Sharon Maxwell Magnus

Sharon Maxwell Magnus is Head of Media at the University of Hertfordshire and a specialist in media strategy and magazines.

She is also a practising journalist who has won three national awards for her journalism and still writes journalism, most recently for the Jewish Chronicle. At the University she teaches MA Journalism and Media Communications and a variety of undergraduate journalism modules. She is working on a PhD on how women’s magazines reflected the equality agenda of the 1970s and 1980s.

Before moving to academia she worked for and edited on a variety of publications including Cosmopolitan, SHE and The Telegraph. She also has worked for Tesco and Barclays on their customer websites and segmented publications. She has also been a guest for a variety of radio stations and helped set up the University Refugee Group. She has written three books, one on the psychology of people who became millionaires which later became a BBC series.

You can read more about Sharon Maxwell Magnus' expertise on their research profile.

Current job roleHead of Media
DepartmentSchool of Humanities
Research areas
  • Gender issues particularly as relating to the 1970s and 1980s
  • UK female politicians (Margaret Thatcher a speciality), but also in general
  • Women and work
  • Women and politics
  • Women’s magazines and magazines in general.
  • Relevant news stories