Dr Paul Reilly

  • Senior Lecturer in Communications, Media & Democracy (Politics)

email: Paul.Reilly@glasgow.ac.uk
pronouns: He/him/his

613, Adam Smith Building, Bute Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RT

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6890-778X

Biography

I was appointed Senior Lecturer in Communications, Media and Democracy in the School of Social & Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow in June 2022. I am currently programme leader for the MSc Media, Culture & Society and coordinate modules such as Social Justice Activism in the Information Age and Media and Conflict Transformation in Divided Societies. Before moving to Glasgow, I was employed at the University of Sheffield as Senior Lecturer in Social Media & Digital Society (October 2015-May 2022) and  Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester (November 2009- September 2015). At Sheffield, I held a number of leadership roles including Deputy Director for PGR Student Affairs in the Faculty of Social Sciences (October 2016-September 2018), Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching (August 2019-May 2022) and Ethics Coordinator (October 2018-September 2021) within the Information School.  I was awarded the University of Leicester Teaching Fellowship in January 2014 in recognition of my contribution to the enhancement of teaching in the Department of Media and Communication through the development and promotion of digital media technologies. I also received the Leicester Students’ Union Superstar Award in May 2015 for my sensitivity to responding to student learning needs. I am a media and communication researcher with a specific interest in how social media are used to frame contentious political issues within divided societies. I have written two books on the role of the internet in conflict transformation in Northern Ireland (Framing the Troubles Online: Northern Irish Groups and Website Strategy and Digital Contention in a divided society: social media, parades and protest in Northern Ireland). My work has been published in a number of journals including European Journal of Communication, First Monday, Information, Communication & Society, Journalism, New Media & Society, and Policy & Internet. Recently completed research projects include a British Academy funded study of YouTube footage of the union flag protests in Northern Ireland, a study of how social media is used by first responders during crisis situations funded by the EU 7th Framework Programme for Research (FP7) and a Horizon 2020 funded study of how social media can be used to build community resilience against disasters. I am currently Vice-Chair of of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Crisis, Security and Conflict Communication Working Group, and was previously Chair of the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) Policy Network and Researcher-in-Residence at the Doc Media CentreI was a regular contributor to the LSE Democratic Audit blog and have appeared on media outlets including BBC News Channel, BBC News Arabic, BBC Radio Leicester, BBC Radio Sheffield and BBC Radio Ulster. I have been an invited speaker at events organised by the Arts Marketing Association (East Midlands), Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Committee on Culture, Science, the European Police College (CEPOL) and the Royal United Services Institute.

 

Research interests

My research interests include:

  • Crisis communication;
  • Digital activism;
  • Digital media and contentious parades and protests;
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and peace building;
  • Media and conflict transformation in divided societies;
  • Social media sousveillance;
  • Social media research ethics 

Publications

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2024

Reilly, P. (2024) Random access memories or clichéd representations? Exploring historical photographs of the troubles on Instagram. Information, Communication and Society, (doi: 10.1080/1369118X.2024.2332605) (Early Online Publication)

2023

Reilly, P. and Salojärvi, V. (Eds.) (2023) (De)constructing Societal Threats During Times of Deep Mediatization. Routledge. ISBN 9781032566825

Reilly, P. and Salojärvi, V. (2023) Introduction. In: Reilly, P. and Salojärvi, V. (eds.) (De)constructing Societal Threats During Times of Deep Mediatization. Routledge, pp. 1-5. ISBN 9781032566825

Ashwell, C. and Reilly, P. (2023) Resisting (everyday) racism on social media: analysing responses to the 2018 Mary Beard Twitterstorm. In: Poulakidakos, S., Veneti, A. and Rovisco, M. (eds.) Social Movements and Everyday Acts of Resistance: Solidarity in a Changing World. Series: Routledge Studies in Political Sociology. Routledge. ISBN 9781032201887

Ashwell, C. and Reilly, P. (2023) Exploring discourses of whiteness in the Mary Beard Oxfam-Haiti Twitterstorm. Information, Communication and Society, 26(10), pp. 1933-1953. (doi: 10.1080/1369118x.2022.2050417)

Özkula, S. M., Reilly, P. J. and Hayes, J. (2023) Easy data, same old platforms? A systematic review of digital activism methodologies. Information, Communication and Society, 26(7), pp. 1470-1489. (doi: 10.1080/1369118X.2021.2013918)

Demirdis, S., Vicari, S. and Reilly, P. (2023) Hashtag publics, networked framing and the July 2016 'coup' in Turkey. First Monday, 28(3), (doi: 10.5210/fm.v28i3.12867)

Reilly, P. and Gordon, F. (2023) Can social media help end the harm? Public information campaigns, online platforms, and paramilitary-style attacks in a deeply divided society. European Journal of Communication, 38(1), pp. 3-21. (doi: 10.1177/02673231221101865)

Reilly, P. (2023) Watching the watchers: sousveillance as a political response to surveillance society. In: Lilleker, D. and Veneti, A. (eds.) Research Handbook on Visual Politics. Series: Elgar handbooks in political science. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 395-406. ISBN 9781800376922 (doi: 10.4337/9781800376939.00040)

2022

Reilly, P. and Salojärvi, V. (2022) (De)constructing societal threats during times of deep mediatization. Communication Review, 25(3-4), pp. 147-151. (doi: 10.1080/10714421.2022.2139056)

2021

Reilly, P. (2021) Countering misinformation and disinformation during contentious episodes in a divided society: tweeting the 2014 and 2015 Ardoyne parade dispute. First Monday, 26(7), (doi: 10.5210/fm.v26i7.10303)

Dajer, D. and Reilly, P. (2021) Social media and intergroup contact during contentious episodes in divided societies: Comparative perspectives from Colombia and Northern Ireland. In: International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR 2021), Nairobi, Kenya, 11-15 July,

Reilly, P. and Gordon, F. (2021) Can social media really ‘End the Harm’? Stakeholder perspectives on the public awareness campaign against paramilitary-style attacks in Northern Ireland. In: International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR 2021), Nairobi, Kenya, 11-15 July,

Petersen, L., Fallou, L., Reilly, P. and Serafinelli, E. (2021) Expectations vs. practice in critical infrastructure operator crisis communication: lessons learned from Portugal, France, Norway, and Sweden. In: Beard, J. W. (ed.) Information Technology Applications for Crisis Response and Management. Series: Advances in human and social aspects of technology book series. IGI Global: Hershey, PA, pp. 24-50. ISBN 9781799872108 (doi: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7210-8.ch002)

Reilly, P. (2021) Digital Contention in a Divided Society: Social Media, Parades and Protests in Northern Ireland. Manchester University Press: Manchester. ISBN 9780719087073

Reilly, P. and Vicari, S. (2021) Organizational hashtags during times of crisis: analyzing the broadcasting and gatekeeping dynamics of #PorteOuverte during the November 2015 Paris terror attacks. Social Media and Society, 7(1), p. 2056305121995788. (doi: 10.1177/2056305121995788)

Murphy, S., Reilly, P. and Murphy, T. (2021) Assessing the potential use of blockchain technology to improve the sharing of public health data in a western Canadian province. Health and Technology, 11, pp. 547-556. (doi: 10.1007/s12553-021-00539-5) (PMID:33747707) (PMCID:PMC7961315)

Reilly, P. and Zhao, X. (2021) Breaking down barriers? ICTs, international students and intercultural communication within UK Higher Education institutions. In: Brassier-Rodrigues, C. and Brassier, P. (eds.) Internationalisation at Home: A Collection of Pedagogical Approaches to Develop Students' Intercultural Competences. Peter Lang: Oxford, pp. 157-178. ISBN 9782807619005

Veneti, A., Reilly, P. and Lilleker, D. G. (2021) The importance of space in photojournalists’ accounts of the anti-austerity protests in Greece. In: Morrison, J., Birks, J. and Berry, M. (eds.) Routledge Companion to Political Journalism. Routledge: London, pp. 394-403. ISBN 9780367248222

2020

Fenn, P. and Reilly, P. J. (2020) Problematising the use of Snapchat in higher education teaching and learning. Journal of Social Media for Learning, 1(1), pp. 140-146. (doi: 10.24377/LJMU.jsml.vol1article383)

Reilly, P. J. (2020) Curation, connections and creativity: reflections on using Twitter to teach digital activism. Journal of Social Media for Learning, 1(1), pp. 62-69. (doi: 10.24377/LJMU.jsml.vol1article356)

Ozkula, S., Reilly, P. and Hayes, J. (2020) Easy Data, Usual Suspects, Same Old Places? A Systematic Review of Methodological Approaches in Digital Activism Research Between 1995-2019. In: 21st Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR2020), 27-31 Oct 2020, (doi: 10.5210/spir.v2020i0.11298)

Reilly, P. (2020) Sousveillance. In: Baker, M., Blaagaard, B. B., Jones, H. and Pérez-González, L. (eds.) The Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media. Series: Critical perspectives on citizen media. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY. ISBN 9781138665569 (doi: 10.4324/9781315619811)

Reilly, P. (2020) Digital disinformation in a deeply divided society: reflections from Northern Ireland. In: Terzis, G., Kloza, D., Kużelewska, E. and Trottier, D. (eds.) Disinformation and Digital Media as a Challenge for Democracy. Series: European integration and democracy series (6). Intersentia: Cambridge, pp. 179-200. ISBN 9781780689753 (doi: 10.1017/9781839700422.012)

Veneti, A., Lilleker, D. G. and Reilly, P. (2020) Photographing the ‘battlefield’: the role of ideology in photojournalist practices during the anti-austerity protests in Greece. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 21(6), pp. 855-872. (doi: 10.1177/1464884918809521)

Reilly, P. J. (2020) PSNIRA vs. peaceful protesters? YouTube, sousveillance and the policing of the union flag protests. First Monday, 25(2), (doi: 10.5210/fm.v25i2.10232)

Petersen, L., Fallou, L., Reilly, P. J. and Serafinelli, E. (2020) Public expectations of critical infrastructure operators in times of crisis. Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, 5(1-2), pp. 62-77. (doi: 10.1080/23789689.2018.1469358)

2019

O'Reilly, M., Dogra, N., Hughes, J., Reilly, P. , George, R. and Whiteman, N. (2019) Potential of social media in promoting mental health in adolescents. Health Promotion International, 34(5), pp. 981-991. (doi: 10.1093/heapro/day056) (PMID:30060043) (PMCID:PMC6904320)

Petersen, L., Fallou, L., Reilly, P. and Serafinelli, E. (2019) Public expectations of social media use by critical infrastructure operators during crises: lessons learned from France. In: Murayama, Y., Velev, D. and Zlateva, P. (eds.) Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction: Second IFIP TC 5 DCITDRR International Conference, ITDRR 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria, October 25-27, 2017, Revised Selected Papers. Series: IFIP advances in information and communication technology (516). Springer: Cham, pp. 177-189. ISBN 9783030182922 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-18293-9_15)

2018

O'Reilly, M., Adams, S., Whiteman, N., Hughes, J., Reilly, P. and Dogra, N. (2018) Whose responsibility is adolescent’s mental health in the UK? Perspectives of key stakeholders. School Mental Health, 10(4), pp. 450-461. (doi: 10.1007/s12310-018-9263-6) (PMID:30464778) (PMCID:PMC6223973)

Reilly, P. and Gordon, F. (2018) Digital weapons in a post-conflict society. In: Mair, J., Clark, R., Snoddy, R. and Fowler, N. (eds.) Anti-Social Media? Abrams: London, pp. 29-34. ISBN 9781845497293

O’Reilly, M., Dogra, N., Whiteman, N., Hughes, J., Eruyar, S. and Reilly, P. (2018) Is social media bad for mental health and wellbeing? Exploring the perspectives of adolescents. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 23(4), pp. 601-613. (doi: 10.1177/1359104518775154) (PMID:29781314)

Tantanasi, I. et al. (2018) Report of organizational and societal resilience concepts applied to living labs. Project Report. EU Improver Project.

Serafinelli, E., Reilly, P. , Stevenson, R., Petersen, L., Fallou, L. and Carreira, E. (2018) A Communication Strategy to build Critical Infrastructure Resilience. Project Report. EU Improver Project.

Reilly, P. , Serafinelli, E., Stevenson, R., Petersen, L. and Fallou, L. (2018) Enhancing critical infrastructure resilience through information-sharing: recommendations for European critical infrastructure operators. In: Chowdhury, G., McLeod, J., Gillet, V. and Willett, P. (eds.) Transforming Digital Worlds: 13th International Conference, iConference 2018, Sheffield, UK, March 25-28, 2018, Proceedings. Series: Lecture notes in computer science (10766). Springer: Cham, pp. 120-125. ISBN 9783319781044 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-78105-1_15)

Petersen, L., Fallou, L., Havârneanu, G., Reilly, P. , Serafinelli, E. and Bossu, R. (2018) November 2015 Paris Terrorist Attacks and Social Media Use: Preliminary Findings From Authorities, Critical Infrastructure Operators and Journalists. In: 15th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2018), Rochester, NY, USA, 20-23 May 2018, pp. 629-638. ISBN 9780692127605

2017

Petersen, L., Fallou, L., Reilly, P. and Serafinelli, E. (2017) Should CI Operators Use Social Media to Communicate With the Public During Crisis Situations?: Lessons Learned From a Pilot Study in Oslo Harbour. In: 2017 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM), Münster, Germany, 11-13 Dec 2017, ISBN 9781538625538 (doi: 10.1109/ICT-DM.2017.8275697)

Petersen, L., Fallou, L., Reilly, P. and Serafinelli, E. (2017) European expectations of disaster information provided by critical infrastructure operators: lessons from Portugal, France, Norway and Sweden. International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, 9(4), pp. 23-48. (doi: 10.4018/IJISCRAM.2017100102)

Petersen, L., Fallou, L., Reilly, P. and Serafinelli, E. (2017) Public Expectations of Disaster Information Provided by Critical Infrastructure Operators: Lessons Learned from Barreiro, Portugal. In: 4th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management in Mediterranean Countries (ISCRAM-med 2017), Xanthi, Greece, 18-20 October 2017, pp. 193-203. ISBN 9783319676326 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-67633-3_16)

Petersen, L., Fallou, L., Reilly, P. J. and Serafinelli, E. (2017) Critical Infrastructure Operators, Risk Communication and Community Resilience. In: 12th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability (ICOSSAR 2017), TU Wien, Vienna, Austria, 6-10 August 2017, pp. 2407-2415. ISBN 97839030242812407

Reilly, P. (2017) Twitter, dual screening and the BBC Northern Ireland Leaders’ Debate. In: Thorsen, E., Jackson, D. and Lilleker, E. (eds.) UK Election Analysis 2017: Media, Voters and the Campaign. The Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community, Bournemouth University: Poole, England. ISBN 9781910042144

Reilly, P. , van Campen, S., Lonnermark, A., Criel, X., Hooft, S., Damen, J. and Edjossan-Sossou, A.M. (2017) Report on the Incident Evolution Tool initial testing simulations. Technical Report. CascEff Project.

Petersen, L., Fallou, L., Reilly, P. J. and Serafinelli, E. (2017) Exploring Public Expectations for Aid from Critical Infrastructure Operators. In: Critical Infrastructures: Preparedness & Resilience for the Security of Citizens and Security, 52nd European Security, Reliability & Data Association Seminar, Kaunas, Lithuania, 30-31 May 2017, pp. 70-81. ISBN 9789279738708

Petersen, L., Fallou, L., Reilly, P. and Serafinelli, E. (2017) Public Expectations of Social Media Use by Critical Infrastructure Operators in Crisis Communication. In: 14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2017), Albi, France, 21-24 May 2017, pp. 522-531.

Reilly, P. , Veneti, A. and Atanasova, D. (Eds.) (2017) Politics, Protest, Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. University of Sheffield.

2016

Reilly, P. (2016) Tweeting for peace? Twitter and the Ardoyne parade dispute in Belfast, July 2014. First Monday, 21(11), (doi: 10.5210/fm.v21i11.6996)

Lonnermark, A., Criel, X., Johansson, J., Cedergren, A., van Heuverswyn, K., Judek, C., Lange, D., Arnell, K. and Reilly, P. (2016) CascEff Glossary and Definitions. Documentation. European Commission.

Williams, H., Norman, A., Reilly, P. , Zhou, H. and Pe, C. (2016) Screencasts in engineering. Journal of Excellence in Teaching and Learning,

Petersen, L., Fallou, L., Reilly, P. J. , Serafinelli, E., Carreira, E. and Utkin, A. (2016) Social resilience criteria for critical infrastructures during crises. Project Report. European Commission.

Reilly, P. J. and Atanasova, D. (2016) A strategy for communication between key agencies and members of the public during crisis situations. Project Report. European Commission.

Melkunaite, L. et al. (2016) International Survey. Project Report. European Commission.

Reilly, P. and Atanasova, D. (2016) A report on the media and information flows during crisis situation. Project Report. European Commission.

Ronchi, E., Nieto Uriz, F., Criel, X. and Reilly, P. (2016) Modelling large-scale evacuation of music festivals. Case Studies in Fire Safety, 5, pp. 11-19. (doi: 10.1016/j.csfs.2015.12.002)

Bram, S. et al. (2016) Decision-making and human behavior in emergencies with cascading effects. Documentation. CascEff. (doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.18977.71529).

Reilly, P. and Trevisan, F. (2016) Researching protest on Facebook: developing an ethical stance for the study of Northern Irish flag protest pages. Information Communication and Society, 19(3), pp. 419-435. (doi: 10.1080/1369118X.2015.1104373)

Serafinelli, E. and Reilly, P. (2016) SPEAK: Crisis Communication During Cascading Disasters. In: 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference: Integrative Risk Management - Towards Resilient Cities, IDRC Davos 2016, 28 Aug-1 Sept 2016, pp. 559-561.

2015

Amon, F., Lindstrom, J., Lindstrom, P., Lange, D., Lonnermark, A., Svensson, S., Ronchi, E., Nieto Uriz, F., Criel, X. and Reilly, P.J. (2015) Effects of human activities on the progression and development of large scale crises, EC FP7 CascEff Project Deliverable 3.2, European Commission FP7. Project Report. SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut.

Reilly, P. (2015) Every little helps? YouTube, sousveillance and the ‘anti-Tesco’ riot in Stokes Croft. New Media and Society, 17(5), pp. 755-771. (doi: 10.1177/1461444813512195)

Reilly, P. (2015) Screencasts in Media Studies. Journal of Excellence in Teaching and Learning,

Young, O. and Reilly, P. (2015) Social Media, Parades and Protest. Project Report. Northern Ireland Community Relations Council.

2014

Reilly, P. and Trevisan, F. (2014) Bringing the United Kingdom and Europe closer together? Search engine use during the global recession. In: ISA's 55th Annual Convention: Spaces and Places Geopolitics in an Era of Globalization, Toronto, Canada, 26-29 Mar 2014,

Reilly, P. (2014) The ‘Battle of Stokes Croft’ on YouTube: the development of an ethical stance for the study of online comments. In: SAGE Research Methods Cases. SAGE. ISBN 9781473946712 (doi: 10.4135/978144627305013509209)

Claydon, E.A., Gunter, B. and Reilly, P. (2014) Dis/Enablement? An analysis of the representation of disability on british terrestrial television pre-and post-Paralympics. In: Jackson, D., Hodges, C. E.M., Molesworth, M. and Scullion, R. (eds.) Reframing Disability? Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics. Routledge: London, pp. 37-54. ISBN 9781315757285 (doi: 10.4324/9781315757285)

Trevisan, F. and Reilly, P. (2014) Ethical dilemmas in researching sensitive issues online: lessons from the study of British disability dissent networks. Information, Communication and Society, 17(9), pp. 1131-1146. (doi: 10.1080/1369118X.2014.889188)

2013

Reilly, P. (2013) The right blend? The use of Blackboard to support international dissertation students. Journal of Excellence in Teaching and Learning,

Reilly, P. (2013) Ourselves alone (but making connections): The social media strategies of Sinn Fein. In: Nixon, P., Rawal, R. and Mercea, D. (eds.) Politics and the Internet in Comparative Context: Views from the cloud. Routledge: London, pp. 154-168. ISBN 9780203798331 (doi: 10.4324/9780203798331)

Reilly, P. (2013) Ourselves alone (but making connections): The social media strategies of Sinn Fein. In: Nixon, P., Rawal, R. and Mercea, D. (eds.) Politics and the Internet in Comparative Context. Taylor & Francis, pp. 154-168. ISBN 9780203798331

2012

Reilly, P. (2012) Community worker perspectives on the use of new media to reconfigure socio-spatial relations in Belfast. Urban Studies, 49(15), pp. 3385-3401. (doi: 10.1177/0042098012440464)

Reilly, P. (2012) Book Review: Communication Ethics Now. Media, War and Conflict, 5(1), pp. 87-89. (doi: 10.1177/1750635211434374a)[Book Review]

Reilly, P. (2012) Book Review: Social Cohesion and Counter-terrorism: A Policy Contradiction? Urban Studies, 49(2), pp. 451-453. (doi: 10.1177/0042098011430130)[Book Review]

2011

Reilly, P. (2011) 'Anti-social' networking in Northern Ireland: policy responses to young people's use of social media for organizing anti-social behavior. Policy and Internet, 3(1), pp. 1-23. (doi: 10.2202/1944-2866.1071)

Reilly, P. (2011) The Troubles Online: Northern Irish political groups and website strategy. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719082337

2008

Reilly, P. (2008) 'Googling' Terrorists: Are Northern Irish terrorists visible on Internet search engines? In: Spink, A. and Zimmer, M. (eds.) Web Search: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Series: Information Science and Knowledge Management (14). Springer, pp. 151-175. ISBN 9783540758280 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-75829-7_10)

2005

Reilly, P. (2005) Civil society, the Internet and terrorism: Case studies from Northern Ireland. In: Oates, S., Owen, D. and Gibson, R. K. (eds.) The Internet and Politics: Citizens, Voters and Activists. Routledge, pp. 106-120. ISBN 9780203017531 (doi: 10.4324/9780203017531-15)

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Articles

Reilly, P. (2024) Random access memories or clichéd representations? Exploring historical photographs of the troubles on Instagram. Information, Communication and Society, (doi: 10.1080/1369118X.2024.2332605) (Early Online Publication)

Ashwell, C. and Reilly, P. (2023) Exploring discourses of whiteness in the Mary Beard Oxfam-Haiti Twitterstorm. Information, Communication and Society, 26(10), pp. 1933-1953. (doi: 10.1080/1369118x.2022.2050417)

Özkula, S. M., Reilly, P. J. and Hayes, J. (2023) Easy data, same old platforms? A systematic review of digital activism methodologies. Information, Communication and Society, 26(7), pp. 1470-1489. (doi: 10.1080/1369118X.2021.2013918)

Demirdis, S., Vicari, S. and Reilly, P. (2023) Hashtag publics, networked framing and the July 2016 'coup' in Turkey. First Monday, 28(3), (doi: 10.5210/fm.v28i3.12867)

Reilly, P. and Gordon, F. (2023) Can social media help end the harm? Public information campaigns, online platforms, and paramilitary-style attacks in a deeply divided society. European Journal of Communication, 38(1), pp. 3-21. (doi: 10.1177/02673231221101865)

Reilly, P. and Salojärvi, V. (2022) (De)constructing societal threats during times of deep mediatization. Communication Review, 25(3-4), pp. 147-151. (doi: 10.1080/10714421.2022.2139056)

Reilly, P. (2021) Countering misinformation and disinformation during contentious episodes in a divided society: tweeting the 2014 and 2015 Ardoyne parade dispute. First Monday, 26(7), (doi: 10.5210/fm.v26i7.10303)

Reilly, P. and Vicari, S. (2021) Organizational hashtags during times of crisis: analyzing the broadcasting and gatekeeping dynamics of #PorteOuverte during the November 2015 Paris terror attacks. Social Media and Society, 7(1), p. 2056305121995788. (doi: 10.1177/2056305121995788)

Murphy, S., Reilly, P. and Murphy, T. (2021) Assessing the potential use of blockchain technology to improve the sharing of public health data in a western Canadian province. Health and Technology, 11, pp. 547-556. (doi: 10.1007/s12553-021-00539-5) (PMID:33747707) (PMCID:PMC7961315)

Fenn, P. and Reilly, P. J. (2020) Problematising the use of Snapchat in higher education teaching and learning. Journal of Social Media for Learning, 1(1), pp. 140-146. (doi: 10.24377/LJMU.jsml.vol1article383)

Reilly, P. J. (2020) Curation, connections and creativity: reflections on using Twitter to teach digital activism. Journal of Social Media for Learning, 1(1), pp. 62-69. (doi: 10.24377/LJMU.jsml.vol1article356)

Veneti, A., Lilleker, D. G. and Reilly, P. (2020) Photographing the ‘battlefield’: the role of ideology in photojournalist practices during the anti-austerity protests in Greece. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 21(6), pp. 855-872. (doi: 10.1177/1464884918809521)

Reilly, P. J. (2020) PSNIRA vs. peaceful protesters? YouTube, sousveillance and the policing of the union flag protests. First Monday, 25(2), (doi: 10.5210/fm.v25i2.10232)

Petersen, L., Fallou, L., Reilly, P. J. and Serafinelli, E. (2020) Public expectations of critical infrastructure operators in times of crisis. Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, 5(1-2), pp. 62-77. (doi: 10.1080/23789689.2018.1469358)

O'Reilly, M., Dogra, N., Hughes, J., Reilly, P. , George, R. and Whiteman, N. (2019) Potential of social media in promoting mental health in adolescents. Health Promotion International, 34(5), pp. 981-991. (doi: 10.1093/heapro/day056) (PMID:30060043) (PMCID:PMC6904320)

O'Reilly, M., Adams, S., Whiteman, N., Hughes, J., Reilly, P. and Dogra, N. (2018) Whose responsibility is adolescent’s mental health in the UK? Perspectives of key stakeholders. School Mental Health, 10(4), pp. 450-461. (doi: 10.1007/s12310-018-9263-6) (PMID:30464778) (PMCID:PMC6223973)

O’Reilly, M., Dogra, N., Whiteman, N., Hughes, J., Eruyar, S. and Reilly, P. (2018) Is social media bad for mental health and wellbeing? Exploring the perspectives of adolescents. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 23(4), pp. 601-613. (doi: 10.1177/1359104518775154) (PMID:29781314)

Petersen, L., Fallou, L., Reilly, P. and Serafinelli, E. (2017) European expectations of disaster information provided by critical infrastructure operators: lessons from Portugal, France, Norway and Sweden. International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, 9(4), pp. 23-48. (doi: 10.4018/IJISCRAM.2017100102)

Reilly, P. (2016) Tweeting for peace? Twitter and the Ardoyne parade dispute in Belfast, July 2014. First Monday, 21(11), (doi: 10.5210/fm.v21i11.6996)

Williams, H., Norman, A., Reilly, P. , Zhou, H. and Pe, C. (2016) Screencasts in engineering. Journal of Excellence in Teaching and Learning,

Ronchi, E., Nieto Uriz, F., Criel, X. and Reilly, P. (2016) Modelling large-scale evacuation of music festivals. Case Studies in Fire Safety, 5, pp. 11-19. (doi: 10.1016/j.csfs.2015.12.002)

Reilly, P. and Trevisan, F. (2016) Researching protest on Facebook: developing an ethical stance for the study of Northern Irish flag protest pages. Information Communication and Society, 19(3), pp. 419-435. (doi: 10.1080/1369118X.2015.1104373)

Reilly, P. (2015) Every little helps? YouTube, sousveillance and the ‘anti-Tesco’ riot in Stokes Croft. New Media and Society, 17(5), pp. 755-771. (doi: 10.1177/1461444813512195)

Reilly, P. (2015) Screencasts in Media Studies. Journal of Excellence in Teaching and Learning,

Trevisan, F. and Reilly, P. (2014) Ethical dilemmas in researching sensitive issues online: lessons from the study of British disability dissent networks. Information, Communication and Society, 17(9), pp. 1131-1146. (doi: 10.1080/1369118X.2014.889188)

Reilly, P. (2013) The right blend? The use of Blackboard to support international dissertation students. Journal of Excellence in Teaching and Learning,

Reilly, P. (2012) Community worker perspectives on the use of new media to reconfigure socio-spatial relations in Belfast. Urban Studies, 49(15), pp. 3385-3401. (doi: 10.1177/0042098012440464)

Reilly, P. (2011) 'Anti-social' networking in Northern Ireland: policy responses to young people's use of social media for organizing anti-social behavior. Policy and Internet, 3(1), pp. 1-23. (doi: 10.2202/1944-2866.1071)

Books

Reilly, P. (2021) Digital Contention in a Divided Society: Social Media, Parades and Protests in Northern Ireland. Manchester University Press: Manchester. ISBN 9780719087073

Reilly, P. (2011) The Troubles Online: Northern Irish political groups and website strategy. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719082337

Book Sections

Reilly, P. and Salojärvi, V. (2023) Introduction. In: Reilly, P. and Salojärvi, V. (eds.) (De)constructing Societal Threats During Times of Deep Mediatization. Routledge, pp. 1-5. ISBN 9781032566825

Ashwell, C. and Reilly, P. (2023) Resisting (everyday) racism on social media: analysing responses to the 2018 Mary Beard Twitterstorm. In: Poulakidakos, S., Veneti, A. and Rovisco, M. (eds.) Social Movements and Everyday Acts of Resistance: Solidarity in a Changing World. Series: Routledge Studies in Political Sociology. Routledge. ISBN 9781032201887

Reilly, P. (2023) Watching the watchers: sousveillance as a political response to surveillance society. In: Lilleker, D. and Veneti, A. (eds.) Research Handbook on Visual Politics. Series: Elgar handbooks in political science. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 395-406. ISBN 9781800376922 (doi: 10.4337/9781800376939.00040)

Petersen, L., Fallou, L., Reilly, P. and Serafinelli, E. (2021) Expectations vs. practice in critical infrastructure operator crisis communication: lessons learned from Portugal, France, Norway, and Sweden. In: Beard, J. W. (ed.) Information Technology Applications for Crisis Response and Management. Series: Advances in human and social aspects of technology book series. IGI Global: Hershey, PA, pp. 24-50. ISBN 9781799872108 (doi: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7210-8.ch002)

Reilly, P. and Zhao, X. (2021) Breaking down barriers? ICTs, international students and intercultural communication within UK Higher Education institutions. In: Brassier-Rodrigues, C. and Brassier, P. (eds.) Internationalisation at Home: A Collection of Pedagogical Approaches to Develop Students' Intercultural Competences. Peter Lang: Oxford, pp. 157-178. ISBN 9782807619005

Veneti, A., Reilly, P. and Lilleker, D. G. (2021) The importance of space in photojournalists’ accounts of the anti-austerity protests in Greece. In: Morrison, J., Birks, J. and Berry, M. (eds.) Routledge Companion to Political Journalism. Routledge: London, pp. 394-403. ISBN 9780367248222

Reilly, P. (2020) Sousveillance. In: Baker, M., Blaagaard, B. B., Jones, H. and Pérez-González, L. (eds.) The Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media. Series: Critical perspectives on citizen media. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY. ISBN 9781138665569 (doi: 10.4324/9781315619811)

Reilly, P. (2020) Digital disinformation in a deeply divided society: reflections from Northern Ireland. In: Terzis, G., Kloza, D., Kużelewska, E. and Trottier, D. (eds.) Disinformation and Digital Media as a Challenge for Democracy. Series: European integration and democracy series (6). Intersentia: Cambridge, pp. 179-200. ISBN 9781780689753 (doi: 10.1017/9781839700422.012)

Petersen, L., Fallou, L., Reilly, P. and Serafinelli, E. (2019) Public expectations of social media use by critical infrastructure operators during crises: lessons learned from France. In: Murayama, Y., Velev, D. and Zlateva, P. (eds.) Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction: Second IFIP TC 5 DCITDRR International Conference, ITDRR 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria, October 25-27, 2017, Revised Selected Papers. Series: IFIP advances in information and communication technology (516). Springer: Cham, pp. 177-189. ISBN 9783030182922 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-18293-9_15)

Reilly, P. and Gordon, F. (2018) Digital weapons in a post-conflict society. In: Mair, J., Clark, R., Snoddy, R. and Fowler, N. (eds.) Anti-Social Media? Abrams: London, pp. 29-34. ISBN 9781845497293

Reilly, P. , Serafinelli, E., Stevenson, R., Petersen, L. and Fallou, L. (2018) Enhancing critical infrastructure resilience through information-sharing: recommendations for European critical infrastructure operators. In: Chowdhury, G., McLeod, J., Gillet, V. and Willett, P. (eds.) Transforming Digital Worlds: 13th International Conference, iConference 2018, Sheffield, UK, March 25-28, 2018, Proceedings. Series: Lecture notes in computer science (10766). Springer: Cham, pp. 120-125. ISBN 9783319781044 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-78105-1_15)

Reilly, P. (2017) Twitter, dual screening and the BBC Northern Ireland Leaders’ Debate. In: Thorsen, E., Jackson, D. and Lilleker, E. (eds.) UK Election Analysis 2017: Media, Voters and the Campaign. The Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community, Bournemouth University: Poole, England. ISBN 9781910042144

Reilly, P. (2014) The ‘Battle of Stokes Croft’ on YouTube: the development of an ethical stance for the study of online comments. In: SAGE Research Methods Cases. SAGE. ISBN 9781473946712 (doi: 10.4135/978144627305013509209)

Claydon, E.A., Gunter, B. and Reilly, P. (2014) Dis/Enablement? An analysis of the representation of disability on british terrestrial television pre-and post-Paralympics. In: Jackson, D., Hodges, C. E.M., Molesworth, M. and Scullion, R. (eds.) Reframing Disability? Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics. Routledge: London, pp. 37-54. ISBN 9781315757285 (doi: 10.4324/9781315757285)

Reilly, P. (2013) Ourselves alone (but making connections): The social media strategies of Sinn Fein. In: Nixon, P., Rawal, R. and Mercea, D. (eds.) Politics and the Internet in Comparative Context: Views from the cloud. Routledge: London, pp. 154-168. ISBN 9780203798331 (doi: 10.4324/9780203798331)

Reilly, P. (2013) Ourselves alone (but making connections): The social media strategies of Sinn Fein. In: Nixon, P., Rawal, R. and Mercea, D. (eds.) Politics and the Internet in Comparative Context. Taylor & Francis, pp. 154-168. ISBN 9780203798331

Reilly, P. (2008) 'Googling' Terrorists: Are Northern Irish terrorists visible on Internet search engines? In: Spink, A. and Zimmer, M. (eds.) Web Search: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Series: Information Science and Knowledge Management (14). Springer, pp. 151-175. ISBN 9783540758280 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-75829-7_10)

Reilly, P. (2005) Civil society, the Internet and terrorism: Case studies from Northern Ireland. In: Oates, S., Owen, D. and Gibson, R. K. (eds.) The Internet and Politics: Citizens, Voters and Activists. Routledge, pp. 106-120. ISBN 9780203017531 (doi: 10.4324/9780203017531-15)

Book Reviews

Reilly, P. (2012) Book Review: Communication Ethics Now. Media, War and Conflict, 5(1), pp. 87-89. (doi: 10.1177/1750635211434374a)[Book Review]

Reilly, P. (2012) Book Review: Social Cohesion and Counter-terrorism: A Policy Contradiction? Urban Studies, 49(2), pp. 451-453. (doi: 10.1177/0042098011430130)[Book Review]

Edited Books

Reilly, P. and Salojärvi, V. (Eds.) (2023) (De)constructing Societal Threats During Times of Deep Mediatization. Routledge. ISBN 9781032566825

Reilly, P. , Veneti, A. and Atanasova, D. (Eds.) (2017) Politics, Protest, Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. University of Sheffield.

Research Reports or Papers

Tantanasi, I. et al. (2018) Report of organizational and societal resilience concepts applied to living labs. Project Report. EU Improver Project.

Serafinelli, E., Reilly, P. , Stevenson, R., Petersen, L., Fallou, L. and Carreira, E. (2018) A Communication Strategy to build Critical Infrastructure Resilience. Project Report. EU Improver Project.

Reilly, P. , van Campen, S., Lonnermark, A., Criel, X., Hooft, S., Damen, J. and Edjossan-Sossou, A.M. (2017) Report on the Incident Evolution Tool initial testing simulations. Technical Report. CascEff Project.

Lonnermark, A., Criel, X., Johansson, J., Cedergren, A., van Heuverswyn, K., Judek, C., Lange, D., Arnell, K. and Reilly, P. (2016) CascEff Glossary and Definitions. Documentation. European Commission.

Petersen, L., Fallou, L., Reilly, P. J. , Serafinelli, E., Carreira, E. and Utkin, A. (2016) Social resilience criteria for critical infrastructures during crises. Project Report. European Commission.

Reilly, P. J. and Atanasova, D. (2016) A strategy for communication between key agencies and members of the public during crisis situations. Project Report. European Commission.

Melkunaite, L. et al. (2016) International Survey. Project Report. European Commission.

Reilly, P. and Atanasova, D. (2016) A report on the media and information flows during crisis situation. Project Report. European Commission.

Bram, S. et al. (2016) Decision-making and human behavior in emergencies with cascading effects. Documentation. CascEff. (doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.18977.71529).

Amon, F., Lindstrom, J., Lindstrom, P., Lange, D., Lonnermark, A., Svensson, S., Ronchi, E., Nieto Uriz, F., Criel, X. and Reilly, P.J. (2015) Effects of human activities on the progression and development of large scale crises, EC FP7 CascEff Project Deliverable 3.2, European Commission FP7. Project Report. SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut.

Young, O. and Reilly, P. (2015) Social Media, Parades and Protest. Project Report. Northern Ireland Community Relations Council.

Conference Proceedings

Dajer, D. and Reilly, P. (2021) Social media and intergroup contact during contentious episodes in divided societies: Comparative perspectives from Colombia and Northern Ireland. In: International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR 2021), Nairobi, Kenya, 11-15 July,

Reilly, P. and Gordon, F. (2021) Can social media really ‘End the Harm’? Stakeholder perspectives on the public awareness campaign against paramilitary-style attacks in Northern Ireland. In: International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR 2021), Nairobi, Kenya, 11-15 July,

Ozkula, S., Reilly, P. and Hayes, J. (2020) Easy Data, Usual Suspects, Same Old Places? A Systematic Review of Methodological Approaches in Digital Activism Research Between 1995-2019. In: 21st Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR2020), 27-31 Oct 2020, (doi: 10.5210/spir.v2020i0.11298)

Petersen, L., Fallou, L., Havârneanu, G., Reilly, P. , Serafinelli, E. and Bossu, R. (2018) November 2015 Paris Terrorist Attacks and Social Media Use: Preliminary Findings From Authorities, Critical Infrastructure Operators and Journalists. In: 15th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2018), Rochester, NY, USA, 20-23 May 2018, pp. 629-638. ISBN 9780692127605

Petersen, L., Fallou, L., Reilly, P. and Serafinelli, E. (2017) Should CI Operators Use Social Media to Communicate With the Public During Crisis Situations?: Lessons Learned From a Pilot Study in Oslo Harbour. In: 2017 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM), Münster, Germany, 11-13 Dec 2017, ISBN 9781538625538 (doi: 10.1109/ICT-DM.2017.8275697)

Petersen, L., Fallou, L., Reilly, P. and Serafinelli, E. (2017) Public Expectations of Disaster Information Provided by Critical Infrastructure Operators: Lessons Learned from Barreiro, Portugal. In: 4th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management in Mediterranean Countries (ISCRAM-med 2017), Xanthi, Greece, 18-20 October 2017, pp. 193-203. ISBN 9783319676326 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-67633-3_16)

Petersen, L., Fallou, L., Reilly, P. J. and Serafinelli, E. (2017) Critical Infrastructure Operators, Risk Communication and Community Resilience. In: 12th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability (ICOSSAR 2017), TU Wien, Vienna, Austria, 6-10 August 2017, pp. 2407-2415. ISBN 97839030242812407

Petersen, L., Fallou, L., Reilly, P. J. and Serafinelli, E. (2017) Exploring Public Expectations for Aid from Critical Infrastructure Operators. In: Critical Infrastructures: Preparedness & Resilience for the Security of Citizens and Security, 52nd European Security, Reliability & Data Association Seminar, Kaunas, Lithuania, 30-31 May 2017, pp. 70-81. ISBN 9789279738708

Petersen, L., Fallou, L., Reilly, P. and Serafinelli, E. (2017) Public Expectations of Social Media Use by Critical Infrastructure Operators in Crisis Communication. In: 14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2017), Albi, France, 21-24 May 2017, pp. 522-531.

Serafinelli, E. and Reilly, P. (2016) SPEAK: Crisis Communication During Cascading Disasters. In: 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference: Integrative Risk Management - Towards Resilient Cities, IDRC Davos 2016, 28 Aug-1 Sept 2016, pp. 559-561.

Reilly, P. and Trevisan, F. (2014) Bringing the United Kingdom and Europe closer together? Search engine use during the global recession. In: ISA's 55th Annual Convention: Spaces and Places Geopolitics in an Era of Globalization, Toronto, Canada, 26-29 Mar 2014,

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Grants

Completed Projects

  • Beyond Religion and Belief, consultancy undertaken on behalf of Nil by Mouth, £4000, April – December 2021.
  • Trip to World Summit on the Information Society 2019, Geneva, Switzerland, Global Leadership Initiative in the Social Sciences (GLOSS), £8700 (PI with Suay Özkula), April 2019.
  • Could social media help you in a flood? Economic Social and Research Council Festival of Social Science, £890.00 (PI) November 2017.
  • Building Community Disaster Resilience: Helping emergency managers and critical infrastructure operators communicate with the general public during crisis situations, Faculty of Social Science Knowledge and Impact Opportunities (KEIO) Scheme, £4,200 (PI), July 2017 - April 2018.
  • #PeaceTech: ICTs and Peacebuilding in divided societies, Digital Societies Research Group, Information School, University of Sheffield, £1146.60 (PI), March – June 2017.
  • Risk, Crisis, Disaster and Development Management: Future Leader Programme, Improvement in Research & Education Fund, Kansai University, £32,400 (Co-Investigator, Primary Investigator Nibedita Ray-Bennett), May 2017 – March 2019.
  • Social media and adolescent mental health: A preliminary qualitative exploration of the potential use of social media for promoting mental health and wellbeing among 12-18 year olds, Wellcome Trust, Society and Ethics Scheme, £4,160 (Co-Investigator, PI: Michelle O’Reilly), January 2016 - January 2017.
  • IMPROVER: Improving Resilience to Crises and Disasters through Preparedness and Experiential Feedback, written in response to the EU Secure Societies call topic DRS-7-2014: Crisis management topic 7: Crises and disaster resilience – operationalizing resilience concepts, £235, 317 out of total project valued at 4.3 million euros, (UK Work Package leader), May 2015 - September 2019.  (Grant reference: 653390)
  • Screencasts in Engineering, University of Leicester Teaching Enhancement Fund, £2002.00 (Co-Investigator, Primary Investigator, Hugo Williams). February – September 2015.
  • CascEff: Modelling of dependencies and cascading effects for emergency management in crisis situations, Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for Research Technological Development and Demonstration Activities, European Commission, €150 807 (£115, 286.38) out of total project valued at 3, 594, 937.80 euros, (UK Work Package leader), April 2014- August 2017. (Grant reference: 607665).
  • YouTube, sousveillance and the policing of union flag protests in Northern Ireland, British Academy, £7,300 (PI), June 2014- June 2015. (Grant reference: SG132416).
  • Transformative Networks: Social media, Parades and Protests, Northern Ireland Community Relations Council, £12000 (PI with Orna Young), March – December 2014.
  • Assessing the use of Screencasts in the teaching and learning of media and communication studies, University of Leicester Teaching Enhancement Fund, £1336.40 (PI), August 2012- June 2013.
  • Mediating Disability in Broken Britain: The Role the Media Plays, Economic Social and Research Council Festival of Social Science (RES-622-26-532), £1680 (PI), November 2012.
  • The right blend? The use of Blackboard to support postgraduate dissertation students University of Leicester Teaching Enhancement Fund, £760 (PI), January – August 2012.

Supervision

I currently supervise the following PhD Researchers:

  • Alex Ricketts, ‘Social media and community disaster resilience: a process based study of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue,’ (with Dr Martina McGuinness, Management School), White Rose Collaborative Award scholarship, September 2017- present.

I welcome applications from students interested in pursuing postgraduate research in the following areas:

  • Crisis communication;
  • Digital activism;
  • Digital media and contentious parades and protests;
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and peace building;
  • Media and conflict transformation in divided societies;
  • Social media sousveillance;
  • Social media research ethics. 

I have successfully supervised the following PhD students to completion: 

  • Jenny Hayes, ‘Social media and sousveillance’ (with Dr. Ziqi Zhang), November 2018-October 2022.
  • Semra Bodur, ‘Social movements in Turkey: a case study of the 15 July coup’, (awarded subject to minor amendments, September 2021)
  • Rahma Al Foori, ‘Environmental Journalism & the Construction of Environmental Coverage in Omani Newspapers’ (awarded subject to minor amendments, November 2015)
  • Faith Kibere, ‘Facebook for Development? An ethnographic study of the relationship between the youth and new media in Kibera, Kenya’ (awarded subject to minor amendments, March 2016).

 

Teaching

Postgraduate

  • Media and conflict transformation in divided societies
  • Social Justice Activism in the Information Age

I am also currently the Programme Director for the MSc Media, Culture and Society. 

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2017: Dedicated Outstanding Mentor (University of Sheffield)
  • 2015: Superstar Award (University of Leicester Students' Union)
  • 2015: 50 most influential UK Higher Education professionals using social media (Jisc)
  • 2014: Distinguished Teaching Fellowship (University of Leicester)

Grant committees & research advisory boards

  • 2023 - 2024: Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education, Chair, External Evaluation Committee, Journalism & Media Studies (Higher Diploma)
  • 2023: New Possibilities: Student Climate Action and Democratic Renewal, Member, International Expert Group
  • 2021 - 2022: Remembering Srebrenica East Midlands, Board Member
  • 2020 - 2022: National Teaching Repository, Curator, ICTs and Intercultural Learning
  • 2020 - 2022: Arts and Humanities Research Council, COVID-19 Expert Peer Review Group
  • 2017 - 2022: Arts and Humanities Research Council, Peer Review College
  • 2015: Academic Friends of European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, Member
  • 2017 - 2019: FashionBrain: Understanding Europe’s Fashion Data Universe, Ethics Board Member
  • 2014 - 2017: Communication and Media Research Center, Board Member

Editorial boards

  • 2022: Journal of Visual Political Communication
  • 2020: Journal of Social Media for Learning
  • 2016: For(e)dialogue
  • 2019 - 2021: Frontiers in Communication
  • 2017 - 2020: Palgrave Communications
  • 2016 - 2016: Online Information Review

Professional & learned societies

  • 2021: Member, Conflict Research Society
  • 2014: Member, European Consortium for Political Research
  • 2017: Ethics Working Group Member, Association of internet Researchers
  • 2014: Member, International Association of Media and Communication Research
  • 2014: Member, European Communication Research and Education Association

Selected international presentations

  • 2023: Random Access Memories or clichéd representations? Exploring historical photographs of the Troubles on Instagram, paper presented at Inhabiting the planet: challenges for media, communication and beyond, IAMCR annual conference (Lyon, France)
  • 2023: Where exactly is the Global South? Northern visibilities in digital activism research, paper presented at Technology in Movement, Movement in Technology, International Conference, University of Copenhagen (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • 2022: Where is the Global South? A systematic review of geopolitical representation in digital activism research, paper presented at Decolonising the Internet, Association of internet Research (AoIR) Annual Conference (Dublin, Ireland)
  • 2022: In search of the Global South: regional representation in digital activism research, presented at European Consortium of Political Research annual conference, University of Innsbruck, 22-26 August. (Innsbruck, Austria)
  • 2022: Easy Data, same old platforms? A Systematic Review of Digital Activism Methodologies, paper presented at One World, One Network? 72nd Annual International Communication Association Conference, (Paris, France)
  • 2022: Can machines of hate really facilitate peace? Social media as spaces for intergroup contact in divided societies, paper presented at Peace, Intersectionality and Uncertainties, 6th International Communication and Media Studies Conference (Famagusta, Cyprus)
  • 2021: Conflicting memory and social media: Memorializing the Northern Irish troubles on Instagram, paper presented at 8TH European Communication Conference (Braga, Portugal)
  • 2021: Social media and intergroup contact during contentious episodes in divided societies: Comparative perspectives from Columbia and Northern Ireland (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • 2021: Can social media really ‘End the Harm’? Stakeholder perspectives on the public awareness campaign against paramilitary-style attacks in Northern Ireland, paper presented at Rethinking borders and boundaries” Beyond the global/local dichotomy in communica (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • 2019: Social Media as a tool for addressing the ‘Societal Shrug’ existing in relation to Paramilitary-Style Attacks on Young People in Northern Ireland, paper presented at Justice Reimagined: the intersection between academia, government, industry and the commu (Perth, Australia)
  • 2019: Whose data is it anyway? Doing ethical social media research in the age of datafication, paper presented at 10th International Conference on Social Media and Society (Toronto, Canada)
  • 2019: Strategic techniques for qualitative sampling online – a review of social media monitoring tools towards new approaches for qualitative sampling online, paper presented at 10th International Conference on Social Media and Society (Toronto, Canada)
  • 2019: Information disorder and political polarisation in a deeply divided society: the case of ‘post-conflict’ Northern Ireland, paper presented at Communication, Technology and Human Dignity: Disputed Rights, Contested Truths, International Association of Medi (Madrid, Spain)
  • 2019: Easy data, usual suspects, same old places? A systematic review of Digital Activism research between 1995-2019, paper presented at iCS Symposium on Social Movements and Parties in a Fractured Media Landscape, Centre for Social Movement Studies (Florence, Italy)
  • 2019: PSNIRA vs. peaceful protesters? YouTube, sousveillance and the policing of the union flag protests, presented at Surveillance in the Digital Society, ECIS 2019 (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • 2018: Silly citizenship and contentious politics in ‘post-conflict’ Northern Ireland: The case of Loyalists Against Democracy, paper presented at ECREA 7th European Communication Conference, Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation (Lugano, Switzerland)
  • 2018: Information disorder in a deeply divided society: social media and contentious politics in Northern Ireland, paper presented at Locked out of Social Platforms: An iCS Symposium on Challenges to Studying Disinformation (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • 2018: #Porteouverte, Hashtagged Solidarity, and the November 2015 Paris Terror Attacks, paper presented at World Conference on Humanitarian Studies (The Hague, The Netherlands)
  • 2018: November 2015 Paris Terrorist Attacks and Social Media Use: Preliminary findings from authorities, critical infrastructure operators and journalists, presented at 15th ISCRAM Conference (Rochester NY, USA)
  • 2017: Should CI operators use social media to communicate with the public during crisis situations? Lessons learned from Oslo Harbour, paper presented at International Conference in Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (Munster, Germany)
  • 2017: Public expectations of social media use by critical infrastructure operators during crises: lessons learned from France, 2nd International Federation for Information Processing Conference on Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction (Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • 2017: Enhancing critical infrastructure resilience through effective crisis communication: Identifying best practices for European CI operators, 5th ECREA Crisis Communication Conference (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • 2017: Photographing the ‘Battlefield’: A study of the relationships between photojournalists, police and protesters during the anti-austerity demonstrations in Greece, presented at European Consortium of Political Research annual conference (Oslo, Norway)
  • 2017: ) Loyalists against Democracy? Twitter, affective publics and the union flag protests in Northern Ireland, paper submitted to Transforming Culture, Politics & Communication: New media, new territories, new discourses, IAMCR annual conference (Cartagena, Columbia)
  • 2017: Unreasonable expectations? Examining the use of public tolerance levels as critical infrastructure resilience targets, paper presented at 7th Resilience Engineering Association (Liege, Belgium)
  • 2017: Challenges and opportunities of digital communication in crisis situations: flows and dynamics of the debates about the Channel Tunnel fire and Storm Desmond on Twitter, presented at Common Good & Self Interest, Congress of Swiss Sociological Association (Zurich, Switzerland)

Additional information

Leadership Roles

  • Vice-Chair of Crisis, Security and Conflict Communication Working Group, International Association for Media and Communication Research, (September 2021- present)

  • Chair, Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) Policy Network (January 2022 – September 2023)