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 (2019) and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2017), and has led Westminster's MA in Social Media and Digital Communication since 2013. 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). Graham's next book, a completely revised and updated second edition of Social Media, will be published by Routledge in April 2024.

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 a member of the expert Advisory Group for the QAA Subject Benchmark Statement in Communication, Media, Film and Cultural Studies. He is a reviewer for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme through Advance HE. Graham was a member of the civil society steering group for the Open Government Partnership in Scotland from 2019-21. He has been External Examiner on Master's programmes at Cardiff, Loughborough, King's College London, and University College London.

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