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Lecturer, Sociology, Glasgow University, University of Glasgow

Dr Catherine Happer is a Lecturer in Sociology (Media and Comms) at the University of Glasgow. Her work looks at audience reception and social change, with a particular focus on the impact of media coverage of climate change/sustainability and the potential for behavioural change. She previously worked in the BBC audience research department and as a Television Researcher/Assistant Producer before returning to the University of Glasgow. She is co-author with Professor Greg Philo called Communicating Climate Change and Energy Security: New Methods in Understanding Audiences.


  • 2011–present
    Research Associate, Glasgow University Media Group


  • 2001 
    Lancaster University, PhD
  • Glasgow, UK
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