- Professor of Media Economics (Theatre, Film and Television Studies)
Gillian Doyle is Director of the Centre for Cultural Policy Research. She is an economist with special interest in media and cultural industries. Gillian worked as a media equities analyst for a leading Swiss bank and in financial journalism prior to setting up the UK’s first Masters programme in the area of media management and economics. She now leads the MSc in Media Management at the University of Glasgow and is one of the main contributors to the core teaching in this subject area.
Gillian’s research interests are related to media economics and media and cultural policy. Her work on the economics of mass media and on media ownership has been translated and published in several languages. She is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Media Economics, the International Journal on Media Management, Journalism: Theory Practice Criticism and of Media and Cultural Politics.
Gillian is Principal Investigator on 'Multi-platform media and the digital challenge: Strategy, Distribution and Policy' a major research project on economic and policy aspects of digital media convergence funded by the ESRC (2012-2015). Gillian is also Principal Investigator on an AHRC-funded project (2012-2014) to carry out research on the history of the UK Film Council and to analyse the policy implications of its closure for film in the digital era.
She was elected President of the Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI) – an association of scholars, policy makers, arts practitioners and others interested in economic aspects of cultural enterprises and industries – from 2008 - 2010. She has also been Treasurer and Membership Secretary of MeCCSA - the UK-wide trade association for HE professionals in media, communication and cultural studies - and served on the organisation's Executive Committee (by election) from 2003 - 2010.
Gillian is currently acting as a supervisor on a EU-funded study on 'European Union competencies in respect of media pluralism and media freedom' being produced by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) at the European University Institute in Florence. She served as a member of the quality control team for a major EU-funded research study on the use of Media Pluralism Indicators in member states in 2009. She has also worked as a consultant for the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on Media Concentrations and Pluralism (MM-CM).
Since 2004, Gillian has been Visiting Professor of Media Economics at the Institute for Media and Communications (IMK), University of Oslo.
In 2011, she taught at the University of Paris 1 Sorbonne as part of the Master 2 Droit, économie et gestion de l'audiovisuel.
2012-15: Principal Investigator, ‘Multi-platform media and the digital challenge: strategy, distribution and policy’, ESRC Research Grant.
2012-14: Principal Investigator, ‘The UK Film Council: a case study of film policy in Transition’, AHRC Research Grant.
2012-16: Co-Investigator, Centre for Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise & Technology (CREATe), RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models for the Creative Economy.
2011-12: Principal Investigator, ‘Audiovisual Trade and Cultural Policy’, OECD commission.