CCPR Alumni

CCPR has a strong record of completion of PhD in Media and Communication Studies, Creative Industries, Cultural Policy and Journalism Studies with our graduates entering a range of destinations, with many embarking on an academic career in the area of media and communications both in the UK and internationally. 

The Centre sits within the School of Culture and Creative Arts (SCCA) and the College of Arts and Humanities, both of which also offer a range of graduate support and networking opportunities through the College Graduate School.‌

Previous Postgraduate Researchers

  • 2018: Clare Edwards completed her Ph.D research that examined Cultural Policy in Glasgow, 1970-1989
  • 2018: Angela Esposito completed her Ph.D research that examined International food television show formats in the digital era
  • 2017: Nicola Johnson completed her Ph.D research that examined Television in Scotland: an assessment of the broadcasting landscape: past, present and potential futures
  • 2017: Omar Daoudi completed his Ph.D research that examined YouTube-based programming and the Saudi Youth: exploring the economic, political and cultural context of YouTube in Saudi Arabia
  • 2017: Miao Huang completed her Ph.D research that examined the digital transition in the Chinese newspaper Industry.
  • 2016: Ana Moraes completed her Ph.D for her thesis 'Film Policy in Practice: A case study of Scottish Screen‘s funding schemes'. 
  • 2015: Mike Flood-Page completed his Ph.D research that explored the development of BBC on-demand strategy during its last Charter renewal bid through three case studies: the Public Value Test, the iPlayer service and the BBC Creative Archive.
  • Tonia Lu completed her Ph.D research entitled ‘Lost in Location? Arts Development and Policy in Rural Scotland’ examining arts development and policy in rural Scotland in recent years. It looked at the relationship between arts policy and arts development practice in rural Scotland and the impacts and (dis)connections that the nation-wide arts policy has had on arts in rural Scotland, particularly during a period of major change in Scottish arts policy between 2010 and 2013. 
  • 2013: Steven Boyer completed his Ph.D. research into the relationship between the digital games industry and gaming audiences in both the United States and the United Kingdom. The work focused specifically on how the industry conceptualizes its audiences.
  • 2013: Won Kyung Jeon completed her Ph.D research that examined the Korean cultural export policy since the late 1990s. Her work focused on explaining and making sense of the policy underpinning the ‘Korean wave’ of popular culture exports.
  • 2013: Andrew McWhirter completed his AHRC funded Ph.D into the role of the film critic in the digital age. The work focused on the shifting position of the critic in contemporary journalism.
  • 2012: Jenny Attala completed her AHRC-funded collaborative PhD on Flagship Festivals working with the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF).  Her thesis looked at the proliferation of festivals worldwide and how the EIF maintained pre-eminence in a fast changing context. 
  • 2012: Jong-Eun Chung’s research focused on the similarities and differences between creative/cultural industries policies of the UK and South Korea.  He is now a lecturer in Seoul National University, Jeonju University and Chugye University for the Arts.
  • 2011: Ying-Chieh Chiu’s PhD research examined the process of cultural policy-making in the museum sector in Taiwan and Scotland by applying a case-based cross-national comparative methodology.  Her thesis explored the factors influencing policy development in different national contexts, covering historical outcomes and structural issues. It also specified causes and consequences of a museum’s operations in response to the policy process.
  • 2011:  Christine Lohmeier's PhD was titled 'Migrant Communication: Cuban-Americans and the Media'.  She has now been appointed to a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Munich.  Christine is working in the editorial office of the journal Communication Theory as well as pursuing her own research projects.
  • 2010: Floris Langen's PhD research was on the cultural policy of the European Union, focusing specifically on the development of the EU’s Culture Programme (2007-2013).  Floris has since been appointed to a Lectureship in Arts Policy and Management at Stenden University in the Netherlands.
  • 2009: Caitriona Noonan's work charted the historical evolution of religious programming on both radio and television, with a specific focus on ‘public service broadcasting’.  It also addressed cases unique to the British experience of religious broadcasting and the BBC in particular.  Caitriona has since been appointed to a Lectureship in Communication, Culture and Media at the University of Glamorgan.
  • 2009: Lynne Hibberd's AHRC-funded PhD was linked to the CCPR creativity project. Her PhD examined creative policy and practice in the film and television industries in Scotland, considering how ideas of cultural creativity and its economic significance have developed and exploring how these ideas have affected policy debate. The work investigates the connections between UK and Scottish levels of creative industries policy in light of the current debates over the future of public service broadcasting and the Scottish Government cultural policy framework. The research investigated what impact the differences in UK and Scottish policy have on creative practice in two institutions, BBC Scotland and Scottish Screen.
  • 2009: Rebecca Robinson held an AHRC-funded PhD studentship in collaboration with the National Theatre of Scotland (NTS). The research documented the formative years of this new and unique cultural institution, exploring how the NTS responded to its ‘national’ remit within the context of both post devolution Scotland and an increasingly globalized world in which the significance and boundaries of the ‘nation’ are often ambiguous and contested.  Prior to academic study, Rebecca trained and worked as an actress and is a co-founder and former board member of ‘benchtours’ Theatre Company.

Available through Enlighten

Lohmeier, Christine (2011) Migrant communication: Cuban-Americans and the media in Miami, FL. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

Langen, Floris (2010) EU Cultural Policy 1974 - 2007, PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

Hibberd, Lynne (2009) Creative industries policy and practice : A study of BBC Scotland and Scottish Screen. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

Noonan, Caitriona (2009) The Production of religious broadcasting: The Case of the BBC. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

Robinson, Rebecca (2009) 'From theory to practice: the National Theatre of Scotland 1999-2008', PhD, University of Glasgow.