PhD Students’ Projects from the Centre of Journalism and Communications Research

Bournemouth University’s Centre for Journalism and Communications Research is encouraging a wide-range of postgraduate research into global journalism, the coverage of world events and conflicts and the role and nature of journalism on an international stage. Below is a small snapshot of the compelling work currently being undertaken by our PhD researchers:


Nicolette Barsdorf-Liebchen

Thesis working title: Images of conflict: An enquiry into ethical, political and legal issues for contemporary society surrounding their creation and reception

 Supervisory team: Professor Stuart Allan, Dr Bronwen Thomas


Mohammed Elsharif

 Thesis working title: A comparative critique of Al-Jazeera television’s Arabic and English channels

Supervisory team: Professor Stuart Allan, Professor Barry Richards


Arpapat Indradat

Thesis working title: Peace journalism and Thailand’s southern insurgency: a case study of “The Bangkok Post” and “The Nation”

Supervisory team: Professor Stuart Allan, Dr Chindu Sreedharan


Marcus Ryder

Thesis working title: Determination of current affairs commissioners’ decisions: Why are there bad current affairs programmes on British television?

Supervisory team: Dr An Nguyen, Professor Stuart Allan


Forward Maisokwadzo

Thesis working title: Media coverage of HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe

Supervisory team: Professor Stuart Allan

Forward has convened a one day international conference exploring journalistic issues affecting Zimbabwe. How has the western media covered the country’s story? How difficult is it for local journalists inside Zimbabwe to tell the story? Who sets the news agenda?


Homayra Shukla

Thesis working title: A study on Bangladesh media and its evolution over the years

Supervisory team: Dr Chindu Sreedharan, Professor Stuart Allan