20102019

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Biography

Dr Maura Edmond's research addresses changes and challenges in the contemporary media, arts and cultural industries, with a focus on digital transformation, policy and gender. She is interested in how creative media and cultural sectors adapt to digital transformations (in particular platformisation), and she has examined visual art, popular music, podcasting, radio, fashion, film and fandom from this perspective. Dr Edmond is also interested in understanding how we can better ensure robust and inclusive media and cultural sectors, taking into account technological, sociological and policy factors.

Dr Edmond's work has been published in outlets such as New Media and Society, Television and New Media, The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Policy (2021), Toward Gender Equality in the Music Industry: Education, Activism and Practice (Bloomsbury 2019) and The Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy (2018).

Dr Edmond is also the Director of the Masters of Communication and Media Studies in the School of Media, Film and Journalism.

Supervision interests

  • popular music 
  • creative subcultures
  • media and cultural industries
  • cultural policy and cultural industries
  • gender and media
  • gender and digital cultures

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Research area keywords

  • gender
  • cultural industries
  • media and cultural policy
  • popular music
  • independent media
  • music videos