Journalism, media & communication Collaborative research

Colleagues in journalism, media & communication (JMC) have given evidence to the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press; the National Assembly of Wales’ suicide prevention inquiry; and The British Youth Council’s Youth Select Committee at the House of Commons on body image and its impact on the wellbeing of children and young people.

Our research has influenced the production of good practice reporting guidelines on Mental Health and Suicide and Violence Against Women. Strathclyde is also the lead academic partner in Gender Equal Media Scotland.

We play a leading role in shaping our field nationally. Karen Boyle is an elected member of the executive committee of the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association and a REF2021 sub-panel member for 34 (Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management).

Dr Michael Higgins and Visiting Professor Martin Montgomery are convenors of the international Ross Priory Broadcast Talk Group, and Higgins is also an active member (and former co-convenor) of the Media and Politics Group of the Political Studies Association.

Our staff serve on the Editorial Boards for major publishing series (the IB Tauris International Library of Gender and Popular Culture) and journals (Communication Theory, Feminist Media Studies, Journal of Language and Politics, Journalism Education, Journal of Interactive Advertising, Journal of Magazine Media, International Communication Research Journal).

We also bring to our research, professional experience in Journalism and Public Relations, and our staff are regularly called upon as expert commentators for broadcast and print media in the UK and beyond, on issues including journalism ethics, media reporting of death and trauma, body image, social media, media coverage of elections and political figures, and contemporary gender issues.

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