WRITER/RESEARCH: PhD Thesis: The planning, design and reception of British Home Front propaganda posters in the Second World War

My Google Alert for 'Keep Calm and Carry On' is going quite bonkers over the last few weeks (see example, and I post some to a Facebook page), and I've also seen comparisons of the current coronavirus crisis with the Second World War, and the need for 'the Blitz spirit' and the need to be 'all in it together', so I thought I'd do an overdue task and re-upload my PhD to my website. The…

[DIGITAL SURVEY] Raising Children in a Digital Age Edition 2 with @LionHudson, supported by @ManMetUni

In 2014, I published Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst, with Lion Hudson. A new edition of this book has now been commissioned, and I am once again undertaking a survey to crowdsource insights into your insights into how we can all help create a more positive online environment for ourselves and our children, and more confidence for those looking after children. You may be a parent, a carer,…

[ACADEMIC] Editorial Board 2020-2021 for @CogitatioMaC

Media and Communication (ISSN: 2183-2439) is an international open access journal dedicated to a wide variety of basic and applied research in communication and its related fields. I have accepted an invitation to be on the Editorial Board for the journal, which includes being responsible for a themed issue (which I will sort out post-surgery, potentially whilst in New Zealand), working to the following deadlines: Issue proposal deadline: 31 October 2020 Abstract submission deadline: 1-15 March…

[ACADEMIC/CANCER] New Facebook Group on Cancer/Social Media

I have just set up a new Facebook group called 'Social Media and Cancer 'Research Project''. The current description is: This group is a private group (can be found by searching, but entries can't be seen) created in association with a research project in development to investigate social media and cancer. The project wants to understand how and why people are using social media with/affected by cancer, and wants to 'make the lived experience better'.…

[LIFE/ACADEMIA] Writing Scholarship in New Zealand with @VaughanPark

For years I have wanted to apply for a Residential Scholarship at Vaughan Park (above Auckland, New Zealand), and it appears that my research bid below, has led to me being awarded a scholarship/writing retreat for March/April 2020. I decided to go for it after a conversation with my Head of Faculty, who came to visit me the week of my secondary diagnosis. I mentioned that once I realised that I wasn't yet dead, my…
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