Media and Creative Industries

Current research

The Institute for Media and Creative Industries incorporates an interdisciplinary team of researchers with a shared interest in the growth and impact of these industries from a critical, global perspective.

The Institute for Media and Creative Industries focuses on four key research areas:


Analysing technological innovation, regulation, meaning, and ownership, through ethnographic, political, economic, environmental, activist and public-policy research.


Engaging the legal, economic, training, environmental, and organisational context of work, by drawing on institutional and ethnographic methods to engage both structural and experiential determinations.


Understanding cultural production by addressing both content analysis and textual analysis, and combining statistical and hermeneutic methods to establish patterns of meaning.


Combining quantitative and qualitative measures to establish the audience’s composition and conduct in the wake of cultural consumption through consideration of ratings, uses and effects, ethnographic, and psychoanalytic traditions.