Interpretation: from audiences to users [available for download]
Supervisor: Professor Sonia Livingstone
Year of completion: 2011
After the PhD
I am currently Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Surrey (2017 onwards). My current work focuses on parenting, parenthood and technology, with a particular focus on health and wellbeing. More broadly, I am interested in empirical and conceptual explorations of people's everyday engagement with media and evolving communication technologies. My research has been funded by the AHRC, the British Academy and the Wellcome Trust. I have directed CEDAR - a research consortium on the future of audiences in the context of emerging technologies (funded by the AHRC, 2015-2018), and have been Chair of the Audience and Reception Studies division of the ECREA (2014-2017). From 2012-2017 I was Lecturer at the University of Leicester, and I did a Post-Doc at Leuphana, University of luneburg Germany in 2011-2012.