PhD

I’m currently researching a PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London in its New Political Communication Unit.  I’m supervised by Dr Andrew Chadwick.

My research is attempting to explore how the increasingly complex networked communications environment is changing the way the power is mediated. My theoretical approach is rooted in framing theory which I’m trying combine with assemblage theory to enable analyses of networked communications to account for the dynamic and emergent media landscape; increasingly constituted by both material and phenomenological components. I intend to apply this framework to a number of case studies.

The ultimate aim is to identify and account for the role played by both recurring elements and practices in the shaping of communication ‘frames’. Ideally, this insight will be used to augment current political communications strategies.

If you have any questions about my research please feel free to contact me.