Professor David Buckingham
Children, young people, media and education: media use, civic participation, consumerism, youth culture, sexuality, media literacy, media regulation, identity
- Education, Sociology
David Buckingham is a scholar, writer and consultant specializing in young people, media and education. He is an Emeritus Professor at Loughborough University, and a Visiting Professor at Sussex University. David has directed numerous research projects on young people's interactions with media, and on media literacy education, funded by UK research councils, the European Commission and charitable foundations. He has been a consultant for bodies such as UNESCO, the United Nations, Unicef, Ofcom and the UK government. He is the author, co-author or editor of 30 books and more than 240 scholarly articles and book chapters, and his work has been translated into 15 languages. David has been a Visiting Professor at universities in the United States, Australia, Norway, Italy, Hong Kong and South Africa, and has taught and addressed conferences in more than 30 countries around the world. Among his most recent books are The Material Child: Growing Up in Consumer Culture (2011), The Civic Web: Young People, the Internet and Civic Participation (2013) and Youth Cultures in the Age of Global Media (2014). David's website and blog are at: davidbuckingham.net.
Professor Peter Taylor-Gooby
Risk and uncertainty; social policy and state welfare, especially theoretical and normative approaches; cross-national comparative work in Europe and East Asia; public attitudes to inequality, social justice and social policy
Professor Kathy Sylva FBA
Educational psychology: role of learning experiences at home and early childhood settings in shaping children’s development; longitudinal and randomised intervention studies to inform policy and practice