Professor of Communications Research, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Co-Director of the Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre @JennyKitzinger, Cardiff University

Jenny Kitzinger is Professor of Communications Research at Cardiff University, the School of Journalism, Media and Culture. She is also co-director, with Professor Celia Kitzinger, of the Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre which specializes in examining social and ethical aspects of the vegetative and minimally conscious state (see www.cdoc.org.uk).

The academic work has been translated into a resource for families, health care practitioners, lawyers, researchers, journalists and policy makers (see www.healthtalk.org/peoples-experiences/nerves-brain) which includes 250 film clips of family members talking about their experiences of having a relative in a vegetative and minimally conscious states, alongside interviews from experts and clear medical and legal information.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Communications Research, Co-Director of the Coma & Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre

Education

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    Cambridge University, BA Hons
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    Glasgow University, PhD