About the Author

Andrew Steele

Andrew Gordon STEELE

Higher Qualifications

2019 Doctor of Professional Studies – Personal and Professional Education
2004 MA Communication Practice – IICE / University of Wales
1977 BSc Civil Engineering – University of Bristol
2006 PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education & Training) – University of Huddersfield
1995 Archbishops Diploma for Readers (ADipR) – validated by Open University
1981 Post-graduate study in cross-cultural communication, All Nations College

Relevant Positions/Jobs Held

1995 – present Executive Director, International Communication Training Institute. An industry standards partnership for international broadcasters and media agencies working in religious broadcasting and media.Senior Associate, ICMC Partners in Communication – working with International Director to facilitate and develop media and arts partnerships in particular relating to media training and research. Publish and write for occasional magazine and newsletters.
2000 – 2001 UK Bureau Chief, Worldwide Newsroom Inc
1989 – 1995 Executive Director, HCJB Global (UK) leading team providing radio skills training, programme production and promotion for the charity’s objectives.
1984 – 1989 Head of UK Programme Production & Training, HCJB Global.
1984 – 1989 Presenter and producer of Sunday breakfast sequence at BBC Radio Leeds
1981 – 1984 Head of English Language Service, HCJB Global, Quito, Ecuador
1981 – 1984 ‘Stringer’ for BBC World Service news.
1978 – 1980 Studio Manager, BBC World Service.

Voluntary Roles

1985 – present  Reader in the Anglican Diocese of Leeds
2013 – 2017  Community First Responder, Yorkshire Ambulance Service
2013 – 2016  Trustee of TrainingUganda – a small charity
2007 – 2015  Trustee/director of HCJB-UK a charity
2010 – 2013  Trustee of World Media Trust
1996 – 2008  Special Constable, West Yorkshire Police


1990 – Member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists (MCIJ)
2007 – Member of the Society for Education and Training (formerly Institute for Learning) (MSET)
2013 – Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA)

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ORCID ID orcid.org/0000-0002-1104-9243


Author of a number of unpublished papers and reports exploring effectiveness of communication by Churches and Church related agencies and issues facing Christian communicators.
2002-2007 Co-editor The Journal of the International Communication Training Institute

2010 – Continuing Professional Development and Knowledge Transfer: Being creatively uncertain in training with application to distance learning in Electronic Journal of the International Communication Training Institute (2010)
2008 – Organisations as a Context for Curriculum Development: A Consideration of the Learning Organisation Paradigm in Christian Media Training in Electronic Journal of the International Communication Training Institute (6)
2005 – The Appropriateness of Online Methods in Training and Curriculum Development in Journal of the International Communication Training Institute (4), 41-49
2004 – The Effectiveness of Church Communication: A Comparative Content Analysis of the communication of the Bradford Diocese and its use by local newspapers in the same area (unpublished dissertation submitted for the award of MA in Communication Practice)
2003 – (with D De la Haye) Training Needs Analysis: A starting point for developing new leaders in Journal of the International Communication Training Institute (2), 25-34

1995 – Christian Communication: Faith, Community or Culture (unpublished dissertation submitted for the award of Archbishops’ Diploma for Readers)
1982 – co edit (with Dr C W Jones & P Sandahl) Communicating Christ: Do it right, HCJB World Radio