His work has been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities
Research Council, British Council, European Commission (Framework 6),
Leverhulme Trust, British Academy, HEFCE, among others. He is a member
of the AHRC Peer Review College, for Media, and for Music. He has
undertaken external examining responsibilities at around 15
institutions, at PhD, MA and BA levels. He has been a Visiting Fellow
at University of Southern Maine (1994), University of Veliko Turnovo,
Bulgaria (1996), and at University of Sydney (2008).
He is a fairly frequent contributor to BBC and independent radio, having appeared on programmes as varied as Thinking Allowed (several times) and The Johnnie Walker Show. He has also appeared on numerous television programmes-news and documentaries-and written for publications such as the Guardian, Independent, New Statesman.