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Dr Janet Harris PhD (Cardiff)

Dr Janet Harris

PhD (Cardiff)


+44(0)29 208 76279
1.25, Sgwâr Canolog, Caerdydd, CF10 1FS


An award winning documentary producer/director, having worked for many years at the BBC and as a freelancer with experience of working in Iraq in war and in post war. Holds a PhD on the media coverage of the British military in post-war Iraq at Cardiff University with experience of teaching and developing modules in international journalism and on practical and academic media courses.


Career Overview

2103 - present: Lecturer Cardiff University

2011-2012: Lecturer Swansea University

2002 - 2103: Freelance TV producer/Director

This World: Did my son die in Vain? BBC2 2013: Doha Heroes Al Rayyan TV 2012: British Army: Be the Best? Sky 1 2005: The Queen's Cavalry BBC1 2005; Soldier, Husband, Daughter, Dad. BBC1 2004: Spy BBC2 2004: Inside Saddam's Iraq ITV & Middle East Broadcasting 2004: Fighting the War BBC2 2003: Flying School C5 2002.

Edit Director: Murder or Mutiny 2006 Sky TV:

TV Producer/Director BBC

The Money Programme 2002; Welcome To Britain (Series) BBC2 2001 BAFTA nomination); Brighton Bill (Series) BBC1 2000; Soldiers to Be BBC1 (Series) 1999; Animal Police (Series) BBC1 1998

Assistant Producer

1997 The System (Peter Dale) Grierson Award 1995 Mad About the Boy’ (Helena Appio) Modern times BBC2: 1993 Line Producer 'Sarajevo: Street Under Siege BAFTA Best original series) 1993 BBC2: 40 Minutes BBC2 Ed: Paul Watson.


2012 PhD Cardiff JOMEC

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Nominated for BAFTA & Broadcast Award Best Series finalist -  'Welcome to Britain' 2001.

GRIERSON award for Best Series 'The System' 1997

BAFTA - best original idea Sarajevo: Street Under Siege 1993

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Member of Directors UK
Member of War and Media Association
BTEC Level 4 – professional Award: SURVIVING HOSTILE REGIONS (AKE)
Associate Fellow of HEA
Co-Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Film & Visual Culture Research

External Examiner Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

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2011 - 2012 Lecturer: Swansea University 

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University of Cardiff ‘The Future of Journalism’ Sept 2015

University of Reading, Disappearing War 13 April 2015

University of Udine: Filmforum festival 2015

Falmouth University; International Documentary Conference. 4-6 Sept 2014

Newcastle University: AJE Annual Conference: 21 June 2013

TMC Asser Instituut, The Hague: ‘On the Front Line of Accountability – War reportingand related contemporary issues in International Humanitarian and Criminal Law’– 21 Jan 2011

De Montfort University: Mediating Women War & Terrorism: 12 Sept 2011

University of Westminster: Global Media and the War on Terror: 13-14 Sept 2010.

South Bank University: Screens of Terror 9-11 Sept 2010

Bournemouth University: Symposium on War Reporting 2/7/2010

Shrivenham Defence College: Culture in Conflict 16/6/2010

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2013- present: Member Ethics Committee










  • Lecturer - MAIJ - Journalistic Modes -  Information Gathering and Analysis
  • Module Coordinator - Documentary pathway
  • Module Coordinator - Reporting the Middle East
Documentary, war, international journalism, journalist safety, Middle East


Past projects