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Professor of English and New Media, Bournemouth University

Bronwen Thomas is a Professor in the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University. She has published widely on new media narratives and participatory cultures, and is currently researching the impact of digitisation on readers and reading, with funding from the AHRC. Before beginning her career in academia, Bronwen worked as a desk editor in publishing, working on lifestyle titles and sports books.


  • 1996–present
    Professor , Bournemouth University


  • 1995 
    Manchester University , PhD


  • 2016
    Moderating Readers and Reading Online , Language and Literature
  • 2016
    Narrative: the Basics , Routledge
  • 2011
    New Narratives: Stories and Storytelling in the Digital Age, University of Nebraska Press

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Digital Reading Research Network
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source: