Professor Raymond Boyle
- Professor of Communications (Theatre, Film and Television Studies)
Deputy Director, CCPR
Raymond Boyle graduated in Media Studies and History from the University of Ulster and completed an MA by research in the School of Communications at Dublin City University. He worked for three years in the Communication Studies Department at Glasgow Caledonian University before joining Stirling University. He moved to CCPR in January 2007.
Recent research projects have included a study of the UK Film Council; media rights and sport: the media and the Commonwealth Games 2014 and a study of sports journalism and social media usage. He is currently writing a book about the Television talent industry due to be published late 2018.
His profile across academic, funded research and consultancy includes work within the broad areas of cultural and media policy. In particular he has developed an international reputation for research in the area of media and sports, which has included work on various aspects related to media policy (such as the relationship between new media and sports content) as well as the relationship between sport and its wider cultural and economic impact on society.
He has acted (2010 and 2011) as an academic advisor to the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) on media and entrepreneurship issues and with the Byron Review (2008) into Children and New Technology, published by the Department of Children, Schools and Families/DCMS. He has been involved in a number of research and consultancy projects around media issues, these have been funded by the Broadcasting Standards Council (1998); the European Institute for the Media (1999, 2000); The Home Office (2001, 2002); The Scottish Parliament (2001); FIFA (2003); DCMS (2005) and the AHRC (2009/11, 2012 - 2014). He is currently working with UEFA (2011 - ) and the University of Lausanne in the delivery of their Certificate in Football Management (CFM).
- 2012-14: Co- Investigator, ‘The UK Film Council: a case study of film policy in Transition’, AHRC Research Grant.
- 2013: Principal Investigator, Copyright, Football and European Media Rights, Centre for Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise & Technology (CREATe), RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models for the Creative Economy.
- 2009- 2012: Principal Investigator, Public Understanding of Business, AHRC Research Grant.
School PG Ethics Officer
- Editorial board of the journal Media, Culture and Society.
- Founding member of the Media and Sport Section of the IAMCR
- Advisory Board Member, Leisure Studies, Communication and Sport.
- Invited Professor of Olympism at the Centre for the Study of the Olympics (Barcelona, 2009)
Recent Talks and Presentations
- Boyle, R. (2017) Keynote Speaker: ‘Sport, Media and Digitization’ at the Hamburg International Symposium on Media, Economy and Sports. HafenCity University, Hamburg, 4 September.
- Boyle, R. (2017) Keynote Speaker: ‘Sporting Politics: Sport, Identity and Constitutional Crisis’ at the international conference on Regionalism, Nationalism and Contemporary International Sport, University of Vic, Catalunya, 30 June.
- Boyle, R (2017) Talent diversity: The television Industry, cultural intermediaries and new digital pathways, MECCSA Conference: Culture, Media, Equality, Freedom. 11-13 Jan., University of Leeds, 11 January.
- Raymond Boyle took part in a public panel discussion on Barca: Sport, Values and Identity with a Director from FC Barcelona hosted by the University of Glasgow and the Ramon Llull Institute at the University of Glasgow. The debate coincided with the visit of FC Barcelona to Glasgow to play their UEFA Champions League match with Celtic on 23 November, 2016 and was chaired by David Leask from The Herald.
- Boyle. R. (2016) Keynote Speaker on, The Role of the Media in the Governance of Sport, at Context of International Sport session of the Executive Masters in Sports Governance (MESGO), Sciences Po, Paris, 22 September.
- Raymond Boyle contributed on screen to the BAFTA winning BBC Scotland Documentary, Scotland’s Game: Episode 2, Perfect Storm, broadcast BBC 1 television 1 September, 2016.
- Attended the University of Oslo and CCPR RPG Exchange Symposium at the University of Oslo on 12 May, 2016.
- Boyle, R. (2016) The Talent Industry: Television, Cultural Intermediaries and New Digital Pathways, a paper at the Industry Panel session of Media Engagement: Connecting Production, Texts and Audiences An International Symposium, held at the University of Westminster on 4 May.
- Boyle, (2015) speaker and Panel member at BBC TRUST, Charter Renewal Event, Scotland, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 7 December.
- Boyle, R. (2015) Media Coverage of the 2014 Commonwealth Games and Glasgow as a Sports Host City, Plenary paper given at British sociological Association (BSA) Annual Conference, Glasgow, 15 April, 2015.
- Boyle, R. (2015) The Media and Public Engagement: Reflections of the Scottish Independence Referendum 2014. Keynote lecture given at Media Engagement Conference, Lund University, Sweden, 19 March, 2015.
- 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.