About Rob

Rob Watson

Rob Watson

Mr Rob Watson,Principal Lecturer,

Station Director DemonFM (2008-2012)
Course Leader BSc Radio Production &Technology (2004 – 2012)
Creative Media Technology

Research Themes

  • Social Media, Creativity, Resilient Communities & Digital Literacies
  • Radio Production Planning & Management
  • Community Media Networking

Research Interests


  • Course Leader BSc Radio Production & Technology – supporting the radio production teams of the future.
  • TECH1030 Studio Practice for Radio Production – how sound design is essential to radio.
  • TECH2005 Radio Production – running the Intermission Show on DemonFM, news and features from the heart of Leicester.
  • TECH3013 Advanced Radio Production – working with Leicester Comedy Festival and Cultural Quarter Podcasts to promote arts and culture across Leicester.
  • TECH3010 Technology Projects – individual projects based on ideas generated by students

Contact Details
Gateway House 5.57
De Montfort University
The Gateway

T: +44 (0)116 257 7057

M: +44 (0)7817 720 688
E: rwatson@dmu.ac.uk

Tw: @robwmedia

FB: Rob Watson

Rob has introduced and managed several technology led undergraduate courses during his time a De Montfort University, including BSc Media Technology and FdSc Community Media Management. As Course Leader for BSc Radio Production & Technology, Rob has championed the innovative use of new media within the context of radio broadcasting and audio content development for the web. Rob was central to the £3.4m funding bid that resulted in the construction of the Creative Technology Studios in the Queens Building, a state of the art resource for media and broadcasting. Rob is the Station Director for DemonFM www.demonfm.co.uk, a full-time community radio station based at De Montfort University, and run as a partnership with De Montfort Students Union. Rob works closely with the BBC Academy to develop professional training for undergraduate learners, and with BBC Radio Drama to promote short-form audio drama online at www.audiotheque.co.uk.