The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Staff Profile

Dr Soudeh Ghaffari

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow


I am a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Geography.

Previously I worked as a p/t lecturer and seminar tutor at Media, Culture, Heritage, teaching on a range of topics at the intersection of media, culture, discourse and qualitative research methods. I was previously the module leader of the department’s PG core module of Media Analysis while teaching on a number of other modules. I supervise dissertations in Media and Journalism, Media and PR at Newcastle University.

Prior to Newcastle University, I was an associate lecturer at Lancaster University for some years while doing my PhD in Critical Discourse Studies. I have also been involved with Northampton University Business School teaching professional communication and EAP to UG/PG in Business, Marketing and PR on top of many years of teaching in the Middle East. I am certified as an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and working towards becoming a Senior Fellow.


Media Analysis (MCH 8057)

Politics, Power & Communication (MCH3077/8177)

Digital Discourses & Identity (MCH3085)

Critical Discourse Analysis

Dissertation in Media and Journalism

Dissertation in Media and PR


 Language of Media

Language of Advertising

Corporate Communication and English

English for Academic Purposes