[ACADEMIC] Checking in with @4NTWRKSMCR for #DSMMCM1819

I received a Twitter DM yesterday evening, from a group of students who I taught in the first year, and who have kept in touch with me over the past couple of years (pretty impressive when you consider that I've been away from work for most of the last two academic years). They are seeking 'backlinks' for their 'Digital and Social Media Marketing Communications Management' project, a final year unit where @groovegenerator encourages students to…

[ACADEMIC] Workshop 3 with #ERA1819 with @NCCPE #PublicEngagement

I'm about to 'crash out' after the final 2 days of the National Co-Ordinating Centre for Public Engagement first course for academic researchers, to encourage us to think about how we can embed public engagement in our work (not just as a 'nice thing to do' at the end of research', but fully drawing in participants from the very beginning, to ensure that our work makes a difference to society). If you are an academic…

[RESEARCH] Quoted in Government Report on Social Media, Screen Use, and Health for @CommonsSTC

In April 2018 I had evidence accepted by the Select Commons Committee, investigating social media/screen use and young people's health. We have just published the Committee’s Fourteenth Report of Session 2017–19, Impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health. Read it here: https://t.co/qVLOIM9qRF — Science and Technology Committee (@CommonsSTC) January 31, 2019 Today, the government published it's report on the Impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health (PDF), and I have…

[ACADEMIC] Joining @AoIR_org

I've joined the AOIR, partly because I'm particularly interested in looking at the ethics of internet research: The Association of Internet Researchers is an academic association dedicated to the advancement of the cross-disciplinary field of Internet studies. It is a member-based support network promoting critical and scholarly Internet research independent from traditional disciplines and existing across academic borders. The association is international in scope. See more. I'm not anticipating being able to go the conference in…

[ACADEMIC] Publication in @SurvSoc_Journal : Social Media, Peer Surveillance, Spiritual Formation, and Mission: Practising Christian Faith in a Surveilled Public Space

In March 2017 I gave a paper at the AHRC Surveillance and Religion Workshop in Edinburgh. I decided to turn it into a paper and submit to a special edition of Surveillance and Society, a top quartile journal for Urban Studies (of particular interest as an Associate Member of the Institute of Place Management at Manchester Met Uni). With a generous extension on the submission date, I managed to submit the paper the day before I started chemotherapy…