Paul Kerr

Since summer 2007 Paul Kerr has been Senior Lecturer in Broadcast Media at London Metropolitan University. He is the author and editor of a number of books and articles on television and film. He started his career at the British Film Institute but for the last twenty years he was a television producer, making dozens …Continue Reading

Annette Hill

Annette Hill is Professor of Media, and Director of Research in the School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster. She is the author of Shocking Entertainment: Viewer Response to Violent Movies (1997), co-author of TV Living: Television, Audiences and Everyday Life (with David Gauntlett 1999), as well as a variety of articles on …Continue Reading

Barbara Cairns

Barbara Cairns teaches film and television production at the University of Lincoln where she is Head of Media Production. Her research interests include the organisation of the New Zealand film industry and representations of women and Maori in New Zealand film. She is co-author of Shadows on the Wall: a Study of Seven New Zealand …Continue Reading

Ian Macdonald

Ian Macdonald is Research Director, Louis Le Prince Centre, University of Leeds. He started his media career working in the information departments of the BBC, the Independent Broadcasting Authority and the British Film Institute. He worked in London Weekend TV’s Entertainment Department for seven years as researcher and Associate Producer, on such shows as Clive …Continue Reading

Máire Messenger-Davies

Máire Messenger Davies is Professor of Media Studies, and Director of the Centre for Media Research at the University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland. A former journalist, with a PhD in psychology, who has taught in universities on both sides of the Atlantic, she is the co-ordinator of the recently-formed Meccsa Policy Network . Her …Continue Reading

David Butler

David Butler has taught media and cultural studies for twelve years, at the University of Ulster until 1999, and since then at the University of East London, where he is Principal Lecturer and Co-ordinator of the Undergraduate Degree Scheme in Cultural & Media Studies in the School of Cultural & Innovation Studies. He is external …Continue Reading

David Hesmondhalgh

David Hesmondhalgh is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Media Studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Open University, where from 2002 to 2005 he chaired the production of a new undergraduate media course, Understanding Media, which began in 2006. His books include Media Production (2006) Understanding Media: Inside Celebrity (2005, co-edited with Jessica …Continue Reading

Tim O’Sullivan

Tim O’Sullivan is currently Head of School of Media & Cultural Production at De Montfort University Leicester. He has been a member of the MeCCSA Executive Committee since its formation and before that served in a similar capacity for SCCCMS. He was a HEFCE Subject Assessor for the field 1996-8 and was a member of …Continue Reading


Brighton and Sussex Sexualities Network Centre for Research, Sex, Gender and Sexuality (at Roehampton University) Console-ing Passions Fawcett Society Feminist Scholarship Division (International Communication Association) Gender and Communication Section (International Association for Media and Communication Research) Institute of Feminist Theory and Research NCA Women’s Caucus and Feminist & Women’s Studies Division Women in Higher Education …Continue Reading

Martin Barker

Martin Barker is currently Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He was a Reader in Media Studies at the University of Sussex and formerly held the post of Head of School of Cultural Studies at the University of the West of England. He has been involved in various roles …Continue Reading

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