I came to University of Portsmouth in 2005, after teaching English and Media Studies at the universities of Glasgow and Lancaster and working in the public sector in the late 1990s. I take an interdisciplinary approach to Media Studies, combining interests in film and television studies, textual analysis, and critical theory.

Research interests

My research focuses on the representation of political and social issues in television and film. I have published several monographs and anthologies, as well as many dozens of peer-reviewed scholarly articles, focusing principally on:

  • the television and film images of war and geopolitics
  • the mediation of mental distress
  • critical theory