Prof Graham Meikle

Prof Graham Meikle


Graham Meikle is Professor of Communication and Digital Media at the University of Westminster, and Director of its Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI). He is a National Teaching Fellow and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Graham is an elected university governor, director and trustee, and an elected member of Academic Council, Westminster's highest academic committee. 

Graham's eighth book, Deepfakes, was published by Polity in October 2022.  He is also the author of Social Media (2016), Interpreting News (2009) and Future Active (2002); co-author of The Internet of Things (with Mercedes Bunz, 2018) and Media Convergence (with Sherman Young, 2012); editor of The Routledge Companion to Media and Activism (2018) and co-editor of News Online (2011). 

Before joining Westminster, he was a senior lecturer at the University of Stirling (2007-13) and at Macquarie University in Sydney (1999-2007). He has a PhD in Media and Communication, and an MA in Media, Technology and Law, both from Macquarie University. Graham also has an MA (Hons) in English Literature from Edinburgh University, which included a year studying at the University of Pennsylvania. Before his academic career, he taught English in Japan, Ecuador, Spain and Australia.

Graham is an elected member of the national executive committee of MeCCSA (the subject association representing researchers and teachers of Media and Communication in UK higher education), and was a member of the civil society steering group for the Open Government Partnership in Scotland from 2019-21.


  • Communication and Media Research Institute