Vivienne leads the BA (Hons) Journalism course at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. She also directs the Refugee Journalism Project, an initiative that supports refugee and exiled journalists in re-establishing their careers in the UK. It focuses on helping them become better connected within the industry, updating their journalistic skills and getting more of their voices into the mainstream press. She is also on the committee of the Association for Journalism Education, a body representing educators in HE in the UK and Ireland. Prior to joining academia, Vivienne worked as a journalist/producer with the BBC in Current Affairs and Documentaries