Dr. Caroline Mitchell
Assoc. Prof. of Radio and Participation.
Caroline Mitchell has been involved in community media production, activism and research for over 30 years. She was co-founder of Fem FM, the first women's radio station in the UK (1992) and co-curated a digital archive of the station in 2014.
Caroline has published widely about women and radio, including the edited volume ‘Women and Radio: Airing Differences’, (Routledge, 2000). From 2013-2016 she led a research project entitled ´Transnational Radio Encounters´, investigating ways that community stations use radio to connect transnationally with similar minority ethnic, social and cultural groups. Caroline was part of the team that developed radio.garden, a platform developed by Studio Puckey that has attracted over 28 million users since its launch in 2016.
Since 2013 she has co-ordinated ArtWorks-U, a support network for artists and creatives working in participatory settings, and am currently producing the 'Introduction to Participatory Arts' MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) for the Canvas network. I am executive producer for the weekly radio programme ArtyParti which won 2016 Community Media Association award for best arts radio programme.