Dr Leslie Haddon is a visiting lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE.
Dr Haddon received a degree from Cambridge (Kings) in Social and Political Sciences, an MA in Contemporary Cultural Studies from Birmingham and a PhD on the origins and popularity of the home computer from London (Imperial). After his degree he obtained a teaching qualification (PGCE) and taught sociology in Bournville College of Further Education in Birmingham for five years.
On completing his doctorate he was mainly based at Sussex University for ten years, first as a researcher on a project with Alan Cawson and Ian Miles looking at the social shaping of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), then working with Roger Silverstone on the domestication of ICTs, focusing initially on teleworkers, lone parents and the young elderly. After 2000 Leslie was mainly based at the LSE, although he also conducted research for the Digital World Research Centre at Surrey University (reviewing the telepresence literature) and for the Oxford Internet Institute (interviewing people about their experiences of email and spam).
Until 2015 Leslie was a senior researcher working with Sonia Livingstone on the EU Kids Online project and he worked for two years on the Net Children Go Mobile project. Subsequently he was senior researcher on the Toddlers and Tablets project. Currenty, he is working as a member of the ySkills project. He teaches the course 'Media, Technology and Everyday Life' at the LSE.