Catherine Happer

  • Senior Lecturer - University of Glasgow

Research interests

I am a media sociologist with particular interested in the role of the media in the construction of public understanding and belief with particular focus on media accounts of climate change and environmentalism.

I have looked in depth at how the public assess the trust and credibility of sources such as scientists, and how particular framings might be responded to - eg differences in attitudes across class, age and identity groups.  I have looked at how media might shift behaviour in the area of, for example, meat consumption.