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I joined University of Westminster’s Sociology team in 2008 where my specialist teaching is in media, globalisation and research methods.
My PhD research, which I completed in 2000 at the London School of Economics, examined the development of British media as an institution of ‘culture industry’ and an integral component of global economy. My first book, published in 2006, is closely, but not entirely, related to my doctoral research and is entitled: ‘Manufactured Schema: Thatcher, the Miners and the Culture Industry’.
I am a qualified higher education teacher. I received my first teaching qualification (PGCE-FE) in 1997.In 2016, I gained, with distinction, a Professional Recognition and Enhancement Scheme for Teaching (PRESTige) and received Fellowship of UK’s Higher Education Academy.
In terms of impact, I have external association with the University of St Thomas in Minnesota, USA. I teach one of their main courses in ‘Inter-Cultural Communication’ in London. I also co-supervise Masters’ thesis at the University of Hamburg in Germany.
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