Media & Communication

Mary Hogarth

Lecturer in Journalism

Areas of expertise

An experienced educator, media specialist, and writer, Mary Hogarth is an HEA Senior Fellow, who previously headed up Features Journalism at Southampton Solent University and now has a fractional post at Bournemouth University. With more than 20 years’ industry experience – including managing editor at Writers International Ltd overseeing two national titles – Mary set up a… Read more »

Candida Yates

Professor Candida Yates

Professor of Culture & Communication

Areas of expertise

Candida Yates is a Director of the AHRC Media and the Inner World research network (MiW) and has published widely on the themes of popular culture, psychoanalysis and identity. She also has a particular interest in gender and emotion in popular culture and representations of mental health and in the media and popular culture. She has been interviewed… Read more »

Ashley Woodfall

Dr Ashley Woodfall

Senior Lecturer in Media Theory & Practice

Areas of expertise

Prior to joining BU, Ashley’s career spanned camerawork, producing and directing for companies like MTV, LWT, Nickelodeon and BBC Children’s TV. He has worked on news, factual programmes, promos, commercials, entertainment and comedy – often creating media with an interactive slant, and mostly within children’s television. Ashley is co-editor of the Children’s Media Foundation research blog and his… Read more »

Einar Thorsen

Dr Einar Thorsen

Principal Lecturer in Journalism & Communication

Areas of expertise

Einar’s research interests lie in how social media is used to disseminate news and the reporting of political events in the media. He also has a particular interest in citizen journalism, user-generated content, crisis journalism and whistleblowing in the press. He is the Associate Director of the Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community and… Read more »

Bronwen Thomas

Dr Bronwen Thomas

Associate Professor

Areas of expertise

Bronwen is Director of the Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community at BU and has published widely on narrative theory, contemporary literature, digital writing and reading, and online communities. She recently led a project examining the effects of digitization on readers and reading. Current projects involve a study of literature and social media, and… Read more »

Emma Scattergood

Emma Scattergood

Senior Lecturer in English & Communication

Areas of expertise

A former magazine journalist who also writes women’s fiction, Emma teaches writing, editing, publishing and feature writing at BU. Emma is also the editorial director of Fresher Publishing, which runs a public creative writing prize and takes creative writing workshops into primary schools. She is passionate about the power of creative writing for personal development. In her own writing,… Read more »

Julia Round

Dr Julia Round

Principal Lecturer in Communication, Literature & Linguistics

Areas of expertise

Julia’s research and teaching interests include gothic, comics, adaptation and children’s literature. She is editor of the peer-reviewed academic journal Studies in Comics and has recently published the book Gothic in Comics and Graphic Novels: A Critical Approach and edited the book Real Lives, Celebrity Stories. She has received AHRC funding to explored how digital technologies –… Read more »

Liisa Rohumaa

Liisa Rohumaa

Lecturer in Online Journalism

Areas of expertise

Liisa is a specialist in online journalism and is former deputy editor of She began her career in local newspapers, then worked for BBC Worldwide, The Daily Telegraph and the Financial Times and is often praised for the strength of her media contributions. She is the co-author of The Online Journalism Handbook and a regular contributor… Read more »

William Proctor

Dr William Proctor

Lecturer in Media, Culture & Communication

Areas of expertise

William’s research interests and expertise are in the areas of media franchising, popular culture and branding. He has written widely on television, film and music including topics such as Star Wars, Batman, James Bond, Spider-Man, The Walking Dead, One Direction fans, and film remakes and adaptations. He also has a particular interest in Nordic noir film and… Read more »

Iain MacRury

Professor Iain MacRury

Deputy Dean in Research & Professional Practice

Areas of expertise

Iain is an expert cultural and social analyst. He has undertaken research and published papers and books on the Olympics, sport, regeneration and legacy, advertising, social media, stand-up comedy, reality TV, cars and culture, science fiction, mobile communication and higher education policy. Iain has undertaken research projects for the London Assembly, HSBC, Motorola, and BMW. He has… Read more »