Teaching & Research
Barbara is a University Teaching Fellow (awarded 2011)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Awarded 2014)
Student Led Teaching Award Recipient (2015)
Nominated for Exceptional Personal Academic Tutor (2017-2018 and 2018-2019)
Nominated for Outstanding Lecturer Award (2017-2018 and 2018-2019)
Nominated for Module Excellence Award (2018-2019)
Co-editor of Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (2012-2018)
Specialist Teaching Areas
Gender, television, children and media, advertising, race and ethnicity, new media, teaching and learning , e-learning
Specialist Research Areas
Gender, advertising and children, television, television in India
PhD and MRes
I welcome PhD and MRes topics in relation to the broad areas of gender, social media, body images and digital cultures
Mitra, B., Taylor, L., Milburn-Curtis, C. and McCarron, J. (2018) Gendering Worcester News, Journal of the Association for Journalism Education. Vol. 7 (1), pp. 29-38.
Mitra, B. (2017) Written Evidence Submitted to the Youth Select Committee (Body Image and Eating Disorders) 012,British Youth Council.Available at:http://www.byc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/BYC012-Dr-Barbara-Mitra.pdf
Mitra, B.M. and Golz, P. (2016)Exploring Intrinsic Gender Identity Using Second Life.Journal for Virtual Worlds Research Vol. 9(2), pp. 1-17.
Mitra, B., M. and Johnson, Rachel, E. (2015)Gender Construction in Kays Catalogues: 1920 to the New Millennhttp://jvwresearch.org/ium, Cambridge, Cambridge Academic Ltd.
Mitra, B., Webb, M. & Wolfe, C. (2014) 'Audience responses to the physical appearance of television newsreaders' Participations, Journal of Audience and Reception Studies, Vol. 11(2), pp.45-57.
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Mirza, M and Mitra, B (2013) Curriculum 2013: Two Subject Leaders Reflect on the Process University of Worcester Teaching and Learning Journal Issue 8, pp.57-62.
Wolfe, C and Mitra, B (2012) Newsreaders as Eye Candy Journal of the Association for Journalism Education. Vol. 1(1), pp 92-99 (available at http://journalism-education.org/2012/04/newsreaders-as-eye-candy/)
Mitra, B & Lewin-Jones, J (2012) 'Colin won't drink out of a pink cup' in Karen Ross (ed), Blackwell Handbook of Gender, Sexualities and the Media, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell, pp 383-400
Lewin-Jones, J. & Mitra, B. (2011) Gender Roles in children's Television Commercials in K. Safford, M.Stacey & R. Hancock (eds.) Small-scale Research in primary schools. A reader for learning and Professional Development / Oxon: Routledge.( reprinted and abridged from Mitra & Lewin-Jones 2009)
Mitra, B Lewin-Jones, J Barrett, H & Williamson, S (2010) The use of video to enable deep learning Research in post-compulsory education Issue 15(4) pp 405-414
Mitra, B. & Lewin-Jones, J. (2010) 'Children and Gender Identity in Television Commercials' Worcester Papers in English and Cultural Studies, Spring, Issue 8 pp 71-83
Barrett, H, Lewin-Jones, J, Mitra., B & Williamson, S (2009) 'Evaluating the Use of Video in Learning and Teaching:the Blended Learning Research Project' Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching, Issue 2
Lewin Jones, J and Mitra, B (2009) 'Gender Roles in Television Commercials and Primary School Children in the UK' Journal of Children and Media Volume 3(1) pp 35-50
Mitra, B (2005) 'The Influence of Television Commercials on Clothing in India' Worcester Papers in English and Cultural Studies October(3), University of Worcester
Milbourne, P, Mitra, B, and Winter, M (2001) Agriculture and Rural Society: Complementarities and Conflicts Between Farming and Incomers to the Countryside in England and Wales. Cheltenham Countryside and Community Research Unit Report to MAFF