Professor of Media Arts, Director of RIMAP
I am Professor of Media Cultures and Director of RIMAP (Research Institute for Media Art and Design).
I have been researching popular culture, media and sport for over 30 years and am convener of JOG, (Journalism and Olympics Games research group).
I am currently completing a co-authored book on the growth of commercial sponsorship. Previous published work includes Understanding the Olympics (2011) Culture, Politics and Sport (2008), Media Sport Stars, Masculinities and Moralities, (2001), and Fields in Vision: Television Sport and Cultural Transformation (1992).
Current research interests include celebrity culture and the vortextuality process; and the roots of political humour.
- BA (Hons) Media Studies (First Class), Polytechnic of Central London
- Media and cultural analysis, theories and methodologies
- Popular Cultural analysis
- Media sport
- Research Interests
- News, celebrity and vortextuality
- Media sport
- Political humour
- Growth of commercial sponsorship
Convenor, Popular Culture Group, IAMCR (International Association for Media and Communication Research) 2000-8
- 2013 Understanding Sport (with John Horne, Alan Tomlinson and Kath Woodward)
- 2011 Understanding the Olympics (with John Horne)
- 2010 (with John Horne) 'The caged torch procession': celebrities, protesters and the 2008 Olympic torch relay in London, Paris and San Francisco, in Sport in Society Special Issue, edited by D. Martinez & K Latham, 13: 5, 760 -770,
- 2010‘News, Celebrity and Vortextuality: a study of the media coverage of the Jackson Verdict’in Cultural Politics, v6 n1, pp65-84,
- 2009 ‘Television and the Transformation of Sport’, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 625, No. 1, 205-218, DOI: 10.1177/0002716209339144, 2009
- 2008 Culture Politics and Sport: Blowing The Whistle Revisited,Routledge
- 2008 ‘Winning and losing respect: narratives of identity in sport films’, in Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, v11 n2/3, 2008
- 2006 (with Deborah Philips) ‘The Trojan Horse: Commercial Sponsorship as Advertising in the UK Context’, in Media Information Australia, n119 May 06, pp62-74,
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