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Professor Robin Mansell

Professor of New Media and the Internet, Chair of Exam Sub-Board, Department of Media and Communication.

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imgresRenewing the Knowledge Societies Vision for Peace and Sustainable Development, UNESCO 2013|.

Imagining-the-internetImagining the Internet: Communication, Innovation and Governance, Oxford University Press, 2012, sole authored and available in paperback and hardcover at and hardcover at http://bit.ly/Oo2cwm|

Robin Mansell's research focuses on how and why people communicate with each other, especially when their relationships are mediated by the use of information and communication technologies. She has a special interest in the relationships between institutional and micro-level change and in technological innovation, inequality and social justice.

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Her current research focuses on the social, political and economic influences of media and communication policy and regulation, with a special interest in governance arrangements for new media and the Internet. Topics central to her interest include: social and organizational transformation and new technologies; information and communication technology policy, regulation and governance; knowledge networks and innovation systems; and information and communication technologies and development.

She has training in several social science disciplines including psychology, social psychology, politics and economics. She is a strong advocate of interdisciplinary research when it builds on the strengths of disciplinary inquiry. Her teaching includes a course on Communication, Information and Knowledge Systems (MC413) and she contributes to the Department's courses on theories and concepts.

She served as Head of the Department of Media and Communications 2006-2009 and is Department Exam Sub-Board Chair from January 2012.

External commitments

Robin Mansell was Chair of the Scientific Committee of the annual European Communications Policy Research Conference (2008-2014); a member of the Promotions Board at Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex (2009-2013), where she was a trustee (1999-2009). She is a member of Scientific Advisory Council, LIRNEAsia, Sri Lanka. She was President of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (2004-2008) and remains and active member of IAMCR's Scholarly Review Committee and Finance Committee.

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Research projects

Current research projects

Interference on the line? The challenge of rights, freedoms and broadband,            PI in collaboration with Dr. Monica Horton, Visiting Research Fellow, Submitted: ESRC open call.

Past research projects

Over the past ten years at LSE I have led or been involved in the following projects:

Renewing the Knowledge Societies Vision for Peace and Sustainable Development, With G. Tremblay, Professor, University of Quebec at Montreal, UNESCO, Report for the WSIS+10 Conference, Paris, Feb 2013.                                                                      Funder: UNESCO

Not Just Talk: Practice, Power, Knowledge and Information and Communication Technologies (TIPPI)
With Dr. Evangelia Berdou, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex
Funder: Institute of Development Studies (2012-14).

International Knowledge Management - Emergent (IKM-E)
Steering Committee Member
Funder: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and administered by the European Association for Development Training and Research Institutes (EADI), 2007-2012, see http://wiki.ikmemergent.net/index.php/Main_Page|

Socio-Economic Impact Assessment for Research Projects (SEQUOIA)
Led by Dr. Paolo Dini, Department of Media and Communications, Senior Research Associate, Funder: European Commission 2010-2012, See http://www.sequoiaproject.eu/|

British Telecom
Expert Witness evidence in British Telecommunications plc ("BT") and TalkTalk Telecom Group Limited v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, 1 July 2010 - January 2011

Advancing knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship and innovation for growth and social well-being in Europe (AEGIS)
with E. Edward Steinmueller, SPRU, University of Sussex, Mansell named expert with SPRU 2008-11, see http://ec.europa.eu/research/social-sciences/projects/349_en.html|

Countering Terrorism in Public Places
Research Programme Director, IDEAS Factory Sand-Pit, ESRC, AHRC, EPSRC, 2006, for funded projects see http://www.esrc.ac.uk/about-esrc/what-we-do/our-research/terrorism.aspx|

Open Philosophies for Associative Autopoietic Digital Ecosystems (OPAALS)
Led by Dr. Paolo Dini, Department of Media and Communications, Senior Research Associate, LSE was Lead Partner
Funder: European Commission 2007-10, see http://www.opaals.eu/|

Digital Business Ecosystems (DBE)
Led by Dr. Paolo Dini, Department of Media and Communications, Senior Research Associate, LSE was Lead Partner,
Funder: European Commission, Integrated Project 2003-6.

ICTs for Development - Universal Service and Telecommunications
Led by Mansell with Professor William H Melody and Claire Milne, Consultant
Funder: International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada, Jan-Mar 2006.

Cyber Trust and Crime Prevention Foresight Project
Mansell as leader of all social science contributions to project
Funder: Office of Science and Technology (OST), Foresight (2003-4), see http://www.bis.gov.uk/foresight/our-work/projects/published-projects/cyber-trust|

Growth-Nodes in Knowledge-based Europe (G-NIKE)
Lead Institute: IN3 University of Catalonia, Barcelona
Funder: European Commission 2002-3.

E-Commerce with Developing Countries
Lead Institute: LSE with Institute of Development Studies, Sussex
Funder: UK Department for International Development 2001-3, see http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/3710/1/The_reality_of_e-commerce_with_developing_countries.pdf|

Socio-economic Trends Assessment for the Digital Revolution (STAR)
Lead Institute: Databank Consulting, Milan, with SPRU University of Sussex
Funder: European Commission, 5th Framework, Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme, Key Action II Electronic Commerce 2000-3.

The Economic Importance of Electronic Networks
Funder: Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, Cabinet Office, 2002, see http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/3867/1/The_Economic_Importance_of_Electronic_Networks.pdf|

From 1988 to 2000 I led or was involved in the following research projects at SPRU, University of Sussex:

Forecasts and Assessment of Advanced Communication Technologies and Services and Recommendations (FAIR)
Lead Institute: Databank Consulting, Milan, with SPRU University of Sussex
Funder: European Commission, DGXIII 4th Framework Advanced Communication Technologies and Services (ACTS) Programme, 1995-8.

Assessment of Telematics Programme (ASSENT)
Lead Institute: SPRU University of Sussex
Funder: European Commission, DGXIII, 4th Framework Telematics Programme, 1996-9.

Prospectus for GAIT - Global Access to Information Technologies
Lead Institute: SPRU University of Sussex
Funder: International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada, 1999. See http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/26661/1/GAIT_(LSERO).pdf|

Knowledge Societies: Information Technology for Sustainable Development
Lead Institute: SPRU University of Sussex
Funder: UNCTAD on behalf of United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development, 1996-7, see http://www.sussex.ac.uk/spru/research/ink/knowledgesocieties|

Net Compatible:  Virtual Communities, Intelligent Agents and Trust Service Provision for Electronic Commerce
Lead Institute: SPRU University of Sussex
Funder: NCR Financial Services Knowledge Laboratory, London, 1998, see http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/24979/|

The New Telecommunications in the Netherlands
Lead Institute: SPRU University of Sussex
Funder: Rathenau Institute, (formerly Netherlands Office of Technology Assessment), 1995.

Intellectual Property Rights: The Development of Information Infrastructures for the Information Society
Lead Institute: MERIT, Maastricht and SPRU University of Sussex
Funder: European Parliament, Scientific and Technological Options Assessment (STOA) Programme, 1995.

Employment and Telecommunications
Lead Institute: SPRU University of Sussex
Funder: International Labour Office, Principal Contractor, Geneva, 1995.

Media and Advanced Communication Services
Lead Institute: Technology Investment Partners, Paris with SPRU Sussex Mansell and Silverstone as coordinators of academic research
Funder: Commission of the European Communities, Socio-Economic and Technical Impact Assessment & Forecasts, RACE II, 1993.

Earth Observation Data Policy for Europe
Lead Institute: Logica Space and Communications Ltd and SPRU University of Sussex
Funder: Commission of the European Communities, DG-XII,1992.


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