MeCCSA Honorary Secretary
Peter Golding joined Northumbria University as Pro-Vice-Chancellor in August 2010. Previously he was Professor of Sociology at Loughborough University, where from 1991-2006 he was Head of Social Sciences, and from 2006-2010 Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research. He co-edits the European Journal of Communication, is chair of the European Sociological Association Media Research Network, and from 2000-2005 co-chaired the European Science Foundation Programme on media research. He was founding chair of the Standing Conference on Cultural, Communications, and Media Studies from 1992 until the fusion with AMCCS which created MeCCSA, since when he has been MeCCSA’s Hon. Secretary, and chairs its Academic Development Sub-committee. He was a member of the RAE panel for the field in 1996 and 2001, and chaired the panel for the 2008 RAE. He was chair of the ESRC panel formulating postgraduate research training guidelines for media and cultural studies, and the HEFCE Media Studies Advisory Group. His research is on journalism, media and social policy, political economy of the media, media and the Olympics, and the European public sphere.