Tim Wall

Professor of Radio and Popular Music Studies

Birmingham School of Media
+44 (0)121 331 7265

Tim Wall is Professor of Radio and Popular Music Studies in the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research. His work focuses on popular music cultures and their mediation and history, notably those around jazz, soul and reggae. He has published extensively in international journals and books, and he applies his insights in his work with doctoral research students. He currently leads the Global Reggae Research Project.

He has led five major collaborative research projects, was formerly an AHRC Knowledge Transfer Fellow, and has worked with the BBC as well as a range of smaller radio and music businesses. He has also led research project on social media citizen journalism in Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan and with Syrian activists. Tim was formerly an AHRC Strategic Reviewer, was Editor of The Radio Journal, and chair of the Radio Studies Network.

His two textbooks have become widely used in popular music and media studies. His jointly-edited book on the northern soul scene has been very well received. He is currently jointly-editing a book on jazz trumpeter Miles Davis and writing the history of jazz on BBC radio.

Areas of Expertise
Postgraduate Supervision
Media Work
Work With Industry
Links and Social Media