Shelley Thompson is the Chair of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network and a co-opted member of the Executive Committee since July 2009.
Shelley Thompson is a PhD student at Bournemouth University studying how nanotechnology is reported in The Guardian and The New York Times newspapers,
both their print and online editions. Before returning to an academic
setting in 2007, Shelley worked as a professional journalist in the
United States for several years. She reported for a variety of
publications from a small weekly newspaper to an international
financial publication to a mid-sized daily newspaper.
Her most recent
work in journalism was at the Eagle-Tribune and Derry News
newspapers in New Hampshire where she won several awards for her
reporting, including a first-place award for investigative reporting
and a First Amendment Award, both from the New England Press
Association. The awards were the result of a public-records
investigation she conducted.
Shelley holds a bachelor’s degree in
journalism from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2000) and a
master’s degree in journalism studies from Cardiff University, Wales
(2009). Shelley is originally from Massachusetts and lives with her
husband, Brian McNulty, in Bournemouth.