Gemma has acted as an historical consultant to BBC Development and has contributed to BBC R4’s Woman’s Hour.
As an expert in Tudor and Stuart (c. 1500-1700) history, as well as women’s history, Gemma is available as a specialist to appear in the media. Please see her contact page for details about how to get in touch.
BBC Academy Expert Women
In January 2013, Gemma was one of the thirty women selected from a total of 2,000 applicants to attend a BBC Academy Training Day for female experts. The training was part of an initiative to increase the number of women experts appearing as presenters and specialists in the media. The thirty women each had the chance to record a mock Radio 4 discussion, a One Show style segment and a piece to camera, as well as the opportunity to network with a remarkable number of industry professionals. Gemma was invited to an additional, advanced BBC training day in March 2013:
You can see Gemma’s audition to be a BBC Expert Woman below