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Professor Simon Cottle

Professor Simon Cottle

Professor of Media and Communication
Director, Mediatized Conflict Research Group


Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 74506

Location: Room 0.62A, Bute Building

Postgraduate Students

Simon supervises PhD students and welcomes inquiries from future PhD students, especially in the following broad areas:

  • Global crises, news reporting and world news ecology
  • Humanitarian aid agencies, humanitarian disasters and changing media communications
  • Sociology of journalism, news production and media ethnography
  • Media reporting of conflicts including: riots, demonstrations, protests, the Arab Spring, ecology/climate change, terrorism and new wars, 
  • Journalism and communicative democracy.

Past and current PhD supervisions include:

  • 'Re-creating Conflict? An Examination of Somali Diasporic Media Involvement in the Somali Civil War', Idil Osman (2011-2014)
  • ‘Journalism, Human Rights and the Global Public Sphere’ Susana Sampio Dias (2009-2013)
  • ‘Thai Journalism and the Reporting of Thailand’s Southern Conflict’ Phansasiri Kularb (2009-2013)
  • ‘Protest in Action: An Examination of the Production, Media Representation, and Reflexivity of Protest Group Communications’, Dr. Jonathan Cable (2007-2011)
  • ‘The Oxygen of Publicity and the Suffocation of Censorship: British Newspaper Representations of the Broadcasting Ban’ (1988-1994)’, Dr. Max Pettigrew (2009-2012)
  • ‘European Television, Regulation and Publics’, Dr. Adeyinka Oduwole (2006-2009)
  • ‘Contesting Wilderness: Media, Movement and Environmental Conflict in Tasmania’. Dr. Libby Lester (2004-2005)
  • ‘Al-Jazeera, US Media and Contra-Flows Post-September 11.’ Dr. Tal Azran (2002-2006)
  • ‘Children's TV News Production and the Environment.’ Dr. Julian Matthews (1997-2001)