An aerial view of Singleton Campus and the bay opposite
A head shot of Charu

Dr Charu Uppal

Lecturer, Media

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792


Charu is a lecturer in digital journalism, teaching a range of journalism modules that focus both on theory and practice, and aim at providing a comprehensive understanding of principles of reporting the news in the digital age. 

Charu has previously taught at Universities in the United States, Fiji and Sweden. Her research interests are interdisciplinary with a focus on the use of media for expressing cultural and political identity. A recent publication titled ‘Over Time and Beyond Disney’, published in Social Sciences demonstrates, through a cross-cultural study, how despite its efforts to diversify, Disney’s portrayal of princesses mainstreams the ideas of beauty. Her work has also been published in the Journal of Creative Communications, Global Media and Communication Journal, Journalism Practice, and the International Communication Gazette.