Bob Calver

Senior Lecturer in Broadcast Journalism, Birmingham School of Media

Bob teaches postgraduate Broadcast Journalism and MA International Broadcast Journalism Courses, as well as media law.

He spent almost 19 years with the BBC, working at a number of local radio stations before becoming a Home Duty Editor for the corporation’s national radio networks. He has also freelanced in television, as well as online and print journalism.

Throughout the Leveson Inquiry into the standards and behaviour of the UK media, Bob was a regular commentator on questions of journalistic ethics. He went on to contribute to a book on the subject.

Through his role at the university he has run training for community groups and small businesses to help them make greater use of the media, as well as a series of workshops with Birmingham City Council for representatives of local Muslim organisations as part of the Government’s Prevent strategy.

Bob also liaises with the School of Media’s academic partners in India, at Christ University, Bangalore, Anna University and the Asian College of Journalism, both in Chennai. He’s also led sessions on broadcast production for the British Council in a number of Indian cities and in Bangladesh.


  • Journalist
  • Broadcaster
  • Trainer
  • Communications consultant
  • Media

Recent coverage:

  • The Voice of Russia (June 2014)
    Andy Coulson phone hacking conviction
  • BBC WM (June 2014)
    The Andy Coulson phone hacking trial