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Associate and Visiting Staff


Savita Bailur

Bailur, Savita (Dr)

Guest Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications

Open Data Research Lead at the World Wide Web Foundation

Research interests: multi-disciplinary approaches to “ICTs and development”. She is particularly interested in the wicked problems of alleged “community” or “citizen” participation or ICT’s contribution to democracy. 


Barwise, Patrick (Prof)

Visiting Senior Fellow from January 2015 to December 2015

Emeritus Professor of Management and Marketing, London Business School, Chairman of Which?

Research summary: Extensive experience of audience and consumer research, media economics, advertising and marketing,and related policy issues. My research strengths are in policy-relevant empirical research.


Bengtsson, Stina (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from 1 September 2015 to 20 December 2015

Södertörn University

My research aims at understanding the ethical and moral dimensions of digital media use, in media-saturated everyday life. Based on qualitative interviews this project aims at a micro-level understanding of digital media use as an everyday practice.

Personal website: http://www.sh.se/p3/ext/content.nsf/aget?openagent&key=sh_personal_profil_en_491536


Bonerba, Giuseppina (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from 10 September 2015 to 11 December 2015

Università degli Studi di Perugia

Research summary: The main objective of this research t is to analyze the role played by music practice in the construction of social capital among Italian immigrants in London.

Twitter: @GiusBonerba



Cristiano Codagnone

Codagnone, Cristiano (Prof)

Visiting Fellow from 1 July 2014 to 31 December 2015

Università degli Studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali e Politiche

Behavioural science and nudging applied to media and society. Current research project: multi-country study on online marketing and children foreseeing focus groups, a laboratory experiment, and an online survey with parents.

Twitter: @ccodag


Correa, Laura Guimaraes (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from 1 September 2015 to 31 July 2016

Social Communication Department, Post-Graduate Programme in Communicatonis, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Research: Urban writings over the official discourse: tensions, appropriation and resistance.



Sander De Ridder

De Ridder, Sander (Dr)

Visiting fellow from 1 February 2016 to 30 April 2016.

Ghent University. 

Research: Working on the mediatisation of young people’s intimacies related to digital media. The project inquires the media-related sense making practices on intimacy of audiences, expert voices and actors in the digital media industry.

Personal website: http://www.cims.ugent.be/members/sander-de-ridder

Twitter: @ssanderdr


Dulong de Rosnay, Melanie (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from 1 September 2013 to 30 September 2017

French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) Institute for Communication Sciences (ISCC)

Commons and distributed architectures

Personal website: http://www.iscc.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article1558

Twitter: @melanieddr




Enli, Gunn (Prof)

Visiting Fellow from 15 January 2016 to 15 March 2016

University of Oslo

Media Policy - Social Media - News Production - Election Campaigns - Mediated Authenticity

Personal website: http://www.hf.uio.no/imk/personer/vit/gunnen/

Twitter: @gunnen


Evens, Tom (Dr)

Visiting Fellow form January 2016 to March 2016

Ghent University

Media economics and communications policy

Research focuses on on-going merger and acquisition activity in TV broadcasting and distribution, and centres on the implications of industry consolidation for competition, industrial and media policymaking

Personal website: http://www.ugent.be/ps/communicatiewetenschappen/en/research/mict/contact/team/tom-evens

Twitter: @EvensTom




Graham, Mark (Professor)


Visiting fellow from 1/1/2016 to 1/2/2018

University of Oxford

 Mark Graham is an Associate Professor at the Oxford Internet Institute. Mark’s research focuses internet geographies, digital work, and economic development. He is currently leading a European Research Council Starting Grant to lead a team to study 'knowledge economies' in Sub-Saharan Africa over five years.

Personal website: http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/graham/

Twitter: @geoplace


Görzig, Anke (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from Nov. 2011 to Nov. 2017

Lecturer in Psychology (University of West London), Previously Survey Research Officer (EU Kids Online II)

Current projects: ongoing analyses and data linkage of EU Kids Online II survey data, development of updated versions of the EU Kids Online questionnaires, comparison of prevalence rates for bullying and their predictors from two cross-national surveys (EU Kids Online and HBSC – Health Behaviours of School aged Children), development and implementation of a school-based project supporting adolescents’ resilience and coping strategies in relation to the experience of cyberbullying

Website: personal.lse.ac.uk/goerzig

Twitter: @AnkeGorzig




King, Barry (Prof)

Visiting Fellow from 30 September 2015 to 30 January 2016

Auckland University of Technology

Research will be undertaken to examine (1) the extent to which live performances on stage or before camera are being augmented by digital resources (2) the extent to which human actors are being replaced by synthetic actors or synthespians

Personal website: http://www.aut.ac.nz/research/professors-at-aut/barry-king


Kumru Berfin, Emre Cetin (Dr) 

Visiting fellow from 1 June 2016 to 1 October 2016. 

Hacettepe University

Research focusses on transnational Identity and the Turkish Television Viewership in London. It aims to understand the ways in which the migrants who view Turkish television on a regular basis make sense of their cultural identity through television.

Personal website: 




Hepp, Andreas (Prof)

Visiting senior fellow from 1 March 2015 to 31 March 2016

Professor of Media Culture and Communication Theory at the ZeMKI (Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research), University of Bremen

Personal website: http://www.andreas-hepp.namehttp://www.zemki.uni-bremen.de/de/mitglieder/professoren-innen/detail/hepp.html

Twitter @Andreas_Hepp


Hirzalla, Fadi (Dr)

Visiting fellow from 1 January 2016 to 31 January 2016

Erasmus University Rotterdam

I am a researcher and lecturer in media and communication studies and political science. I specialize in citizenship and digital media (particularly in relation to young people and intercultural relations) and in research methods.

Karina Horsti

Horsti, Karina (Dr) 

Visiting fellow from 1 April 2016 to 31 Dec 2016

Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä Finland

Lead academic: Lilie Chouliaraki

Mediterranean sea is a border zone where thousands of people have drowned in the past 20 years. My present project examines how contemporary forced migration and border related deaths are publicly remembered in Europe—and what kinds of implications memory performances have for social equality and cultural identities.

Personal website: 


Horten, Monica (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from 1 October 2012

Author of :' A Copyight Masqerade: how corporate lobbying threatens online freedoms' (Zed 2013), 'The Copyright Enforcement Enigma - Internet politics and the Telecoms Package' (Palgrave Macmillan 2012). She will be publishing a new book  in 2015/16.

Independent expert on the Council of Europe Committee on Cross-border flow of Internet traffic and Internet freedom (MSI-INT) **Internet, telecoms and copyright policy in the European Union

Personal website: http://www.iptegrity.com

Twitter: @Iptegrity 




Jouët, Josiane (Prof)

Visiting Fellow from 1 October 2015 to 31 March 2016

University Paris 2

A critical analysis of communication technologies in the social transformation of post-modern societies. The project focuses on the concept of mediation and on the digital paradoxes such as the contradiction between empowerment and alienation.

Personal website: http://www.carism.u-paris2.fr/membres/enseignants-chercheurs

Twitter: @Josiane Jouet




Lunt, Peter (Professor)

Visiting fellow from 4 January 2016 to 31 August 2016

University of Leicester

Peter Lunt works in a number of areas of media and communication including audience research, media regulation and the intersection of media and social theory.. He is currently writing a book for Polity on "Goffman and the Media"

Personal website: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/media/people/peter-lunt/professor-peter-lunt-profile

Twitter: @PeterLunt2




Mascheroni, Giovanna (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from 1 September 2013 to 30 June 2017

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

She is coordinating the Net Children Go Mobile project, analysing opportunities and risks of mobile convergent media among children. Is involved in the WebPolEU project, in which she focuses on the relationship between digital and civic literacies.

Personal website: http://docenti.unicatt.it/ita/giovanna_mascheroni/

Twitter: @giovannamas 


Milne, Claire

Visiting Senior Fellow from June 2009 to June 2018

More information: professional webpageAntelope Consulting 

Dr Colleen Murrell

Murrell, Colleen (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from 1 October 2015 to 31 January 2016

Deakin Univeristy

Dr Colleen Murrell will be working on projects related to: the different editions of the Guardian online, the current state of news from Syria and celebrity foreign correspondents. She is a former news editor, who worked for the BBC, APTN & ITN.

Personal website: http://www.deakin.edu.au/profiles/colleen-murrell

Twitter: @ivorytowerjourn


Musaro, Pierlugi (Prof)

Visiting Fellow from January to January 2017

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Business Law, University of Bologna

Research Fellow, Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University.

Ethical, aesthetic, and political challenges of humanitarian discourse in portraying and policing migration in the European Union

Personal website




Noula, Ioanna (Dr)

Visiting fellow from 11 Febrary 2016 to 10 June 2016

University of Thessaly

My current research addresses young people’s online political participation and the effects of online surveillance on their activity in social networking sites.

Personal website: https://ioannanoula.wordpress.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ioannanoula



Didem Ozkul

Ozkul, Didem (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from February to 20 December 2016

University of Westminster

Research summary: A critical analysis of the commercial uses of location data and its impacts on society. It is situated within the intersection of scholarly discussions on political economy of the Internet and location technologies.

Website: www.didemozkul.com




Pei, Huang(Dr)

Visiting Fellow from 25 Feb 2016 to 25 Feb 2017

Associate Professor in Communication, School of Digital Media and Design Arts, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications , China

My research interests are social shaping of digital technology, self presentation and identity in social media, political economy of animation and game industry in China.


Polonska, Eva (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from September 2015 to December 2016

Previously lecturer at the Monash European and EU Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Research summary: Comparative study of the role of European international broadcasting and its impact on soft power and public diplomacy efforts of selected European states (France, Germany and the UK) and of the European Union. The project also examines whether Europe and Africa converage, or not, on issues of governance, peace, development, and gender equality.


Pontes, Herimateia (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from 1 February 2016 to 31 January 2017

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)

My study intends to investigate the increasing negative rhetoric that has been (re)produced discursively in the public sphere by the mainstream online media about the recent Haitian imigration in Brazil and its impacts/implications for social life.




Raboy, Marc (Prof)

Visiting Professors, September 2015 to September 2016

Professor and Beaverbrook Chair in Ethics, Media and Communications at McGill University

Personal website: http://www.mcgill.ca/ahcs/people/faculty/raboy





Scammell, Maggie (Dr)

Visiting Senior Fellow from March 2011 to February 2017

More information: Staff Page


Schlesinger, Philip (Prof)

Visiting Professor to September 2016

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Jonny Shipp

Shipp, Jonny (Mr)

Visiting fellow from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018

Telefónica SA

What drives digitalization? How are connectivity, openness, security, trust, entrepreneurship interacting to reshape everyday life? What is a better digital life? Which public policies will deliver this, in particular in Europe and Latin America?

Twitter: @jonnyshipp


Souter, David (Dr)

Visiting Senior Fellow

May 2007 to May 2016




Vincent, Jane

Visiting Fellow from February 2015 to January 2017

Research Summary: To develop and build on this research of the Net Children Go Mobile and EU Kids Online projects with a focus on the study of emotion and children’s use of mobile internet.



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Wilson, Tony (Prof)

Visiting Fellow from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016

Jeffrey Cheah Educational Foundation, Malaysia

Consumption, Marketing and Practice Theories: A Hermeneutic Perspective, a Routledge monograph considering consumption in marketing and media studies, psychology and sociology from hermeneutic horizons as practices.

Personal website: http://sunway.academia.edu/TonyWilson/


Yuan, Elaine Jingyan (Associate Professor)

Visiting Fellow from 24 September 2015 to 11 December 2015

University of Illinois at Chicago

Research interests include cultural implications of new forms of communication enabled by the Internet, social media, and mobile media, cultural sociology of new media, mediated activism, network communication

Personal webste: www.uic.edu/~eyuan

Twitter: @elaine_yuan