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Berry Helen

Professor Helen Berry

Dean of Postgraduate Studies

Areas of expertise

  • British History (Shakespeare to Queen Victoria)
  • Women's history, gender history, family history, the history of marriage and sexuality
  • The history of North-East England 1600-1800
  • The history of consumer society and the rise of the mass media (before the Victorian age)

Previous media experience:

  • Considerable experience with BBC Television and OU programme makers eg Amanda Vickery, Lucy Worsley-fronted history programmes
  • Wrote a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week
  • BBC Radio 4 prime-time series contributions, Woman's Hour features, BBC World Service and local radio and TV
  • ITV Tyne Tees television news items