Creative and Cultural Industries Research

  • Research Degrees 2017-18

    In addition to the taught postgraduate courses offered, we offer a wide range of research opportunities for suitably qualified applicants and which are aligned to the Schools’ research areas of expertise. Opportunities exist to undertake research projects for the awards of:

    • Master of Research (MRes)
    • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Research areas:

    Scholarships, Bursaries and Payment Incentives*

    For 2017-18 we are offering a the following scholarship for Research students:

    International Research Excellence Scholarship

    • For self-funding, full fee paying (non-EU) students offered a place on a full time research programme at UWS. Scholarship Amount: £2000
      How to apply: Please state on your research application that you are applying for an International Research Excellence Scholarship.

    * the provision and level of scholarships, bursaries and incentives are reviewed annually

  • Studentships

    Our studentships are now open for application please visit for more information and application details.


    Creative media research within the school is overseen by the Creative Futures Institute with additional research clusters in Creative Practice, Journalism, and the Scottish Centre for Island Studies.

    The School’s full range of work and activities is underpinned by an extremely strong research base, across all of its areas, evidenced by success in securing external funding, contracts, extensive publications and impressive external quality ratings.

    Our social sciences research work is now configured around two Research Groups, both of which benefits from Professorial leadership: Health Behaviours and Policy and Social Work.

    We have a significant community of postgraduate research students who benefit from expert supervision based on our proven research strengths.



    • Creative Futures Institute


      CFi is a locus for interdisciplinary research at the University of the West of Scotland, generating a wide range of research from screen studies to social media. It is based in the School of Creative & Cultural Industries with Associates from around the University. The cf. fosters an advanced, theoretically informed and practice-led research culture, identifying key questions relevant to Scotland in a global economy. Our Associates work collaboratively across disciplines and with the wider CCI school research community, generating original insights that creates impact and influences global decisions about innovation, creativity and culture. 

      What we do 

      CFi puts transdisciplinary learning at the heart of research development, building understanding through art, science, social science & the humanities, to develop a vision for the future that is creative, responsible & inspiring. Within the Institute, we aim to build collaborative research communities and support individual excellence, where knowledge is developed through a range of disciplinary insights. Through our work, we want to reconstitute the knowledge economy in a way that gives due credit to the complexity of ideas and discoveries, drawing as much from the arts as we do from the sciences.  

      You can find out more about us on our dedicated website 

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    • UWS Creative Media Academy

      The UWS Creative Media Academy comprises degree programmes which are accredited by Creative Skillset, BJTC, JAMES and Drama UK. It offers programmes focused on professional practice, dedicated to vocationally relevant education to anticipate the skills needs of the creative and cultural industries. Each programme pays close attention to fast-developing converging technologies and new business models in the creative industries. 

      Students learn through modules taught by practitioners reflecting current industry ‘best practice’. Expertise across a range of interconnected disciplines is embedded across our different programmes including Broadcast Media, Film-making and Scriptwriting, Digital Art, Commercial Music and Music Technology, Performance, Broadcast Journalism, Computer Games Technology and Animation.

      The Academy has strong links with industry and the public sector which support; skills and talent development, business growth and the knowledge economy. It has established a Glasgow Creative Enterprise Cluster, a locus for industry facing, multidisciplinary projects and public events at CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts and projects at Film City Glasgow

      In 2012 we developed the Media Academy Knowledge Exchange (MAKE), a University hub on our Paisley Campus set up to develop industry focused knowledge exchange and research projects.

    • Media Academy Knowledge Exchange (MAKE)

      Our Media Academy Knowledge Exchange (MAKE), housed on our Paisley campus, provides a space for our researchers to collaborate and develop projects with external partners. 

      It brings together the UWS Creative Media Academy, Creative Futures Research institute, members of our different research groups and our doctoral students in a suite of offices and meeting spaces. 

      With high quality audiovisual screening facilities, a modern, flexible open space for researchers and industry partners to interact, and dedicated deskspace for doctoral researchers, MAKE offers space for meetings, workshops, screenings and small-scale events.

    • Impact

      Our research generates original insights that inform creative social practices, ranging from the visual and performing arts to journalism, communication, social networking and cultural events. Our findings contribute crucial discoveries about humanity’s social, political and cultural life; the research also foregrounds new & imaginative subjects and forms of creative expression & practice. 

      Our main non-academic user groups, beneficiaries and audiences 

      We have fostered relationships with creatively engaged professionals (e.g. curators, artists, event organisers, media professionals) and policy makers. Our impact activities typically engages with the general public and we estimate that the total number of people attending and participating in activities informed by our research since 2008 is in excess of 1.5 million, based on figures associated with the Abandon Normal Device Festival, Edinburgh International Science Festival, Wellcome Trust exhibition, and citizen journalism projects of Vancouver 2010 and London 2012. 

      What types of impact have we achieved? 

      Since 2008 we have achieved impact in: 

      Civil society: involvement with artists, galleries, curators, festivals and mega-events (e.g. London 2012) to influence and contribute their strategic development (e.g. FACT Liverpool, Cornerhouse Manchester) and the specific content of exhibitions and novel festival programmes (e.g. Wellcome Trust, Abandon Normal Devices (AND), We Play, Edinburgh International Science Festival). 

      Cultural life: we have partnered with, and our research has informed the realisation of new artistic works, designs and other forms of expression (e.g. artists and designers), including opportunities for the public to co-create new experiences that have enriched their lives (e.g. citizen journalism research). 

      Economic prosperity: the exhibitions, shows and other creative productions inspired by our research generate economic activity (ticket sales, associated event materials, attracting visitors to venues). The AND Festival generated an additional £3 million investment in the North West of England. 

      Policy-making: we have contributed research-based evidence to national and European policy discussions, for example the European Parliament’s inquiries and policy development in the areas of digital strategy and human enhancement. 

      Public discourse: the creative production generated by our research, and its subsequent media coverage, have stimulated and provided robust arguments in discussions and debate on topics ranging from bioethics to the role of science in society.

  • Research Outputs

    The School of Creative & Cultural Industries submitted 15 staff to the Research Excellence Framework 2014, increasing its submission by 50% since the previous exercise. In RAE2008, the School's output achieved 95% recognition of work as international or national standard.

    This following presentation contains details of recent outputs from members of the school. For more complete lists, see the staff profiles for individual members of staff.

    • 2012
      Miah, A. 2012 The Athlete is the Alchemist': Elite Sports as Transhuman Practices Physical Cultural Studies: A Constitutive Anthology Silk, M. & Andrews, D.L

      Miah, A. 2011 Communicating Nanotechnology: Public Engagement, Ethics and New Media In Pursuit of Nanoethics Springer Gordijn, B. & Cutter, A.M

      Miah, A. 2012 A Digital Olympics, MIT Press

      Miah, A. 2012 The Olympics: The Basics Routledge

      Miah, A. 2011 Justifying Human Enhancement: The Accumulation of Biocultural Capital The Transhumanism Reader

      Robertson, J. 2011 ‘Bias in UK News Coverage of Economic Issues’ Media, Culture & Society

      Robertson, J. 2011 ‘The Quality of Discussion on the Economy in UK Political Blogs in 2008’ Parliamentary Affairs

      Robertson, J. 2011 Careers in Journalism for the Disabled’ Disability and Society (Under Review)

      Tucker, P. 2011 Director, The Beatles in Scotland' (in production) Documentary in Gaelic telling of The Beatles connectionto Scotland STV for BBC Alba
    • 2011
       Clarke, S. 2011 One Minute Volume 3: Artists Video, Marseille Project Gallery, France Mercury

      Clarke, S. 2011 View For Architecture Cloud Chamber' installation documentation and text Kyoto University of Art and design Prof. Satoshi Matsuoka and Yuki Tamura

      Clifford, A. 2011 Sound Thought 2011, The Arches/ University of Glasgow Sound Thought 2011 The Arches/ University of Glasgow

      Foley, M., McGillivray, D., McPherson, G. (2011) Event Policy: From Theory to Strategy. Routledge.

      Hepburn, S. 2011 Chic’s Last Night” 90 minute Drama on the life and death of Scots Comic Chic Murray.

      Hepburn, S. 2011 Ignatius Bay” Lead Writer and Show Runner Developing the Series Arc and Bible for KoCo Productions and BBC

      Manderson, D. 2011 Original Novel: Lost Bodies Lost Bodies Kennedy & Boyd

      Manderson, D. 2011 Location/Dis-Location: Film and the Trossachs Walter Scott and Literary Tourism Association of Scottish Literary Studies

      Manderson, D. 2011 Extract from practice as research PhD thesis novel Lost Bodies Gutter Magazine Freight Publishing

      Manderson, D. 2011 Review: Self-Publishing Simplified by Brent Sampson (Outlook Press) Journal of Writing in Education Routledge

      Manderson, D. 2011 Review: New Writing from Scotland - Sampler (Scottish Book Trust) Journal of Writing in Education Routledge

      Manderson, D. 2011 Local Hero, written and directed by Bill Forsyth Scotnote Vol 30 n/a Association of Scottish Literary Studies

      Manderson, D. 2011 The Creative Crucible: The Forging of Creative Practice in the Academy Creative Paradox University of Bedfordshire

      Manderson, D. 2011 Review: A Sparrow's Flight by Margaret Elphinstone Scotlit Association of Scottish Literary Studies

      Manderson, D. 2011 Rob Roy: The Film (1996), starring Liam Neeson and Jessica Laing Scotnote: Scotland on Screen Association of Scottish Literary Studies

      Manderson, D. 2011 Local Hero: by Bill Forsyth Scotnote: Scotland on Screen Association of Scottish Literary Studies

      Manderson, D. 2011 Review: An Honest Trade: Booksellers and Bookselling in Scotland Scotlit Association of Scottish Literary Studies

      Manderson, D. 2011 Review: The Demotic in Literature New Writing Journal Routledge

      Miah, A. 2011 Virtual Worlds, Encyclopedia of Social Networking SAGE Barnett, George & Golson, J.

      Miah, A. 2011 Yahoo!, Encyclopedia of Social Networking SAGE Barnett, George & Golson, J.

      Miah, A. 2011 Bioethical Concerns in a Culture of Human Enhancement Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine, Genetic and Molecular Aspects of Sport Performance Lausanne, International Olympic Committee Bouchard, C. & Hoffman, E

      Miah, A. 2011 Bioethics Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society

      Miah, A. 2011 New Media Leadership in Science and Technology SAGE Reference Bainbridge, W.S.J

      Miah, A. 2011 Has the Business Card Finally Had Its Day? The Huffington Post

      Miah, A. 2011 Open Source Protest: Human Rights, Online Activism, and the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Transnational Protests and the Media Peter Lang Cottle, S. & Lester, L., Transnational Media Peter Lang Publishers.
    • 2010
       Clarke, S. 2010 The Aesthetics of Contemporary Art and Environmental Aesthetics' 19(3) Environmental Values Journal 350-371 Splash, C. Brook, I. 0963-2719

      Clarke, S. 2010 S.T.I.L.L. Gentle Actions: Art Ecology Action, Kunstnerneshus, Oslo

      Burnett, K. 2010 Songs of the Hebrides: cultural transmission from a contested cultural terrain Island Songs and Singers: A Conceptual and Comparative Approach Professor Godfrey Baldacchino Canada Research Chair (Island Studies), University of Prince Edward Island,

      Clifford, A. 2010 GA2010 XIII International Conference on Generative Art [talk + exhibition] GA2010 Domus Argenia Soddu, Celestino 978-88-96610-06-0

      Clifford, A. 2010 Electronic Literature Collection Volume 2 [DVD + internet publication] Electronic Literature Collection 2 Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), Maryland University Laura Borrąs Castanyer, Talan Memmott, Rita Raley, and Brian Kim Stefans ISSN: tbc

      Clifford, A. 2010 “Half Knowledge/ Half ...” [Group Exhibition] Grace & Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow School of Art “Half Knowledge/ Half ...” Glasgow School of Art Brownrigg, Jenny

      Clifford, A. 2010 “Substratum” [audiovisual artwork] – Articulating the Interstitial: Generative Responses in New Media Art Practice Exhibited at “GA2010” Milan and “Sound Thought 2011” The Arches, Glasgow Documentation on the work is included in PhD commentary outlining a written description of the research it embodies

      Clifford, A. 2010 “Equilibrium” [generative animation] – Articulating the Interstitial: Generative Responses in New Media Art Practice Half Knowledge/ Half...” Grace & Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow School of Art 2010 Documentation on the work is included in PhD commentary outlining a written description of the research it embodies

      Clifford, A. 2010 On-line Digital Literature, Hermenia Research Group: Literary Studies and Digital Technologies Hermenia University of Barcelona

      Clifford, A. 2010 Electronic Literature Collection Volume 2 Electronic Literature Collection 1 Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), Maryland University Laura Borrąs Castanyer, Talan Memmott, Rita Raley, and Brian Kim Stefans

      Clifford, A. 2010 Group Exhibition GSA: Practice as Research (title tbc) Glasgow School of Art Brownrigg, Jenny

      Hepburn, S. (actor) 2010 “Lip Service “ (Harriet Braun)

      Hepburn, S. (actor) 2010 “George Granger”

      Grace, T. 2010 Finding the Seam: Rab Wilson's Poetic Journey Wigtown Book Festival 2010

      Grace, T. 2010 Digging the Great Drain Charters and Chamberpots exhibition held at Paisley museum

      Manderson, D. 2010 Creative Pathways: Chair of Pitching Event at Glasgow City College Creative Pathways

      Manderson, D. 2010 Su Casa: Reading Allowed, performance with invited readers Su Casa

      Manderson, D. 2010 Tchai Ovna: Reading Allowed, performance with invited readers Tchai Ovna

      Manderson, D. 2010 Review: The Demotic Voice in Contemporary British Fiction, by Jeremy Scott (Palgrave Connect) Journal of Writing in Education Routledge

      Manderson, D. 2010 Review: Pick and Mix Anthology of Original Creative Writing (Bath Spa University Press) Journal of Writing in Education Routledge

      Manderson, D. 2010 Review: Mosaic Anthology of Original Creative Writing (Bath Spa University Press) Journal of Writing in Education Routledge

      Manderson, D. 2010 Review: Marketing Your Book, An Author's Guide, by Alison Baverstock (A & C Black) Journal of Writing in Education Routledge

      Manderson, D. 2010 Review: A Sparrow's Flight, by Margaret Elphinstone (Kennedy & Boyd) Scotlit Association of Scottish Literary Studies

      Manderson, D. 2010 The Lonely Page Conference Proceedings The Lonely Page e-Sharp: Glasgow University

      Miah, A. 2010 Towards the Transhuman Athlete: Therapy, Non-Therapy and Enhancment Sport in Society 13(2) 221-233

      Miah, A. 2010 Will Citizen Media Take over the London 2012 Games The Huffington Post

      Miah, A. 2010 The Human Centipede and Bioethics The Huffington Post

      Miah, A. 2010 From Vancouver 2010 to London 2012 The Huffington Post

      Miah, A. 2010 Why Britain's Media are Failing at The Vancouver Olympic Games The Huffington Post

      Miah, A. 2010 Doping at the Vancouver Olympics The Huffington Post

      Miah, A. 2010 Augmented Reality and Olympic Sport The Huffington Post

      Miah, A. 2010 The Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games The Huffington Post

      Miah, A. 2010 The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games: Predicting The First Major Controversy -- New Media Activism The Huffington Post

      Miah, A. 2010 The Cultural Politics of Celebrity Cultural Politics 6(1) 49-64 BERG

      Miah, A. 2010 The DREAM Gene: Is Genetically Modifying an Athlete's Pain Sensations Therapeutic or Enhancing? Anthropology of Sport and Human Movement Lexington Books Sands, R. and Moore, P

      Miah, A. 2010 The Body, Health and Illness The Media: An Introduction (Third Edition) Pearson Albertazzi, D. & Cobley, P.

      Miah, A. 2010 The Bioethics of Cybermedicalization The New Media and Cybercultures Anthology 209-220 Wiley-Blackwell Nayar, P.K.

      Robertson, J. 2010 'Students with disabilities opt for arts not IT' Times Higher Education Times Higher Education

      Spielmann, Y. 2010 “Video, an Audiovisual Medium” Audiovisuology 315-325 Köln: Buchhandlung Walther König Daniels, D. & Sandra, N.

      Spielmann, Y. 2010 Hybridkultur Suhrkamp Press

      Spielmann, Y. 2010 Japanese edition of “Video.The Reflexive Medium” Sangensha Press, Tokyo.

      Tucker, P. 2010 Closing address 'Scottish Creative Economy Conference' Spoke on the skill, training and education needs for the Creative industry in Scotland
    • 2009
       Crawford, E. (2009), A New Sort of Democracy? The Opinion Pages in the Scottish daily quality press, Journalism 10(4) pp451-472

      Crawford, E. (2009, Aug 20) The Scottish cringe factorThe Guardian

      Crawford, E. (2009, July 26) Textbook lessons in how not to bridge the inequality gap, Scotland on Sunday

      Crawford, E. (2009, May 22) This 'Gorbals Mick' prejudice obscures Martin's real failure, The Scotsman

      Crawford, E. (2009, Apr 22) Gordon wades in with 'terror plot', The Guardian

      Crawford, E. (2009, April 21) Selflessly dedicated to serving our society, The Scotsman

      Crawford, E. (2009, March 23) Recession is a golden opportunity for SNP, The Scotsman

      Crawford, E. (2009), A New Sort of Democracy? The Opinion Pages in the Scottish daily quality press, Journalism 10(4) pp451-472

      Miah, A. (2009) "Blessed Are the Forgetful": The Ethics of Memory Modification in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. In Shapshay, S. (Ed) Bioethics Through Film, Johns Hopkins University Press, 137-155.

      Miah, A. & Rich, E. (2009) Bioethics Through the Media. In: Albertazzi, D. & Cobley, P. The Media: An Introduction (Third Edition). Pearson.

      Rich E. & Miah, A. (2009) Prosthetic Surveillance: The medical governance of healthy bodies in cyberspace, Surveillance and Society, in press.

      Robertson, JW (2009) ‘Informing the Public? UK Newspaper Reporting of Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome’, Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs: Media Special Edition

      Reprinted in: Extract and full-text access details published in Research Bulletin for Teachers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Middletown Centre for Autism, Armagh, Northern Ireland (copied to all teachers of ASD in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland)
      Robertson, J. W. (2009) Bias in UK News Coverage of Economic Issues, Media, Culture & Society 
    • 2008
      Giraud-Johnstone L. (2008) in collaboration with Chaserant Camille, Un exemple de collaboration Outre-Manche, Francophonie, Number 37 (pp11-16).

      Jeffery, G., Cochrane, P. and Craft, A. (2008) ‘Suspending disbelief? Perspectives on the creativity agenda in education policy’, in Sefton-Green, J., (ed) Creative Learning, London: Creative Partnerships

      Manderson, D. (2008) ‘James Hogg’, Wikipedia entry.

      Miah, A. (2008) Human Futures: Art in an Age of Uncertainty, FACT & Liverpool University Press. / University of Chicago Press

      Miah, A. & Rich, E. (2008) The Medicalization of Cyberspace. Routledge.

      Miah, A. (2008) A Critical History of Posthumanism, in Chadwick, R. and Gordjin, B. Medical Enhancement and Posthumanity, Springer.

      Miah, A.& Garcia, B. (2008) We Are the Media: Alternative Voices and Non-Accredited Media at the Olympic Games. In Price, M. Narrative and Counter Narrative in the Beijing Olympics: Hearts, Minds and the Projection of Modern China.

      Miah, A. (2008, 3 August) Enhanced Athletes? It’s Only Natural, The Washington Post, B1, B5

      Miah, A. (2008) 17 Days in Beijing, for Beijing 2008 Olympic Dossier, Centre for Olympic Studies, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Online at:

      Miah, A. (2008) The Ethics of Human Enhancement in Sport. In: Luppicini, R. & Rebecca Adell. Handbook of Research on Technoethics. Idea Group Publishing, pp.69-84.

      Miah, A. (2008) A Deep Blue Grasshopper: Playing Games with Artificial Intelligence. For Hales Benjamin. Philosophy and Chess.

      Miah, A. (2008) Inside the mind of a marathon runner, Nature, 454, 583-4

      Miah, A. (2008) Section Introduction: Ethical Considerations of Human Performance Optimisation. In Taylor, N.A.S., Groeller, H. & McLennan, P.L. ‘Physiological Bases of Human Performance During Work and Exercise, Elsevier.

      Miah, A. (2008) Letter to Utopia: A Reply to Bostrom, Studies in Ethics, Law and Technology, 2(1),

      Miah, A. (2008) Engineering Resistance or Radical Transhuman Enhancement, Studies in Ethics, Law and Technology, 2(1), in press.

      Robertson, J.W. (2008) 'It Looks Like There's No Alternative: UK TV News Coverage of the 2008 Budget and the Propaganda Model', Fifth-Estate-Online,

      Spielmann, Y. (2008) Video. The Reflexive Medium MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2008

      Stuart, S. (2008). Are clones really different? Evidence from a Bildungsroman: Eva Hoffman's The Secret, Critical Survey Vol. 20 Number 1 2008: 43-55
    • 2007
       Campbell, E. (2007) Les dictionnaires Larousse: Genèse et evolution. In French Studies 61, 253-5

      Campbell, E. (2007) La Traduction: contact de langues et de cultures . In French Studies 61, 414-5

      Crawford, E. (2007, June 14) Time for a Turnaround, The Guardian

      Crawford, E. (2007, April 13) Uncanny StrategyThe Guardian.

      León Solís, F. (2007) ‘Spanish Monarchy: Leukemia of History and Politics?’ in Ámbitos, Revista Internacional de Comunicación, Vol 13

      León Solís, F. (2007) 23-F :Redemption or Derailment of Spanish Democracy?’, in International Journal of Iberian Studies, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2007.

      Miah, A. (2007) No Go Logo? London 2012’s Branding Hurdle, Culture @ the Olympics, 9(3), 14-17

      Miah, A. (2007) Genetic Selection for Enhanced Health Characteristics, Journal of International Biotechnology Law, 4(6).

      Miah, A. (2007) Genetics, Bioethics & Sport, Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 1(2), 146-158

      Robertson, J.W. (2007) 'TV News: Do they mean us', Sociology Review, 17(1): 6-9

      Robertson, J.W. & Lee, S. (2007) 'Quality and Quantity: the value of online seminars for media and cultural studies undergraduates', Learning, Media and Technology, 93(4), 351-368

      Spielmann, Y. (2007) Kultureller Umbau. Räume, Identitäten und Re/Präsentationen, Transcript Publishers, Bielefeld 2007, co-edited with Meike Kröncke and Kerstin Mey
    • 2006
       Crawford, E. (2006, May 27) Terror of the Scottish Raj The Guardian

      Domìnguez, C. (2006) ‘Hola, ¿estás sola? de Icíar Bollaín: Desechando la idea hegemónica de maternidad’ in Construcciones culturales de la maternidad en España (Ed. Cinta Ramblado), University of Alicante Press. pp. 79-90. ISBN: 84-7908-868-0

      Domìnguez, C. (2006) ‘Mujeres y revolución en tres películas españolas de los noventa’ International Journal of Iberian Studies, Vol. 19 No. 3 2006. pp. 169-186. ISSN: 1364-971X

      Jeffery, G. and Cochrane, P. (2006) ‘Leading creative learning: developing creativity in initial teacher education, leadership and CPD’, part of Nurturing Creativity in Young People: Roberts Review of Creativity in Schools, London: HMSO

      Manderson, D. (2006) ‘The Other’ short story in Wordjig: New Writing from Scotland, Hanging Loose Press: New York, 2006

      Manderson, D. (2006) ‘Lost Bodies’ opening chapter in Allan Guthrie’s Noir Originals, website of noir and hardboiled fiction, 2006

      Miah, A. and Rich, E. (2006) Genetic Tests for Ability? Talent Identification and Genetic Determinism, Sport, Education and Society.

      Robertson, J.W. (2006) Illuminating or Dimming Down: A Survey of UK Television News Coverage, Fifth-Estate Online: International Journal of Radical Mass Media Criticism.

      Miah, A. (2006) Therapeutische ingrepen, niet-therapeutische ingrepen en prestatieverbetering, in Hilvoorde, I. van & Pasveer, B. (eds.). Beter dan Goed. Over genetica en de toekomst van topsport. Diemen: Veen Magazines, pp.138-149

      Robertson, J.W. (2006) ‘Mum or Eminem? Media influences on today’s teenagers’, Sociology Review, 16(1): 8-11

      Miah, A. (2006) Doctor, Can You Fix My Broken Heart?
      Journal of Medical Humanities, 27(2), pp.127-129

      Miah, A. (with Garcia, B.) (2006, July) Ever-Decreasing Circles? The Profile of Culture at the Olympics, Locum Destination Review, pp.60-62.
    • 2005
       Campbell, E. (2005) The CD-ROM Larousse Chambers français-anglais English-French Dictionary. French Studies 59, 285-6.

      Campbell, E. (2005) 'Le Traitement des insultes racistes et sexistes dans les dictionnaires bilingues' in The French Revie

      Giraud-Johnstone, L. (2005) Encourager la motivation chez les non-spécialistes, Laurence Giraud-Johnstone, Francophonie- the French refereed journal of the Association for Language Learning- Autumn, Number 32 (pp7-13)

      Jeffery, G. (ed.) (2005) The creative college: building a successful learning culture in the arts, Stoke on Trent: Trentham Books

      Miah, A. (2005) Virtually Posthuman, review of Virtual Worlds by Pramod Nayar, Delhi: SAGE, 2004. Media, Culture & Society, 27(4), 626-630.

      Miah, A. (2005). "Genetics, cyberspace and bioethics: why not a public engagement with ethics?" Public Understanding of Science 14(4): 409-421.

      Miah, A. (2005). "From anti-doping to a 'performance policy': sport technology, being human, and doing ethics." European Journal of Sport Science 5(1): 51-57.

      Miah, A. (2005) Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet by Lisa Nakamura, London and New York: Routledge (2002). Media, Culture & Society, 27(1), 145-147.

      Miah, A. (2005). "Doping and the child: an ethical policy for the vulnerable." The Lancet 366: 874-876.

      Miah, A. (2005) Therapeutische ingrepen, niet-therapeutische ingrepen en prestatieverbetering, in Hilvoorde, I. van & Pasveer, B. (eds.). Beter dan Goed. Over genetica en de toekomst van topsport. Diemen: Veen Magazines [Dutch].

      Miah, A. (2005) Gene Doping: The Shape of Things to Come (2005)
      In Tamburrini, C.M. and Tannsjo, T. (Eds.) Genetic Technology and Sports: Ethical Questions. London and New York: Routledge.

      Miah, A. (2005) Sport Technology,
      Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics. London: Macmillan.

      Neely, S. (2005) 'Scotland, heritage and devolving British cinema', Screen, vol. 46, no. 2, Summer, pp. 241-245

      Robertson, J. W., Blain, N. & Cowan, P. (2005) 'Children's Media Choices: A Survey of Scottish 10-12 year-olds', Citizenship, Social and Economics Education.

      Robertson, J. W., Blain, N. & Cowan, P. (2005) 'The Influence of Friends and Family vs The Simpsons:Scottish Adolescents' Media Choices', Journal of Educational Media,
    • 2004
       Blain, N. and Gifford, A. (2004) Scottish Political Identity Construction in the Media: Learning and Teaching Questions Around the Theme of Inclusiveness. In, Towards Our Goals in Broadcasting, The Present, the Performing Arts and the Economy: Minority Languages in Northern Ireland, The Republic of Ireland and Scotland. Edited by J.M. Kirk and D.P. O'Badill. Belfast Studies in Language, Culture, and Politics.

      Burnett, K. (= Mike Danson) (2004) 'Adding or Subtracting Value?: rural enterprise, quality food promotion and Scotland's cluster strategy', International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research 10(3): 381-304 ISBN 1355-2554

      Campbell, E. (2004) 'Masculin/féminin: conventions lexicographiques au Grand Siècle' in Seventeenth Century French Studies, 25, pp.259-70.

      Campbell, E. (2004) La Représentation des femmes dans les dictionnaires bilingues' in French Studies, 58, 61- 76.

      Drake, P. (2004), 'Jim Carrey: the cultural politics of dumbing down', in Andrew Willis (ed.) Hollywood Stars and Beyond, Manchester UP

      Drake, P. and A. Miah (2004). "Playing on the Level: The 'Level Up' International Digital Games Research Conference, Utrecht University, 4-6 November, 2003." Media, Culture & Society 26(6): 906-909.

      Drake, P. (2004) (with Iain Docherty and Stuart Gulliver) 'Exploring the Potential Benefits of City Collaboration', Regional Studies 38.

      Giraud-Johnstone, L. (2004) Comment motiver des apprenants non-linguistes par l'intermédiaire des tâches?, les Cahiers de l'Apliut- Vol.XXIII- N.1- February - ISSN 0248-9430. (pp 104-121 )

      León Solís, F. (2004) ‘Operación Triunfo: Amusing Catalonia to Death’, in International Journal of Iberian Studies, Vol. 17 No. 2.

      Miah, A. (2004), 'The Public Autopsy: Between Education, Art and Entertainment, Journal of Medical Ethics, 30, 576-579.

      Neely, S. (2004) Review of Contemporary British and Irish Film Directors, Yoram Allon, Del Cullen and Hannah Patterson (eds.) in Scope: an Online Review of Film, ISSN 1465-9166 .

      Neely, S. (2004) Review of Irish Film: the Emergence of a Contemporary Cinema, Martin McLoone in Scope: an Online Review of Film, May, ISSN 1465-9166

      Neely, S. (2004) 'Cultural Ventriloquism: The Voice-over in Adaptations of Contemporary Irish and Scottish Literature', in Kevin Rockett and John Hill (eds.), National cinema and beyond: Studies in Irish film, 1 (Dublin: Four Courts, 2004), ISBN 1-85182-873-7 (hbk), ISBN 1-85182-874-5 (pbk).

      Willy Maley and Sarah Neely, (2004) ''Almost afraid to know itself': Macbeth and Cinematic Scotland', in Eleanor Bell and Gavin Miller (eds.), Scotland in Theory: Reflections on Culture & Literature (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2004), pp. 97-106, ISBN: 90-420-1028-2 (pbk)

      Robertson, J. W., Blain, N. & Cowan, P. (2004) Naming the First Minister: Scottish Adolescents' Knowledge and Perceptions of Political Decision-Making Processes', Scottish Affairs, 48, Summer 2004

      Robertson, J. W., Blain, N. & Cowan, P. (2004) 'Who Decides? What Matters? Scottish Adolescents' Perceptions of the Importance and Influence of Media Personalities, Parents and Peers', Citizenship, Social and Economics Education: An International Journal, 6(1) Summer 2004

      Robertson, J. W. (2004) 'People's Watchdogs or Government Poodles? Scotland's National Broadsheets and the Second Iraq War', European Journal of Communication, 19 (4), December 2004.
    • 2003
       Burnett, K. (2003) The Taste of Scotland: reimagining rural Scotland through food., in Pihlainen, K. and E. Tirkkonen (eds.) Rustica Nova: The New Countryside and Transformations in Operating Environment , Institute of History: University of Turku, Finland ISBN 951-29-2318-1

      Burnett, K. (2003) Taste of Tradition: a critical examination of the relationship between heritage, food and tourism promotion in Scotland. In Local Food and Tourism, World Tourist Organisation/CTO Larnaka, Cyprus. ISBN: 92-844-0613-7

      Campbell, E. (2004) 'Masculin/féminin: conventions lexicographiques au Grand Siècle' in Seventeenth Century French Studies, 25, 259-270

      Campbell, E. (2003) Book Review: Harrap's Unabridged Dictionary . In French Studies 57, 438-40

      Domìnguez, C. (2003) 'La imposible refutación del tiempo en la obra poética de Borges". Donaire , No. 19 (2003) pp. 56-59.

      Drake, P. (2003), 'Mortgaged to music: new retro movies in 1990s Hollywood cinema' in Paul Grainge (ed.), Memory and Popular Film, Manchester UP.

      Drake, P. (2003) 'Low Blows? Theorising Performance in Post-classical Comedian Comedy' in Frank Krutnik (ed.) Hollywood Comedians: The Film Reader, London and New York: Routledge.

      Dumbrek, A., Hermanns, K.W. and McBain, K. (2003) Sounding Out the Future: Key skills, training and education in the music industry. Commissioned by The National Music Council

      Leon Solis, F. (2003) The Transition(s) to Democracy and the Discourses of Memory, in International Journal of Iberian Studies, Vol. 16 No. 1, 2003.

      Miah, A. (2003), Is bigger better?: A response to the international tennis federation's 'bigger balls' proposal, International Sports Studies.

      Miah, A. (2003), (e)text: Error!...404 Not Found, or the Disappearance of History, Culture Machine: The E-Issue, 5,
      [Available from:]

      Miah, A. (2003), Dead Bodies for the Masses: The British Public Autopsy and the Aftermath, CTHEORY: International Journal of Theory, Technology and Culture, Event-Scene, E119, [Available Online from:].

      Miah, A. (2003), Patenting Human DNA, in B. Almond and M. Parker (Eds), Ethical Issues in the New Genetics: Are genes us?,Aldershot, Ashgate, pp.111-117.

      Willy Maley and Sarah Neely, 'Tartan Tarantino?: Getting Medieval
      with Macbeth', Drouth 10: The Word (Winter 2003), pp. 9-13, ISSN 1474 6190.
    • 2002
       Gibson, G. (2002), (with J. Seeley, D. Kitchen, A. Gifford), Standard Grade English: Credit Book, General Book and Teacher's Guide, Oxford, Heinemann Educational.

      Miah, A. (2002), '/cybersex/no_gender/no_sexuality/no_body.html In S. LaFont (Ed.) Constructing Sexualities: Readings in Sexuality, Gender, and Culture, New York, Prentice Hall, pp.362-370.

      Miah, A. (2002), Immersion and Abstraction in Virtual Sport, Research in Philosophy and Technology, Vol.21, 225-233.

      Miah, A. (2002), Book Review: Trigger Happy: The inner life of video games by Steven Poole, Fourth Estate (2001), Media, Culture & Society, 24(6), 855-856.

      Robertson, J (2002) Using the Internet in Primary Local History Studies,
      Primary History, Historical Association, London

      Robertson, J (2002) The Ambiguous Embrace: 20 Years of ICT in UK Primary Schools, British Journal of Educational Technology, 33:4, (extended version at

      Robertson, J & Hall, I (2002) Restoring 'Regional' History Education, International Journal of Intercultural Education, 13:3, September 2002.

      Robertson, J (2002) Stepping Out Of The Box: Rethinking the failure of ICT to transform schools, Journal of Educational Change, Kluwer Press
    • 2001
       Blain, N. (2001),' The Scottish we, the royal them, and other thems: a note on Britishness', Media Education Journal, Issue 30, Autumn.

      Blain, N. (2001),'Sport as real life: media, sport and culture (with R. Boyle), in Briggs A. & Cobley P. (eds.) The Media: an Introduction, second edition', Longman, London.

      Burnett, K. (= Mary Holmes) (2001) Bodies, Battlefields and Biographies: scars and the construction of the body as heritage in S. Cunningham-Burley & K. Backett-Milburn (editors) Exploring the Body, Basingstoke: Macmillan ISBN 0-333-77596-1

      Burnett, K. (2001) Heritage, Authenticity and History in S. Drummond & I. Yeoman (eds.) Quality Issues in Heritage Visitor Attractions London: Butterworth Heinemann ISBN 0 7506 4675 6

      Campbell, E. (2001) Book Review: Harrap's Shorter Dictionary. Sixth edition. In French Studies 55, 589-90

      Campbell, E. (2001) Collins Robert French Dictionary. Fifth edition. InFrench Studies 55, 589-90

      Dunn, D. (2001), 'A Place of Recreation: The Island of Taransay as Tourist Destination in the Television Series Castaway 2000', Media Education Journal, Autumn, 23-27.

      Gibson, G. (2001), 'John Byrne's Slab Boys: Time, Place and Popular Culture,' in Media Education Journal Issue 30 (Autumn 2001).

      Gibson, G. and Gifford, A. (2001),' Standard Grade English : Pupil and Teacher Books', Heineman

      Gifford, A. and Liddell, G. (2001), New Scottish Poetry, Heineman.

      Gifford, A. and Robertson E.J. (2001) Contemporary Scottish Plays for Higher English and Drama. Hodder and Stoughton.

      Giraud-Johnstone L. and Russow, R. (2001) Enhancing Student Autonomy through Learning Technology, Laurence University Language Press.

      Miah, A. (2001),' Genetic Technologies and Sport: The New Ethical Issue, Journal of the Philosophy of Sport', XXVIII, 32-52.

      Neely, S. (2001), 'Cool Intentions: the literary classic, the teenpic and the 'chick flick'' in Deborah Cartmell et al. (eds, Retrovisions: Film/Fiction (London: Pluto Press), pp. 74-86, ISBN 0 7453 1583 6 (hbk), ISBN 07453 1578 X (pbk).

      Robertson, J (2001) Do They Know Who They Are? A Survey of Informed Opinion on the Identity Formation of Scotland ¹ s Schoolchildren, Journal of Children's Social and Economic Development, Multilingual Matters, Clevedon, UK
    • 2000
       Burnett, K. (Mike Danson) (2000) Arts and Culture in Regional Development in Scotland Welsh Economic Review Vol. 12 (2): 39-42 ISSN/ISBN: 0965-2450

      Domìnguez, C. 'Lesbianismo e identidad sexual en la obra poética de Cristina Peri Rossi'. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp 145-156

      Miah, A. (2000),' Virtually Nothing: Re-evaluating the Significance of Cyberspace', Leisure Studies, 19:3, 211-225

      Miah, A. (2000, April),' Can you remain faithful in cyberspace?, Spark Online 7.0', Hypertext Document:

      Miah, A. (2000),' The Engineered Athlete: Human Rights in the Genetic Revolution, Culture, Sport, Society, Vol.3, No.3, 25-40.
    • 1999
       Campbell, E. (1999) Book Review: The Oxford French Mini Dictionary. In French Studies 53, 117-18.

      Campbell, E. (1999) Book Review: The Oxford Shorter French Dictionary. In French Studies 53, 500-501.

      Campbell, E. (1999) Book Review: The Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary. In French Studies 53, 500-501.

      Campbell, E. (1999) The Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary. In French Studies 53, 500-501

      Domìnguez, C. "Cristina Peri Rossi", in Alberto Mira (ed.) Para entendernos, Barcelona: Ediciones de la Tempestad, pp 566 - 67

      Dunn, D. (1999),'Clinging to the Edge: Hebridean Representations in the Television Series Machair', Media Education Journal, Winter: 53-59.

      Gifford, A. (1999),' The poetry section in Using Scottish Texts ed. David Menzies', Scottish CCC.
  • Research Projects & Funding

    Current and previous projects are listed here. Previous project are in order of their initial funding period. Please note some of them are ongoing and their duration is listed at the end of their description,

    • 2012 Projects

      Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (£2150) Amanda Geary: Experiences of Equality for Women in Journalism in the UK

      Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (£1880) Dr David Overend: Making Routes: Travel and Journeys in Contemporary British Performance Practice

      Scottish Funding Council (£5000) Dr David McGillivray: Creating Connections: Social Media for Enhanced Business Process

      Renfrewshire Council (£5000) Tony Grace: The Great Drain of Paisley Abbey

      Arts and Humanities Research Council (£98,000) Graham Jeffery Remaking Society: realising the potential of cultural activities in contexts of deprivation

      Creative Scotland (£17,600) Graham Jeffery & Diarmuid McAuliffe Education Strategic Development Funding (Creativity in Initial Teacher Education)

      Creative Scotland (£30,000) Dr David McGillivray
      Citizen Relay

  • Previous Projects

    • 2011
      RCUK Public Engagement Grant, in association with PODIUM and the London 2012 Games (Prof Andy Miah)
      'London 2012: The First Transhuman Games?' (2011)
    • 2010
      British Academy (Dr Kathryn Burnett)
      'Tristan da Cunha: Representation of the 'Volcano Years' 1961-1963' (2010)

      Gentle Actions - Norway (Samantha Clark)
      'Metaphysical Space' (2010

      Joint Nature Conservation Committee (Dr Kathryn Burnett)
      'Tristan da Cunha 2013 - Celebrating survival, creating sustainability pilot project initiative' (2010)

      South West Hub (Dr David Manderson)
      '360 Degrees Production On-Line Module" (2010)

      Abandon Normal Devices Festival & London 2012 Creative Programmers (Professor Andy Miah, Prof Gayle McPherson, Dr David McGillivray)
      #media2012: Citizen Journalism and the London 2012 Games (2010-2012)
    • 2009
      International Olympic Committee, Olympic Studies Centre postgraduate grant (Ana Adi, PhD student) (2009)

      The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (Prof Andy Miah)
      'Effecting Media Change: The rise of online media coverage at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games' (2009-2011)

      The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (Professor Yvonne Spielmann)
      'Intermedia - Intermediality' (2009-10)
    • 2008
      Universities China Committee in London (Ana Adi, PhD student)
      'Research at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games' (2008)

      University of Liverpool, Impacts08 Programme (Dr Andy Miah)
      'Liverpool 2008: Centre of the Online Universe' (2008-2010)

      Scottish Arts Council (Samantha Clark)

      The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (Dr Andy Miah)
      'What do the Media want from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games?' (2008)

      The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (Samantha Clark)
    • 2007
      Arts and Humanities Research Council (Dr Kathryn Burnett)
      'Awarded for Islands Cultural Archives Research' (2007-8)

      The Institute of Nanotechnology, Stirling (Dr Andy Miah)
      'Awarded to co-fund a PhD student in the area of public engagement with science' (2007-10)