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Petros Iosifidis

Professor of Media & Communication Policy, City, University of London

Professor Iosifidis obtained his first degree in Sociology from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences of Athens. He then completed his MA in Communication Policy Studies at City, University of London and PhD in Media Policy at University of Westminster.

He participates in the Senior Management Team of the Dept. of Sociology, has directed the very successful MA media programmes (2000-16), the largest Research Centre in the Department (J. Tunstall Global Media Centre, 2010-17;, has offered a very strong profile for the previous RAE submissions, and is undertaking a leading role in the REF2021.

Professor Iosifidis has served on the Peer Review College of the Economic and Social Research Council (2011-18), he has been Vice-Chair of IAMCR Global Media Policy Working Group (2015-now) and has served as External Examiner at the University of Westminster and London Metropolitan University (2012-18).

He is author of 9 books including Reinventing Public Service Communication (2010), Public Television in the Digital Era (2012), Global Media and Communication Policy (2013), Public Sphere and Mediated Social Networks (2016, with M. Wheeler), Global Media & National Policies (2016, with T. Flew and J. Steemers), Digital Democracy, Internet Intermediaries and Disinformation (2020, with N. Nicoli).

Professor Iosifidis is an active member of the Department of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the interdisciplinary Centre for Law Justice & Journalism.

Specialisms: Broadcasting policy and regulation in Europe and beyond; Media concentration policy and media pluralism; The impact of technological convergence on regulatory frameworks; The information society, digital television and digital exclusion; The prospects of public service broadcasting in the digital era; Media governance and social networks; Sports and television.


  • –present
    Professor in Sociology, City, University of London


  • 1996 
    University of Westminster, PhD