Recent Talks and Presentations
2010: The Communications Policy landscape in the UK, invited talk, at the Cultural Industries seminar, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Culture Ministry, Argentine government, Buenos Aires, 13 August.
2010: The Television Entrepreneurs, invited talk, at the Cultural Industries seminar, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Culture Ministry, Argentine government, Buenos Aires, 12 August.
2010: Citizen Sport? Television, Sport and National Events in the UK, paper presented at IAMCR 2010, Braga, Portugal, 19 July, 2010.
2010: Sport, the BBC and Journalism in the Digital Age, Public lecture sponsored by O Jogo newspaper and University of Porto, Porto, 25 May, 2010.
When Football Meets Identity: The Case of Celtic FC and FC Barca, public lecture at the Olympic Museum, CEO-AUB, Barcelona, 13 October, 2009 http://olympicstudies.uab.es/eng/amplia.asp?id_home=87.
Sport and the Media in the UK, Plenary lecture at the University of Malaga Summer School, August, 2009.
2009: Representations of Entrepreneurship on the Small Screen: How Programmes such as The Apprentice Work to Normalise and Encourage Entrepreneurial Activity in Society. 4th European Conference of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Antwerp, 10 September, 2009.
Presented a series of five talks on broadcasting policy and sports journalism at the Universities of Bergen and Oslo in October, 2008.
Game On or Game Over? Sports Content in the Digital Age, invited presentation at the industry conference Media and Sports: new rules of the Game, Secretariat General of Communication and Information, Athens, Greece, 7 May, 2008.
A Nation of Entrepreneurs? Television, Social Change and The Rise of the Entrepreneur, paper presented at Transforming Audiences conference, University of Westminster, London, 6 September, 2007.
Sports Journalism and Communication: Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age, Paper presented at the 2007 Asia Communication and Media Forum, Communication University of China, Beijing, September 2007.
The 2012 London Olympic Games: A comparative study of UK national and local press coverage 2005 – 2007, paper presented at the IAMCR, Media, Communication and Information conference in Paris, 23 July, 2007 (with Garry Whannel).
2007: Public Support for the Creative Industries in Scotland, A report prepared for the Centre for Cultural Policy Research/Scottish Arts Council seminar on ‘The Creative Industries in Scotland’, held at the Gilmorehill Centre, University of Glasgow, 30 April 2007 (with Lynne Hibberd and Maggie Magor).
2005: (with Matthew Hibberd) Review of current research on the impact of violent video games on children’s behaviour, Commissioned Report for the Prime Minister’s Office, submitted through the Department of Media, Culture and Sport and Department of Trade and Industry, March.
2003: Football, New Media and Community in the Digital Age, Commissioned research for the Centre for International Study of Sport, Neuchatel, Switzerland, as part of Joao Havelenge Scholarship.
Contributor with Philip Schlesinger and Maggie Magor, 2002, (both now CCPR members) to: The Police Perspective on Sex Offenders Orders: A preliminary review of policy and practice, Police Research Series paper 155, The Home Office.