Part of the Faculty of Media and Communication’s Communicating Research Cross-Departmental Seminar Series 2015-16
Dr Paul Reilly
Dr Paul Reilly is Senior Lecturer in Social Media & Digital Society at the University of Sheffield. He specialises in the study of online political communication, with a specific interest in how social media is used to promote better community relations in divided societies. He has written one book on the role of the internet in conflict transformation in Northern Ireland (Framing the Troubles Online: Northern Irish Groups and Website Strategy, Manchester University Press 2011) and is currently writing his second on the role of social media in promoting positive intercommunity relations in the region (due 2016). His work has been published in a number of journals including Information, Communication & Society, New Media & Society, Policy and Internet and Urban Studies. His current research projects include a study of how social media is used by first responders during crisis situations funded by the EU 7th Framework Programme for Research (FP7) and a Horizon 2020 project on the use of social media to build community resilience against disasters.