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Dr Susana Sampaio Dias

Senior Lecturer



Susana Sampaio-Dias joined the University of Portsmouth in September 2014 as a Lecturer in Journalism. She holds a PhD from Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, where she has also worked as a Postdoc researcher. Prior to that she worked a news producer for RTP, the Portuguese public service broadcaster. She has a Postgraduate Diploma in International Human Rights Law, and in Communication Law and Copyright, both from University of Coimbra (Portugal). Before that she completed an MA in Journalism Studies and a BA in Journalism from the University of Coimbra.

Research Interests

Her research interests broadly concern the relationship between human rights issues and journalism, International Human Rights Law and the Responsibility to Protect, media and news production, global crisis reporting, humanitarian NGOs, mediatized conflict, war reporting and security of journalists, health reporting, environment reporting, social media and new media technologies, photojournalism, citizen journalism and community journalism.

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