I’m Sarah and a Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Northumbria University. My research, teaching and public engagement focus is gender, culture and the media. I am co-founder of Girl-Kind North East – a project which takes a non-problem centred approach to working with girls and young women in the region. I am also a Trustee of the Young Women's Film Academy. From 2012 - 2015 I conducted research on the British Television Comedy Industry, interviewing writers, directors, producers and other personnel and have published findings from this on intersecting issues of gender, age and ethnicity within the industry.