Phil Ramsey joined the University of Nottingham Ningbo China in January 2012. Prior to that he was at the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland), where he was PhD researcher at the Centre for Media Research (2007-2011), Research Associate in the School of Communication (2011), and Seminar Tutor and latterly part-time lecturer in the School of Media, Film & Journalism (2007-2012).
His research focuses primarily on political communication in the UK, public sphere theory and the relationship between media and democracy. Connected to this are questions concerning the role of public service broadcasters and the UK Parliament in the public sphere. He has published articles and chapters on the BBC, government communication under New Labour, and on various aspects of social and political life in the UK in relation to the Internet.