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Media, Culture and Creativity Research Group

Researching the interlinked areas of media studies, cultural studies and communication studies.

We draw together expertise, research projects and research activity across the interlinked areas of media studies, cultural studies, communication studies and the many forms of creativity engaged within the School of Journalism, Media and Culture.


Our aim is to involve not only academics but also a wide range of practitioners and professionals in both critical and creative engagements with the relations between media, creativity and cultural movements, practices and institutions.

Group members are involved in projects that connect with, explore, contribute to, intervene in and impact upon a very diverse range of media and cultural contexts.


    We are involved in a range of funded research projects. Major project topics include:

  • The Martial Arts Studies Research Network (AHRC)
  • Community media-spheres and the creative citizen
  • Research and enterprise in Arts and Creative Technologies
  • Media, community and the creative citizen - creative citizens showcase award
  • iSay: Visitor-generated content in Heritage Institutions

Meet the team

Lead researcher

Academic staff


Recent and upcoming events

  • The Meaning of Migration Conference (April 2014)
  • UK-China Media & Cultural Studies Association Conference (January 2015)
  • 30 Years of Studio Ghibli (April 2015)
  • Martial Arts Studies Conference (June 2015)
  • Diaspora Beyond Nationalism Conference (September 2015)
  • Martial Arts Studies Conference (July 2016)

Next steps


Research that matters

Our research makes a difference to people’s lives as we work across disciplines to tackle major challenges facing society, the economy and our environment.


Postgraduate research

Our research degrees give the opportunity to investigate a specific topic in depth among field-leading researchers.


Our research impact

Our research case studies highlight some of the areas where we deliver positive research impact.