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Dr Anthony Ridge-Newman

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0151 291 3836
Arts and Humanities

Dr Anthony Ridge-Newman
Lecturer in Digital Media, Liverpool Hope University

My interdisciplinary expertise in media and politics is largely associated with the study of political communication, political organisation and digital media. My research in these areas tends to take mixed methods approaches that are influenced by archival, textual, ethnographic and quantitative methodologies. I am the convenor and vice-chair of two PSA specialist groups.

I have taught across a range of subjects and been based in media and communications, politics, history and sociology departments. Therefore, my research and teaching straddles the blurred boundaries of subjects across the humanities and social sciences.

I am currently a lecturer in digital media in the Department of Media and Communication at Liverpool Hope University. Previously, my teaching and research have been based at the universities of Glasgow, London, Roehampton and Oxford.

I am a full Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). I hold a University of London PhD for a thesis that explores the impact of new media in political organisation. I have an MSc in research methods from the University of Surrey and a first class undergraduate degree in science communication. I also hold a professional diploma and have had extensive practice training, including at a radio and television school.

I have practitioner experience in media, politics and business. I have worked as a journalist, news editor, communications consultant, marketing director, political practitioner, and worked in science communication. I held a seat on the advisory board of a social media project and have contributed to a range of policy and scholarly reports in media and politics.

My expertise has been disseminated through extensive media engagement, including interviews with and media mentions in outlets like the New Scientist, Newsweek, BBC, Associated Press, Washington Post, Fox News, International Business Times, University World News, Guardian, Daily Mail, Telegraph and Jamaica Observer.

I have strong links to the United States and have spent periods working and studying in California, Florida and North Carolina.

My publications include:

'Tories and Television, 1951-1964: Broadcasting an Elite' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

'Cameron's Conservatives and the Internet: Change, Culture and Cyber Toryism' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

'Digital Political Marketing' in Lilleker and Pack, Political Marketing and the 2015 UK General Election (Palgrave Macmillan, co-authored, 2016)

‘UK General Election Analysis 2017: Media, Voters and the Campaign’ (report, contributor, 2017)

‘EU Referendum Analysis 2016: Media, Voters and the Campaign’ (report, contributor, 2016)

‘UK General Election Analysis 2015: Media, Voters and the Campaign’ (report, contributor, 2015)

I am currently an editor for a project that examines national and international media perspectives on Brexit.