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 has served two terms as an elected university governor, director and trustee, and as an elected member of Academic Council, Westminster's highest academic committee. 

Graham's most recent books are Social Media (Routledge, second edition 2024) and Deepfakes (Polity, 2023).  He is also the author of Future Active (Routledge, 2002), Interpreting News (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), and Social Media (Routledge, first edition 2016). He is co-author of The Internet of Things with Mercedes Bunz (Polity, 2018) and of Media Convergence with Sherman Young (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). Graham is also co-editor of News Online (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and editor of The Routledge Companion to Media and Activism (2018).

Before joining Westminster as a full professor in 2013, 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 in his third term as 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 is 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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