Simon Cross is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies in the Department of English, Culture and Media at Nottingham Trent University.
He gained his PhD from the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. Between 1999 and 2003 he was employed full-time at Leicester University working on the undergraduate and postgraduate communication programmes.
Simon left to work at the University of Canterbury New Zealand, returning to the UK in the mid-2000s and was employed at the University of Lincoln before moving to NTU in 2008. He was also previously a tutor for Leicester’s DL programmes between 2004 and 2009.
Simon has published widely in the field of communications, media and cultural analysis on topics that include most recently: historical stereotypes of madness, comedy and mental distress, reporting offender-patients in the popular press, the image of ‘risky’ children in news media. His most recent major work is a book Mediating Madness: Mental Distress and Cultural Representation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).