Mass Media and Culture; Risk; Genetics; Nanotechnologies; Environmental Sustainability; Marine Pollution; Social Movements; Science Communication
Crime Reporting, New Media
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
PhD ‘Sustainable Development: The Reflexive Governance of Risk' , Gregory Borne.
PhD 'The Distribution of Attitudinal Attachment to the Male Breadwinner Role: A quantitative study of the Plymouth travel to work area', Suzanne Chamberlain ESRC funded.
PhD 'Managerial Decision Making: A Discursive Analysis', Teri McConville.
PhD 'An Exploration into how Students with Dyslexia identify with their Condition, with Particular Reference to the Tensions which Surround Public and Private Perceptions of Dyslexia’, Deborah Shenton.
PhD 'Metaphors of Health and Disease in Nazi Film Propaganda', Melanie Wright.
PhD ‘Ourfoodstories@e-mail.com' , Julie Parsons.
PhD 'The Discourses and Lived Experiences of 'Maternal Obesity' and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Pregnancy (T2DM) Rachel Jarvie, ESRC funded.
ResM 'Faith in Practice: A Mixed Method Study Exploring the Impact of Faith Based Organisations in Delivering Voluntary and Community Sector Activities in Cornwall', Lois Wild, ESF funded.
External Examiner for:
PhD (2006) ' Contesting Wilderness: Media, Movement and Environmental Conflict in Tasmania', Libby Lester, University of Melbourne, Australia.
MA (2008) ' A Comparative Analaysis of the Press Coverage of the Whaling Conflict in Australia and Japan', Mitsuru Kudo, University of Tasmania, Australia.
MA (2009) 'Health Risk Communication: Reporting the Avian Influenza in New Zealand Newspapers' Brenda Mackie, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
PhD (2013) 'Global Warming Campaigns: Framing Analysis and Campaign Effectiveness', Teerada Chongkolrattaporn, Macquarie University, Australia.
PhD (2013) 'Travel Journalism:Cosmopolitan Concern and the Place-Branded Environment', Lynn McGaurr, University of Tasmania, Australia.
PhD (2013) 'Modern Science Communication in a Global Context:Perspectives on Nanotechnology from Swedish, Polish and Iranian Press Coverage' Szczepan Jan Lemanczyk, University of Nottingham.
PhD (2015) 'Media Representations of Uncertainty about Climate Change', James Painter, University of Westminster.
Grants & contracts
1999 - awarded a start-up grant of £20,000 by the European Science Foundation (with colleagues in the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany and Italy).
March 2004 - Principal Applicant 'Nanotechnology and News Production: Scientists', Journalists' and Editors' Views.' £48,000 ESRC (with Alan Petersen and Stuart Allan). Home page: http://www.research.plymouth.ac.uk/nanotechnology
September 2006 - Co-investigator with Alan Petersen on British Academy study, 'Striking a Balance? How Scientists and Policymakers Portray the Benefits and Risks of Nanotechnologies as Applied to Medical and Environmental Sustainability'.
August 2010-August 2011 - Higher Education Academy/JISC Open Educational Resources £250,000 (PI Stephen Gomez). Work Package Three: Qualitative Research Methods.
January 2011 - June 2013 'What is Revalidation in Practice? Shaping the Future Development of Revalidation', Health Foundation grant of £80,000 (with Julian Archer and Sam Regan de Bere).
January 2011 - July 2011 'A Toolkit for Embedding Methods Teaching within a Sociology Fieldtrip' (with Carole Surron). C-SAP, £14,120 (including matched funding).
2015-2016 Beating the Micro-bead (with Sabine Pahl, Richard Thompson, Kayleigh Wyles and Jane Grose) ISSR Small Collaborative Award
Centre for Culture, Community and Society (CCCS)
Centre for Marine and Coastal Policy Research (MarCoPol)
Centre for Methodological Innovations (CMI)
Plymouth Sustainability and Surfing Research Group (PSSRG)