Barnie will begin working at UEA in January 2022.