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Birmingham Conservatoire educates and trains musicians to professional standards in solo performance, composition, chamber music, orchestral playing and jazz.

Cultural studies

  • Broadcast archives
  • Cultural history
  • Fandom and fan culture
  • Popular music culture and music industries
  • Reality media
  • Sexuality and identity
  • Urban culture

Our experts

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  • Dr Simon Barber

    Research Fellow

    Dr Simon Barber researches, writes and lectures about popular music, the music industries, digital culture and jazz. As a member of the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, Simon is particularly interested in the study of songwriting, and relationships between creative workers and industry. He convenes the...

  • Paul Bradshaw

    Course Leader (MA Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism)

    Paul Bradshaw leads both the  MA in Data Journalism and the  MA in Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism at Birmingham City University, and works as a consultant data journalist in the BBC England data unit. He is also the founder of the investigative journalism crowdsourcing site, Help Me Investigate , which was...

  • Dr Oliver Carter

    Reader in Creative Economies

    Dr. Oliver Carter is a Reader in Creative Economies at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, Birmingham City University. His research focuses on alternative economies of cultural production; informal forms of industry that are often removed from a formal cultural industries discourse. He is the author of the...

  • Jez Collins

    Research Project Manager

    Jez Collins brings over 20 years of experience as a social and cultural entrepreneur in the creative, and particularly music, industries in Birmingham. Jez is an early stage researcher having recently returned to academia and completed his MA. As the founder of the Birmingham Music Archive, Jez has a keen interest in the...

  • Dave Harte

    Deputy Head of School and Associate Professor in Journalism and Media Studies

    Dave Harte is Associate Professor in Journalism and Media Studies. He researches the emerging trend of local community ‘hyperlocal’ news websites and has published widely on the subject. He has a track record of working with local media companies to support the growth of the creative economy. For many years he has worked...

  • Professor John Mercer

    Director of Researcher Education and Development, Professor of Gender and Sexuality

    John Mercer is Professor of Gender and Sexuality in the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research. His research interests focus on the social and cultural construction of masculinities in the 21st century. He is the author of Pornography: Representations of Masculinity and Sexuality (Bloomsbury, 2017) Rock Hudson ...

  • Dr Annette Naudin

    Course Director in MA Media and Cultural Studies

    Annette Naudin is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural entrepreneurship and Post Graduate coordinator at Birmingham School of Media. Annette is an Enterprise Education fellow of the National Centre for Graduate Entrepreneurship and she has a leading role exploring enterprise education for the media and creative industries...

  • Dr Dima Saber

    Reader in Media and Cultural Studies

    Dr Dima Saber is a Reader in Media and Cultural Studies, she is also Associate Director for External Funding and Research Development at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research . Her research is focussed on media depictions of conflict in post-war and post-revolution contexts, and on the role of archival...

  • Dr. Jerome Turner


    Jerome joined BCMCR in 2012, as Research Assistant on the AHRC-funded project Community, Media and the Creative Citizen. His work there focused on hyperlocal publishing, and he completed his PhD study of hyperlocal Facebook audiences in 2018. Since 2015 he has worked on various research projects, and is also involved in the...

  • Professor Tim Wall

    Professor of Radio and Popular Music Studies

    Tim Wall is the Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media. He has published extensively on radio and popular music culture in international journals and books, and he applies his insights in his teaching, and with doctoral research students. Tim is an AHRC Strategic Reviewer, was formerly Editor...

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