Media & Communication

Dr Yugin Teo

Dr Yugin Teo

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

Senior Lecturer 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

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 HEA Senior Fellow with a fractional post 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… 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

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

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 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 »

Liisa Rohumaa

Liisa Rohumaa

Lecturer in Online Journalism

Areas of expertise

Liisa is a specialist in online journalism and is former deputy editor of FT.com. 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 »