Media and Culture Research Centre members

Dr Simon Mills, Centre Director and Associate Professor in New Media 

De Montfort University
Clephan 1.32a
The Gateway
Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 250 6344
Twitter: @dmu_mcrc

Areas of expertise: Gilbert Simondon, technology, philosophy, digital and networked media

Shardia Briscoe-Palmer, Lecturer - Media, Race and Social Justice

De Montfort University
Gateway 2.12
The Gateway
Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0) 116 207 8515

Areas of expertise: politics of black masculinity, race and media, the politics of gender, race and social injustices

Dr Alastair Gordon, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications

T: +44 (0)116 250 6508

Areas of expertise: punk, global subcultures and paranormal media

Dr Julia Havas, Lecturer in Media and Communication

T: +44 (0)116 250 3809

Areas of expertise: television aesthetics and politics, feminism in screen media, transcultural film and TV

Dr Indrani Lahiri, Lecturer in Public Relations

T: +44 (0)116 250 7859

Areas of expertise: digital society and media, public relations, political communication

Dr Keith Scott,Senior Lecturer

T: +44 (0)116 250 6188

Dr Paul Smith, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication

T: +44 (0)116 250 8399

Areas of expertise: global sports media rights, media policy/regulation and the contemporary media industries

Associate members

Mike Dines, Senior Research Fellow

A dynamic and creative practitioner and leader in cultural studies, popular music, academia and education. Extensive experience of delivering high quality teaching in cultural studies, music and the performing arts.  A keen collaborator, writer and musician with a variety of academic publications and papers and co-founder/Chair of the Punk Scholars Network. Combines an ability to inspire and enthuse with solid musical knowledge and qualifications including a PhD and PGCE and is currently completing a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. Holds a passion for Kantian aesthetics and punk rock: as well as being an accomplished classical pianist. 

Professor Matthew Hibberd, Visiting Professor

Professor Matthew Hibberd is Professor of Media Management, Media Economics and Media and Cultural Industries at Università Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano, Switzerland. From 2011 to 2016 he was Head of the Communications, Media and Culture and Professor of Communications, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. He was a Professor at the Libera Università Internazionale per gli Studi Sociali (LUISS), Rome, from 2008-2015 and also held the same position at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome from 2005-2013. He is a Fellow of the UK College of Teachers (FCollT) and the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Professor Hibberd has been Principal Investigator on a number of internationally-funded teaching and research projects.

David Marsh, Visiting Professor

David Marsh is a British political scientist. He was previously Director of the Research School of Social Sciences at ANU. Prior to this he was Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Birmingham, and also worked at the University of Strathclyde and the University of Essex.

Marsh's publications include Theory and Methods in Political Science (co-edited with Gerry Stoker, Palgrave Macmillan, 1995/2002/2010), Demystifying Globalization (co-edited with Colin Hay, Macmillan/St Martin's Press, 2000) and The New Politics of British Trade Unionism: Union Power and the Thatcher Legacy (Macmillan, 1992). He has published over 90 articles and book chapters during his career