I have provided expert commentary on a range of topics in the media in the UK, USA & Europe including press, radio & television, as well as undertaking public engagement work.
I am available for consulting projects, speaking engagements, and as an expert in the areas of media audience & fandom, celebrity cultures, television studies, media tourism, transmedia culture, & participatory cultures.
Please contact me for further information.
Consultancy & Press
I offered expert opinion on a Clwstrw AHRC-funded project ‘Reel Reality’ (2020) which is developing an entertaining and engaging mobile platform for sharing screen content and mapping film and TV locations. Using a range of immersive technologies, Reel Reality aims to connect audiences with content in real locations.
I was also interviewed in 2017 about my research into Post-Object Fandom for a short film screened at the Arts Council England and British Council’s 2017 Annual No Boundaries Conference.
I have guested on the following podcasts:
- How Do You Like It So Far? Henry Jenkins Podcast. MP3, 1 March 2022. https://www.howdoyoulikeitsofar.org/episode-92-disney-theme-parks/
- Sci Fi Gangstas, MP3, 09 October 2021. https://open.spotify.com/episode/7t0q8whS6HtviSzsI7eW8r
- And Now Podcast, MP3, 6 March 2021. https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-644fh-fcc8d5?utm_campaign=au_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=au_share
- It’s a Thing! MP3, 1.2. 30 Sep 2019. https://itsathing.net/?p=522
I have been interviewed about my research specialisms by media outlets including:
- The Times (UK, 2022) on social media, TikTok, and the war in Ukraine.
- SFGate (International, 2021) on toxic Disney fandom.
- Officially licensed book Disney Princess: Beyond The Tiara, by author Emily Zemler (International, forthcoming, 2022).
- The Guardian (UK, 2021) on fan collecting and Pinterest.
- The Times 2 supplement (UK, 2021) Join the anti-social (media) set — Harry and Meghan have | Times2 | The Times
- BBC World News’ Witness History radio show, on the fandom of Harry Potter (2020). BBC World Service – Witness History, The Man Who Published Harry Potter
- Radio Wales (UK, 2019)
I have extensive experience in conference & event organisation and co-organised the 2018 conference of the Fan Studies Network, having acted as a conference team member for the annual event since 2013.
Other conference organisation experience:
- Academic Symposium Coordinator for the International Vampire Film and Arts Festival, held in Transylvania, Romania, in May 2016.
- Symposium Organiser of Investigating Torchwood: Text, Context, Audiences at the University of Glamorgan, in June 2010.
- Conference Coordinator for the Cyfrwng (Media Wales Journal) Annual Conference, held at Cymru Wales in May 2009.
- Conference Team Member for the Cyfrwng: International Conference on Media and Culture in Small Nations held at the University of Glamorgan in June 2011.
Member of the Steering Committee for the Fan & Audience Studies Special Interest Group for the Society of Cinema & Media Studies (2018-2020)
Member of Editorial Board of Celebrity Studies
Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Fandom Studies
Member of Editorial Board of Transformative Works and Cultures
Former Book Reviews Assistant for the journal Critical Studies in Television
Member of Editorial Advisory Board of Intensities
Member of Board of Fan Studies Network
Member of the Themed Entertainment Association
Member of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)
Former member of the management committee of Cyfrwng: Media Wales Journal (2008-2014).
Member of the Steering Group of the Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations – University of South Wales
Member of the Centre for Gender Studies in Wales (University of South Wales) and the Music Media & Drama Research Unit (University of South Wales).