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Dr Damian Carney

PhD(Sheffield), Barrister (Inner Temple), LLB(Hons) (London)

Senior Lecturer Media Law (Teaching and Research)

School of Journalism, Media and Culture

Email:
carneyd@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 208 74186
Location:
Two Central Square, Central Square, Cardiff, CF10 1FS

Dr Carney is Senior Lecturer in Media Law. He previously taught at the universities of Portsmouth, Buckingham and Sheffield. He is a qualified barrister who has published extensively in the area of Media Law and Ethics. He also writes on access to justice issues and whilst at Portsmouth established an Innocence Project, a debt and money advice clinic and a consumer clinic to provide legal advice and support for those who could not afford to pay for it.

He is currently on the editorial board of the British Journal of American Legal Studies, and was formerly case correspondent/legal editor of the Police Journal.

Professional memberships

  • Inner Temple, non-practising barrister
  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • Association of Law Teachers
  • Clinical Legal Education Organisation
  • Institute of Communication Ethics

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1998

  • Carney, D. and Fine, P. 1998. Negligent hypnosis. New Law Journal 148(6866), pp. 1766-1774.

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Dr Carney is currently completing a monograph Journalists, Anonymous Sources and the Law: A Theoretical, Comparative and Critical Approach (Routledge 2016) and has written extensively in the area of Media Law and Ethics. He had an article in the first volume of the prestigious Journal of Media Law, and wrote the first academic article on phonehacking (see ‘Self-regulation of unlawful newsgathering techniques’ (2008) 13(3)Communications Law 76-81. Dr Carney has also written articles on environmental law, discrimination and human rights, and access to justice.

Research Interest

Dr Carney is interested in media law, media ethics, media regulation, access to justice and legal literacy. He has a special interest in the law and ethics regarding journalists’ use of anonymous sources, and internal accountability structures within media organisations. He would be interested in research students who wish to engage in comparative research into any area of media law, media ethics or regulation.