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Current PhD Students

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  • Emily Bettison

    PhD Researcher

    Emily's research project is 'The Creativity of Radio: How Does Radio as an Industry Understand and Negotiate Creativity?' Radio is classified as a creative industry, but is often neglected in creative industry discussions. In her thesis, Emily aims to bridge this gap, exploring a range of broadcasting models and the variety...

  • Dr Matt Grimes

    Course Director BA (Hons) Music Industries, Senior Lecturer in Music Industries and Radio

    Dr Matt Grimes is the course director for the BA (Hons) Music Industries course and a Senior Lecturer in Music Industries and Radio, with over 13 years teaching experience in higher education. In 2020, he received his PhD exploring ageing and identity in British anarcho-punks. Prior to joining the Birmingham School of Media...

  • David Kane

    Senior Research Fellow

    David is a Senior Research Fellow in the Social Research and Evaluation Unit (SREU), based in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences . David's current research project is 'Brum Beat: pop music and cultural heritage in Birmingham', examining what motivates people to engage with pop heritage and what these activities...

  • Sebastian Svegaard

    PhD Researcher

    Current project Sebastian is currently working on his project "All The Feels!" - Music, Affect and Critique in Fanmade Music Videos , which centres around videos which present a media critique. Sebastian's thesis aims to find out to what extent video-makers, or 'vidders', within transformative Western media fandom present...

  • Connor Winterton

    PhD Researcher and Associate Lecturer

    Connor Winterton is a PhD Candidate in the Birmingham School of Media, where he is also an Associate Lecturer. Connor holds degrees from the University of Leicester and University of Birmingham, where he was educated primarily in Film Studies. Following on from his work at BA and MRes level that continually centred on gender...

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