Research

My research examines social media and campaigning in contemporary democracies. My interests cover the following areas:

  • Politics
    • Political parties
    • Political campaigning
    • Communications
    • Voter behaviour
  • Digital technology and politics
    • Advertising
    • Targeted advertising
    • Organic campaigning
  • Social media
    • Regulation
    • Algorithms
    • Rights on the internet

At the moment I am continuing my PhD upon the use of Facebook. With several research papers under construction. Below is some of my academic and journalistic output, alongside their domain for access.



Research video playlist


Academic work

Research in blogs


Conference presentations

  • Is it party leader pages or party pages that matter most on UK Facebook? Presentation given at the 2019 PSA Conference, Nottingham.
  • Researching Facebook in troubled times. Presentation given at the 2018 SWDTP Conference, Bristol.
  • Facebook and Big Data: Has it changed party campaigning in Britain forever? Presentation given at the 2016 EPOP Conference, Canterbury.