I have 20 years’ experience of information technology and digital media. During this time, I have developed an international research profile alongside performing significant research leadership roles and contributing to teaching and learning activity.
I have interests in the use and non uses of digital media, digital methods, gender and sexuality. I have published in journals such as Cultural Sociology, First Monday, Information, Communication and Society and New Media and Society and with publishers such as Palgrave MacMillan and Routledge. I am currently writing a book, contracted by MIT Press, with Susanna Paasonen (Turku, Finland) and Kylie Jarret (Maynooth, Ireland) on the phenomena of the tag, not safe for work (NSFW).
Before returning to Salford in 2016, I was Research Capacity Building Chair at QUT's Digital Media Research Centre (2013-2016) and was included in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia exercise. The submission was rated 5 in Media and Communication – the highest possible. I have collaborated widely with other researchers across a number of fields and disciplines including sociology, media and cultural studies, communication studies, computer science, design, public health, information systems and management studies. I engage with mainstream media such as ITV, the BBC, BBC Radio 4.
2015-Present, Assoicate Editor - Social Media and Society
2012-Present, Senior Editor - Journal of Information Technology
2012-Present, Associate Editor – New Media and Society
2012-Present, Asso... more >>.
2012 European Conference on Information Systems
2011 International Conference on Information Systems
2011 European Conference on Information Systems
2011 MeCCSA Annual Conference
2010 International C... more >>.
- 2012 Organizing Chair: Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference – ir 13.0. See: http://ir13.aoir.org/
- 2012 Organizer (with Griffiths, Lincoln and Sawyer): #DigCult12 Theory, Context a... more >>.
Current member: EPSRC Peer Review College and the AHRC Peer Review College.
Current member: AHRC Knowledge Exchange Panel
Current member: AHRC Strategy Panel
Current member: AHRC International Panel