Dr Paul Dwyer

Director of Academic Enterprise

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Harrow Campus Northwick Park HA1 3TP
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Social Media Research; CAMRI; Communication and Media Research Institute | Research

I'm Director of Academic Enterprise for the Westminster School of Media Art and Design, responsible for consultancy, contract research, knowledge transfer, executive education and technical short courses. I am a board member of Music Tank and the China Media Centre.

I am Course Leader of the MA International Media Business and I also teach on the MA Media Management course. 

My research work is in the analysis of media production, social media, online radio, creativity and digital transformation of creative organisations. 

My professional practice interests are in media production and management. I run format development workshops for professionals. I have acted as strategic consultant TV companies and cultural organisations. 

Until 2008 I worked for the BBC including as Head of Development for Documentary and Specialist Factual, working with BBC Channel Controllers and Genre Commissioners and leading a team of producers developing new content (formats, series, documentaries and drama documentaries) for BBC Television channels and platforms. Previously I directed and produced a wide range of drama, documentary, current affairs, news, arts and entertainment programmes (Panorama, Rough Justice, Inside Story).

Course Leader of the MA International Media Business Senior Lecturer MA Media Management 2012 UWSU Staff Appreciation Award for 'Outstanding Teacher' in the Faculty of Media Art and Design. 2012 UWSU Staff Appreciation Award for Most Nominations from students across the categories of teaching awards 2012 WEx Grant for Social Media Projects promoting UK professional (e.g. British Animation Awards) and student content in emerging markets.

Research Grants

  • Principal Investigator for the Technology Strategy Board funded Radio Connected Research & Development project working with UK Radio broadcasters (such as Radioplayer and Mixcloud) to develop and evaluate new digital platforms for radio.
  • Co-investigator for the AHRC Digital Transformations Research Development Grant 'Community-powered transformations' working with The Tate, The British Library, the BBC and University College London to explore how arts and cultural organisations can use digital media to engage with audiences.
  • Professional Practice Research Consultant to Propeller TV (Strategic Consultancy to UK's only Chinese owned TV channel, on Sky platform and IPTV.
  • Advised on programme acquisition and development, expansion into UK and partnership with China's Cultural Industry Investment Fund (CCIF) and China's Media regulator (SARFT)

Appointments Until 2008

  • I worked for the BBC including as Head of Development for Documentary and Specialist Factual, working with BBC Channel Controllers and Genre Commissioners and leading a team of producers developing new content (formats, series, documentaries and drama documentaries) for BBC Television channels and platforms.
  • Previously he directed and produced a wide range of drama, documentary, current affairs, news, arts and entertainment programmes (Panorama, Rough Justice, Inside Story). In 2007 Film selected for the Input Festival in Geneva 2006 Nominated for a Grierson Documentary Awards for Best Drama Documentary.

2016

Understanding Media Production: A rejoinder to Murdock and Golding (2016)
Dwyer, P. 2016. Understanding Media Production: A rejoinder to Murdock and Golding. Media Culture and Society. 38 (8), pp. 1272-1275.

2015

Theorizing media production: the poverty of political economy (2015)
Dwyer, P. 2015. Theorizing media production: the poverty of political economy. Media, Culture & Society. 37 (7), pp. 988-1004.

2016

Managing Creativity in Media Organisations (2016)
Dwyer, P. 2016. Managing Creativity in Media Organisations. in: Lowe Gregory Ferrell and Brown Charles (ed.) Managing Media Firms and Industries Switzerland Springer. pp. 343-365

2013

Online Radio: A Social Media Business? (2013)
Dwyer, P. 2013. Online Radio: A Social Media Business? in: Friedrichsen, M. and Mühl-Benninghaus, W. (ed.) Handbook of social media management: value chain and business models in changing media markets Heidelberg ; New York ; Dordrecht ; London Springer. pp. 455-475

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