Tom Gerken, PhD Studentship

Tom Gerken, PhD Studentship – In the UK we have appointed Tom to fill the role of our PhD research studentship at UEL in Addiction, At-Risk Youth & Digital Media: Development & Evaluation of an Internet Radio Intervention to Reduce Substance Misuse among Excluded and Hard-to-Reach Youth through a multidisciplinary collaboration between Education, Psychology and Performing Arts funded by the Cass School of Education & Communities.  

Tom will be joining us in September and comes straight from the BBC where he worked as a Department Researcher for BBC Wales, editing audio ready for broadcast as well as running BBC social media channels, recording and interviewing athletes.  Tom has a postgraduate degree in Radio Production, several years in executive roles of internet radio stations, experience running social media at a professional level and is keen to return to academia whilst staying active in radio production.   Tom also worked as station manager of Bournemouth Internet Radio Station (one of the oldest internet stations in the UK) where he won silver in the Student Radio Award, Best Station category. Tom has also made a number of creative radio dramas over the years, with experience in writing scripts and editing.

Tom will be supervised by Prof.  Andrew Ravenscroft along with Co-Supervisors: Dr Meredith Terlecki (Clinical Psychology) and Gordon Kerr (Head of Music Technology).

Ecrea Conference: RA presentations

Upcoming conferences:

Santos, Sílvio Correia, Brites, Maria José, Jorge, Ana, Catalão, Daniel, Navio, Catarina. “Online radio for the empowerment of young audiences: from context analysis to radio participation”. 5th Conference from the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)‘Communication for Empowerment: Citizens, Markets, Innovations’. Lisbon.

Brites, Maria José, Jorge, Ana, Santos, Sílvio Correia, Catalão, Daniel, Navio, Catarina. “Listening to music, making online radio and copyright”. 5th Conference from the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)  ‘Communication for Empowerment: Citizens, Markets, Innovations’. Lisbon.

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