I am Assistant Head of the Westminster School of Media and Communication and a Reader in Media and Communication. I joined the University of Westminster in 2020, having previously worked at the University of Leicester (2008-2020) and Institute of Education, University of London (2007-2008). I have a PhD in Education from the Institute of Education, MA in Media Studies, MRes in Educational and Social Research, and BA (Hons) in Film and American Studies. My research focuses on ethics, qualitative research method, and the study of media audiences and online fan communities.
I am the author of Diagramming the Social: Relational Method in Research (with Russell Dudley-Smith) (Routledge, 2020) and Undoing Ethics: Rethinking Practice in Online Research (Springer, 2012). I have published in journals including Qualitative Research, Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, British Educational Research Journal and Forum: Qualitative Social Research. My most recent project is the Bloomsbury Handbook of Online Research Ethics, which I am co-editing with Elizabeth Buchanan.