Communication and Media
Find a Communication and Media Supervisor
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- Associate Professor Phillip McIntyre: researches how novel and valued things come into being. Supervises postgraduate research across a variety of domains concerned with creativity and innovation within the field of communication and media.
- Dr Janet Fulton: specialises in creativity and cultural production, journalism, online journalism, media entrepreneurship, media studies and social media.
- Associate Professor Susan Kerrigan: supervises thesis and creative practice projects in film, television and screen production, including screenwriting, drama or documentary.
- Dr Michael Meany: specialises in humour, comedy and creativity produced and performed in traditional and new media forms.
- Dr Judith Sandner: researches vernacular creativity and collaborative theatrical, television and film productions generated from fact-based community narratives. She supervises projects concerned with Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) of news media productions; communication and media personnel as creative practitioners; social media engagement and identity constructions.
- Dr Simon Weaving: is passionate about cinema and is interested in supervising research that involves film-production, distribution and exhibition – in particular screenwriting and directing cinematic drama.
- Ms Felicity Biggins: narrative journalism, radio, creative non-fiction, feature writing, journalism, media production, radio.
- Dr Christina Koutsoukous: journalism
- Dr Cathie Payne
- Mr Paul Scott: journalism, politics, public affairs and communication, public policy, radio journalism.
- Dr Deborah Wise: design, the fashion industry, social actors
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