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Professor, Journalism, Swansea University

As a multidisciplinary researcher, Richard is interested in quantifying trends and patterns in the ways that we consume news, and how social, financial and political issues are covered by news outputs ranging from TV and radio to online blogging and social media.

One of his main areas of interest is political communication and the coverage of elections. He has published many journal articles and is the co-author of a recent book published by Polity called “Reporting Elections: rethinking the Logic of Campaign Coverage”.

He is the Head of Media and Communication at Swansea University. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

As a freelance journalist he has written for many of the most prestigious cricket publications including Wisden Cricket monthly magazine (cricket's "bible"), All Out Cricket (online and in print), The Nightwatchman, ESPN Cricinfo and Cricket Ireland. He was interviewed by the BBC about the 2019 Men's Cricket World Cup. Richard has also contributed to several books on cricket history and his book about 1,000 years of cricket history entitled "Cricketing Lives: A Characterful History" was published by Reaktion Books in May, 2021 and then by Speaking Tiger Books in India in 2023, and was well received.


  • 2016–present
    Lecturer in Journalism, Leeds Trinity University
  • 2021–present
    Associate Professor in Journalism, Swansea University
  • 2018–2021
    Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Swansea University