Tim Ingham

Tim Ingham

Associate Lecturer

Plymouth School of Government (HP) (Faculty of Business (HP))


Associate Lecturer in Sociology


BA Hons. Sociology and Communication Studies, Liverpool University.

BSc Hons.  International Relations, Plymouth University.

PG Dip International Relations, Plymouth University.

PGCE Education, Oxford Brooke's University.

Graduate Teaching Associate, Plymouth University.

MSc Social Research, Plymouth University.

Teaching interests

Sociology, Social Theory and Social Research Methods.

Research interests

Media, the internet, culture and politics. 

Emerging technologies, synthetic biology, science communication and knowledge production. 
Electronic musicians, online interaction and identity.
Online research methods.

My current research focuses on the role of media, online debate and policy communities in shaping the discourse around the emerging technology, synthetic biology.

My previous research considered the nature of debate about the EU in online spaces and focused on the importance of participant understanding of the meaning and purpose of debate as a counterpoint to common normative and prescriptive perspectives about online political debate.

I have a developing interest in musicians making electronic and ambient music, their use of the internet and the development of online and offline identities. I am developing this into a research project that will include the use of auto-ethnography to explore the process of participation in the electronic music cultural sphere during the recording, releasing and marketing of an album.

Additional information

I have another job as a musician which is where my interest in electronic musicians' online activities comes from. You can find details of this at http://n5md.com/artist/Winterlight