War reporting, journalism and politics, broadcasting policy, political communications, journalist safety.
Journalistic ethics, investigative reporting, specialist journalism, safety and stress.
In 2003/4 I was a member of the Independent Review of Government Communications, chaired by Bob Phillis and set up after the Jo Moore/Martin Sixmith affair. Last year I joined the Hansard Society's Commission on Parliament In The Public Eye. I was for five years on the advisory board of the annual NewsXchange broadcast news conference, where in 2003 I presented the Cardiff University research project on embedded reporters.
I am currently developing, with international colleagues, a journalism safety module for use in university journalism schools.
Away from work, I ski in the French Alps, play tennis, go to the ballet and the opera when I can and try and fit in the odd trip to Stamford Bridge - but my wife Jane and daughter Rachel (age 10) have first call on my time.