Part-Time Research Associate needed for my EU FP7 funded CascEff project

I am currently looking for a Part-Time Research Associate for my EU FP7 project ‘CascEff: Modelling of dependencies and cascading effects for emergency management in crisis situations.’

The closing date is 19 May 2014 and more information about the position can be found here:

If you have any queries about the post then please feel free to drop me an email on


Paper published in Information, Communication & Society

Filippo Trevisan and I have had our paper ‘Ethical Dilemmas in Researching Social Media Campaigns on Sensitive Personal Issues: Lessons from the Study of British Disability Dissent Networks’ published in Information, Communication & Society.

I will upload a preprint copy of the paper to the Publications section of this site in due course.


Screencasts in Media Studies launched

I am currently working on a project entitled ‘Screencasts in Media Studies,’ which examines the pedagogic value of using screencasts to support student learning in the Department of Media and Communication.

The project had the following intended outcomes:

1) Demonstrate the potential role of screencasts in addressing the diverse learning needs of international students in the Department.

2) Enhance the existing provision of learning resources for media and communication students

3) Empower students to take greater ownership of their learning and provide resources that aid their preparation for assessed work such as essays and examinations.

A sum of £1336.40 was awarded to the project from the University of Leicester’s Teaching Enhancement Fund in January 2013. The results of the project are expected to be published in August 2014.

Further information about the project can be found here: