Media & Communication

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 »

Kate Murphy

Dr Kate Murphy

Principal Academic in History

Areas of expertise

Kate joined Bournemouth University in 2012 after a 24-year career with the BBC, predominantly as a producer on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Her research interests include social history, notions of equality and women in radio. Her book Behind the Wireless: A History of Early Women at the BBC was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. In… Read more »

Stephen Jukes

Professor Stephen Jukes

Professor of Media & Communication

Areas of expertise

Stephen has spent a large part of his career as a foreign correspondent and media executive covering news in Europe, the Middle East and the United States for Reuters. In his final position for the news agency, he was Global Head of News, responsible for all editorial output including text, TV, news pictures and graphics. Before working at… Read more »

Sam Goodman

Dr Sam Goodman

Principal Academic in English & Communication

Areas of expertise

Sam’s research interests include identity, Britishness/Englishness (especially in relation to Brexit), the British Empire, and literature and culture in various forms from 1945-present. He has extensive expertise in medical humanities, particularly on the relationship between alcohol, health and medicine within historical and contemporary drinking cultures. Sam also has research interests in popular cultures, ranging from… Read more »

Karen Fowler-Watt

Dr Karen Fowler-Watt

Areas of expertise

As a senior BBC journalist, Karen  worked in Radio 4 News and Current Affairs as an output editor on The World at One, PM andThe World this Weekend. She was also a field producer in the Middle East, covering the Gulf Crisis and War in 1990/1 and producing news output from Moscow, Europe, Northern Ireland and the United States, with a… Read more »

Anna Feigenbaum

Dr Anna Feigenbaum

Principal Academic in Digital Storytelling

Areas of expertise

Anna’s work focuses on communication and social justice. She is co-author of the book Protest Camps and is currently writing a book on the history of tear gas in policing protests and crowd control. Anna also runs community workshops on data storytelling and digital communications skills, as well as providing consultancy to journalists, NGOs and cultural organisations,… Read more »

Hugh Chignell

Professor Hugh Chignell

Professor of Media History

Areas of expertise

Hugh is a broadcasting historian with a particular interest in the history of radio talks, news and current affairs as well as the history of radio drama. As Director of the Centre for Broadcasting History he is working to develop the university’s media archives and also UK national radio archives; in the latter case by working closely… Read more »

Richard Berger

Dr Richard Berger

Associate Professor of Media & Education

Areas of expertise

Richard has worked in education for over a decade and has run professional development workshops for teachers internationally, as well as conducting research for the BBC Trust, the Higher Education Academy and the UK Literacy Association. He lectures on education, literacy, English and adaptation studies with his interests focused on the area of adaptation and literacy – particularly… Read more »