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Dr Anthony Ridge-Newman

0151 291 3836
Liberal Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Dr Anthony Ridge-Newman
PhD (Lond) MSc (Surrey) BSc (First Class) PgDip FHEA
Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities, Liverpool Hope University 

Dr Anthony Ridge-Newman is a senior lecturer within the School of Humanities at Liverpool Hope University. He is also convenor of the Political Studies Association (PSA) Conservatism Studies Group, and founding chair of the Tory Research Impact Network. His research and teaching in the field of political communication has been previously based at the universities of Glasgow, London, Roehampton and Oxford. Currently, Dr Ridge-Newman teaches Media, Democracy and Society, Research Methods, Crossplatform Media and Advanced Studies in Digital Media.

He has published three books: 'Reporting the Road to Brexit' (2018); 'Tories and Television, 1951-1964' (2016); and 'Cameron's Conservatives and the Internet' (2014), among other publications. Dr Ridge-Newman has worked extensively in the public sphere, including as a journalist and news editor, and in public relations. For three years he was head of communications for a private business.

Regularly appearing in global media, Dr Ridge-Newman has been featured in national and international broadcasts and press with the likes of the BBC, Al Jazeera, Associated Press, TRT World News, Sydney Morning Herald, New Scientist and Newsweek. Dr Ridge-Newman's international research profile extends to being a guest academic speaker at Oxford, Melbourne and Australian National universities; and other events by the likes of political parties, the Cambridge Society and the Churchill Club.

Conservatism and liberalism; British Conservative Party; Brexit; international media; digital politics; digital communication; British politics; political and media history; political organisation; qualitative and quantitative social research methods (content analysis, discourse analysis, interviews, ethnography, and focus groups).

  • 'Reporting the Road to Brexit: International Media and the EU Referendum 2016' (Palgrave Macmillan, co-edited, 2018)
  • 'Tories and Television, 1951-64: Broadcasting an Elite' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
  • 'Cameron's Conservatives and the Internet: Change, Culture and Cyber Toryism' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
  • 'Strong and Stable' to 'Weak and Wobbly': The Conservative Election Campaign. In: Wring D, Mortimore R and Atkinson S (eds) Political Communication in Britain: Campaigning, Media and Polling in the 2017 General Election. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
  • 'Elections and the Internet'. In: Warf B (ed.) The SAGE Encyclopaedia of the Internet. (2018)
  • '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 (report, contributor, 2017)
  • EU Referendum Analysis 2016 (report, contributor, 2016)
  • UK General Election Analysis 2015 (report, contributor, 2015)