David Gauntlett


About David Gauntlett
David Gauntlett is Professor of Media and Communications, and Co-Director of the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), University of Westminster.

CAMRI 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.

David 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).

His most recent book is Making is Connecting: The social meaning of creativity, from DIY and knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0 (2011).

Since his appointment at Westminster in 2006, he has been awarded five research awards from the AHRC, and one from the EPSRC, totalling £700,000.

He 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.

Details of all the above can be found at http://www.theory.org.uk/david.