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Associate and Visiting Staff


Irati Agirreazkuenaga

Irati Agirreazkuenaga (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from February 2015 to 31 December 2016

Lecturer at the University of the Basque Country, Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication

Member of a research group on 2.0 communicative strategies and management of political parties in the Basque Country.

Author of: 'The strengths of radio journalists working in lesser-used European languages: Between convergence processes, specialisation and social responsibility' (University of Sunderland, 2015), 'Meeting citizens’ expectations: communication strategies used by political organizations and public service media in the Web 2.0' (UPV 2015), 'The role of the media in empowering minority identities: Basque language radio during the Franco Dictatorship (60s-75s) and their influence as identity catalysts' (Media, Culture & Society 2012).

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Irati_Agirreazkuenaga  or  http://www.ehu.eus/eu/web/gureiker/home




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


Blackman, Colin (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from 3 October 2013 to 2 October 2015

Camford Associates/Editor, info

Interdisciplinary research into the impacts of ICTs and the Internet on the economy (management strategy, innovation) and society (privacy, personal and family relationships).

Personal website: www.camfordassociates.com


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


Bowler, Leanne (Associate Professor)

Visiting fellow from 1 October 2015 to 31 October 2015

University of Pittsburgh

Leanne Bowler studies young people's interactions with information and data as they create, learn, and play in socio-technical environments.

Personal website: http://www.pitt.edu/~lbowler/



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.




Dulong de Rosnay, Melanie (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from 1 September 2013 to 31 August 2015

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




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


Krotoski, Aleks (Dr)

Visiting Fellow to May 2015 

Can you programme love? The design decisions in web technologies that "clean up" the "messy" human attributions of relevance, value, identity, relationships, access and privacy

More information




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


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




Mascheroni, Giovanna (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from 1 September 2013 to 30 June 2015

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 


Mical, Thomas (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from March 2015 to September 2015

Research summary: To advance, clarify, and test the specific challenges to models of cosmopolitan realism using a hybrid methodology across media, urbanism and alterity. It uses a multiplicity of qualitative visual and textual methods (circuiting between urbanism and media) to examine the complex phenomena of mediated spaces in multi-faith / multi-cultural urban settings.


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 December 2015

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: 



Didem Ozkul

Ozkul, Didem (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from February to July 2015

University of Westminster

Website: www.didemozkul.com

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.



Jo Pierson

Pierson, Jo (Dr)

Visiting Senior Fellow from 1 March to 31 July 2015

Department of Media and Communication Studies, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences & Solvay Business School, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Research centre SMIT (Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication), Digital Society Department, iMinds

Research summary: Social and ubiquitous media transitions, and how these are co-constructed by user practices related to datafication. Part of sabbatical project 'Linking and substantiating domestication, privacy and (dis)empowerment through digital media use'

Co-author of 'Digital broadcasting: an introduction to new media', recently published by Bloomsbury Publishing

Professional website: http://smit.vub.ac.be/Person/30/Jo_Pierson

Twitter: @iMuses


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.




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



Ruiz, Pollyanna (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from 19/10/2014 to 19/07/2015

Lecturer in Media and Communication; University of Sussex

Author of Articulating Dissent; Protest and the Public Sphere recently published by Pluto Press

PI of AHRC funded project You Can’t Move History. You Can Secure the Future’: Engaging Youth in Cultural heritage examining the political, economic and cultural struggles over attachments to the Southbank site in central London

Professional website: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/96712/research

Twitter: @pollyanna_ruiz


Russell, Adrienne

Visiting fellow from 17/03/2015 to 15/07/2015

Personal website: www.adriennerussell.com

Explores intersections among activists, publics and journalists with focus on London-based news outlets, which produce extensive coverage of contested social justice issues and are among the most innovative outlets working the digital-transition.






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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Schrøder, Kim Christian (Prof)

Visiting fellow from 9 March 2015 to 10 June 2015

Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies, Roskilde University, Denmark

The cross-cultural mapping of news consumption in mediatized societies

Personal website: http://forskning.ruc.dk/site/person/kimsc


Seeck, Hannele (Dr)

Visiting Senior Fellow from September 2010 to September 2015

Crisis management and communication

Personal website


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.




Webster, Juliet (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from 1 September 2013 to 31 July 2015

Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, Open University of Catalonia

Twitter: @JulietWebster10  

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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