PhD Media & Communications, London School of Economics 2013
MSc Politics & Communication, London School of Economics 2007
BA Politics & International Relations, University of Kent 2004
Half academic, half Product Owner in Health Tech, where I develop software applications that help accelerate convalescence and improve the quality of patient care.
Visiting Research Fellow, Institute for Media and Communication Studies, Free University Berlin, 2020-Ongong
Associate, Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, London School of Economics, 2015-2019.
ZeMKI Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research, University of Bremen, 2017
Visiting researcher, HIIG – Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, 2016
Associate, Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, London School of Economics, 2015 –
IDEAS Associate, LSE IDEAS – Centre for the study of international affairs, diplomacy and grand strategy, 2013-15
Awards & Grants
Research Initiation Funding, De Montfort University, for Artificial Neural Networks for visual social media analysis, 2017.
Iran Media Program Grant Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 2012.
Departmental Class Teacher Award London School of Economics, 2010.
Central Research Fund Grant University of London, 2010.
LSE Media Research Studentship London School of Economics, 2007-11
Maurice Vile Prize University of Kent at Canterbury, 2003.
Social Sciences Faculty Prize University of Kent at Canterbury, 2002.
Greece and the debt crisis, UF Linking (Chapter of the Swedish Association of International Affairs), Sweden, April 2015.
Euro crisis in the press, delivered at “Policy Communication on EMU and the euro”, European Commission, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, Brussels, 2014.
Democracy and Persian-language Satellite Television: A study of international broadcasting into Iran, delivered at the “2011 Durham Media Forum”, the Durham Governance Initiative, University of Durham, 2011.
Public Communication and Political Authority: The case of non-domiciled Iranian news media, delivered at the symposium on “Iran’s Media 30 Years after the Revolution: The state, new spaces, and identity in the Islamic Republic”, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 2009.
Civil Society, Communication and Prospects for Democracy in Iran, Centre for the Study of Global Governance, Department of Government, LSE, 2008.
Journalism in Context, De Montfort University, 2015-2018
Journalism Dissertation, De Montfort University, 2015-2018
Opinions in a Mediatized Society, University of Gothenburg, 2014-15
Citizens, Politicians and the Media: Evaluating Democratic Processes, University of Gothenburg, 2014-15
Understanding the causes of Things (LSE 100), LSE, 2011- 13
Media & Communication Labs, LSE, 2009-11