Lecturer in Sociology, Aston University

Before joining Aston in 2016, I was a researcher at the University of Bath where I worked on the ESRC funded project, 'Understanding and Explaining Terrorism: Expertise in Practice'. I also completed my PhD research at Bath, examining how the collapse of social democracy and the rise of neoliberalism impacted on the BBC's organisational structure and culture; work which forms the basis of my book The BBC: Myth of a Public Service. My work is centrally concerned with the ideas and practices of powerful groups and actors, and the social networks which influence policy making.

Interests:

Media and Communications
Think tanks and policy networks
Elite social movements
Sociology of knowledge and expertise
Counter-terrorism and Islamophobia
Investigative research, social network analysis, visualisation

Experience

  • –present
    Researcher, University of Bath