The Team

Christine Pyke, Creative Director

Christine has been involved in the media industries for over 30 years as a writer, reporter and producer in newspapers, radio and television and continues to develop and deliver training courses to industry professionals. This is combined with 20 years part-time lecturing (PGCE, M.Ed. FHEA) at the University of Salford on under and post-graduate programmes. She is committed to developing training to raise skills across all levels.

Sam Ingleson, Associate Dean: Engagement, Enterprise & Partnership

Sam Ingleson has worked in the School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology since 2000 as a senior lecturer in the visual arts, working in community engagement and industry-based knowledge exchange. In her current role she is responsible for the development of external relationships with Industry and the generation of new commercial income streams into the school. The Pipeline training hub combines the pedagogical expertise within the school with the latest industry knowledge with the benefit of enabling access to our facilities and student community.

Michelle Eagleton, Enterprise Lead 

Michelle is a presenter, publicist and entrepreneur and has been a broadcast journalist for more than twenty years, working in TV and radio. She currently runs Daisy PR which she set up in 2020 specialising in Consumer PR looking after the publicity of celebrities, TV programmes, events and launches. She has a large network of professional contacts and has interviewed high-profile figures including Sir David Attenborough and Cate Blanchett. As Enterprise Lead for the Pipeline, she brings her wealth of industry knowledge into both developing and co-delivering course sessions and series with industry specialists.   

Beth Hewitt, Creative Director: School of Arts, Media, and Creative Technology

Beth Hewitt is Creative Director for School of Arts, Media, and Creative Technology, and is responsible for leading industry engagement at University of Salford’s MediaCityUK campus. Beth’s focus is on fostering and enhancing sustainable and meaningful industry partnerships. Passionate about supporting and nurturing future talent for the creative and media industries, Beth is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments, enabling emerging talent and industry to collaborate, forming strong networks and valuable employability pipelines.