Gauntlett is Professor of Media and Communications, and Co-Director
of the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), University
is officially ranked as the leading centre of media and communications
research in the UK. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise
(RAE 2008), 60 per cent of our research
was judged to be "world-leading" (four stars), with 90
per cent of the total rated "internationally excellent".
We had more "world leading" media and communications research
than any other UK university.
Gauntlett is the author of several books on media and identities,
and the everyday creative use of digital media. These include Moving
Experiences (1995, second edition 2005), Video Critical
(1997), TV Living (with Annette Hill, 1999), Media,
Gender and Identity (2002, second edition 2008), and Creative
Explorations: New approaches to identities and audiences (2007),
which was shortlisted for Young Academic Author of the Year in the
2007 Times Higher Awards. He also edited two editions of
the book Web Studies (2000, 2004).
most recent book is Making is Connecting: The social meaning
of creativity, from DIY and knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0
his appointment at Westminster in 2006, he has been awarded five
research awards from the AHRC, and one from the EPSRC, totalling
produces the popular website about media and identities, Theory.org.uk,
and has pioneered the use of creative and visual research methods,
for which he has created the hub at ArtLab.org.uk.
He has conducted collaborative research with a number of the world's leading creative organisations, including the BBC, Lego, and Tate.
Gauntlett's work has been discussed in every one of the UK's national newspapers, from The Observer to The Sun; internationally in the New York Times, Süddeutsche Zeitung, The Australian; on BBC News, and elsewhere.
of all the above can be found at http://www.theory.org.uk/david.