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I came to University of Portsmouth in 2005, after teaching English and Media Studies at the universities of Glasgow and Lancaster and working in the public sector in the late 1990s. I take an interdisciplinary approach to Media Studies, combining interests in media, politics, critical theory and textual analysis. In addition to my academic writing, I write for a range of popular publications and I maintain a media review blog.

Research Interests

My research focuses on the representation of political and social issues in television and film. I have published widely on a range of subjects within film, television and media studies, but my principal interests include television and film images of war and geopolitics, the mediation of mental distress, and critical theory.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., University of Glasgow

Award Date: 10 Jun 1997

External positions

Lecturer in Media Studies, University of Glasgow

1 May 200031 Jul 2005


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