A Senior Lecturer in Communications Technology at the Institute of Communication Studies, University of Leeds, he is the Chair of Radio Studies Network, which has become part of MeCCSA in January 2010.
His research interests are in the implications of new communications
technologies and the relationships between technological changes and
social factors, in particular the role of media and technology policy. He has studied the emergence of digital broadcasting, including new
radio technologies, and is a member of Drace, the Digital Radio Cultures in Europe research group.