Dr. Christine Fanthome began her career at Thames Television, where she worked in a variety of positions including senior researcher, associate producer, reporter and continuity scriptwriter. After taking an MA and a PhD in Media and Communication at London University she is now a writer, consultant and lecturer. In addition to teaching at BU London, she runs a media audiences course for postgraduates at City University, London. She is the author of three books, The Student Life Handbook, (Palgrave, 2005), Work Placements –A survival guide for students, (Palgrave, 2004) Channel 5–The Early Years, (University of Luton Press, 2003), together with many academic articles on media and also student well-being. Christine is also Chair of the Regional Audience Council for BBC London and a member of Audience Council England which informs the BBC Trust.