Dave Clarke

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Journalist
Location Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Introduction I am course leader and senior lecturer in journalism at Sheffield Hallam University where I teach media law and investigation skills. Prior to teaching journalism skills I worked as a news reporter for The Sheffield Star and Yorkshire Post and spent four years working as a Press Officer in local government. My Ph.D is in Folklore and was completed at the National Centre for English Cultural Tradition, University of Sheffield, in 1999. My interest in folklore and the supernatural goes back to my childhood and I've been researching and writing about strange phenomena for as long as I can remember. Since 2008 I have been working with The National Archives (TNA) as their consultant for the ongoing release of the UFO files created by Britain's Ministry of Defence. My book, The UFO Files, was published by TNA in September 2009.
Interests Fell-walking, natural history, folklore, supernatural beliefs, UFO stories, urban legends, rock & blues, left wing politics
Favorite Movies Blade-Runner, Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Apocalypse Now, Alien
Favorite Music An eclectic mix including: Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Stones, Steve Earle, Richard Thompson, Annie Lennox
Favorite Books The Mothman Prophecies