Media & Communication

Dr Yugin Teo

Dr Yugin Teo

Senior Lecturer in Communications & English

Areas of expertise

Yugin is a researcher in contemporary literature and film, with expertise and publications on the British author and Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro, memory, and science fiction. His work has expanded into representations of nostalgia, dementia, and the role of robot carers in fiction. He is currently a co-editor for a special issue on nostalgia for… Read more »

Dr Brad Gyori

Principal Academic in Digital Storytelling

Areas of expertise

Brad studies how new media stories work by creating them. His practice-based research includes elements that are interactive, multi-media, transmedia and location-aware. Brad is particularly interested in how different virtual and physical contexts influence user experience (UX), narrative enjoyment, retention and comprehension. As a television writer-producer, he worked for networks including MTV, VH1, FX, E!… Read more »

Mary Hogarth

Senior Lecturer in Journalism

Areas of expertise

Educator, media specialist, and writer, Mary Hogarth was previously Head of Features Journalism at Solent University and is now a Senior Lecturer in Journalism at Bournemouth University. With more than 20 years’ industry experience, Mary set up The Magazine Expert Ltd consultancy practice in 2015, specialising in new title launches (print, online and digital), audience engagement,… 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 Principal Academic 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

Professor Einar Thorsen

Executive Dean, Faculty of Media & Communication

Areas of expertise

Professor Thorsen is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Media & Communication at Bournemouth University. 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…. Read more »

Bronwen Thomas

Dr Bronwen Thomas

Professor of English and New Media

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

Associate Senior Lecturer in Journalism

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

Associate Professor of English and Comics Studies

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 organiser of the annual International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference. Her publications include the book Gothic in Comics and Graphic Novels: A Critical Approach, and the co-edited collection Real Lives, Celebrity Stories…. Read more »

William Proctor

Dr William Proctor

Associate Professor in Popular Culture

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 »