Jamie Matthews is Principal Academic in Communication and Media. His research interests include international communication, journalism studies, with a particular interest in disaster journalism, media framing of crises and conflict and its intersection with public opinion dynamics. Some of his recent work on media and disaster communication, terrorism and the role of media in democratic transition has been published in journals including International Communication Gazette, Asian Journal of Communication and Critical Studies on Terrorism.

Jamie’s research is international in its scope and he has recently completed a funded research project in Japan on the contribution of local media to disaster response and recovery following the 3/11 disaster. He is currently co-editing a book for Palgrave Macmillan on Media and Disaster Communities and leading a knowledge exchange project with partner institutions in Japan that evaluates how community and citizen-orientated media may support communities that are risk to prepare for disaster.

He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds a PhD in Public Communication from Bournemouth University.

Jamie welcomes PhD proposals from prospective students in any of the above areas.



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