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Lecturer in Communications, Media and Culture​, University of Stirling

Steven Harkins is a lecturer in Communications, Media and Culture at the University of Stirling. His research interests centre around journalism studies, the sociology of the mass media and political communication.

His most recent research examined the way that poverty has been framed by the British press. His current research centres around news framing of poverty during the 'golden age' of capitalism. He is also developing research into international news coverage of climate change.


  • 2019–present
    Lecturer, University of Stirling
  • –present
    ESRC funded PhD Candidate in Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield


  • 2017 
    University of Sheffield, PhD
  • 2011 
    University of Strathclyde, MSc Media & Communications Research
  • 2010 
    University of Stirling, BA (Hons) Politics and Journalism Studies