Dr Rob Turnock

Personal profile

Dr Rob Turnock is a Research Fellow in the Department of Media Arts. His work focuses on developing cultural heritage and broadcasting history projects that promote the use of film and television archive content to different public and specialist constituencies.

He is currently the project manager responsible for content selection, metadata and contextualisation on the EU funded project EUscreen (2009-12) that aims to create access to over 30,000 items of audio-visual content from 20 European broadcasters and archives. Prior to that he was responsible for content selection strategies in the EU funded Video Active project (2006-09).

As well as being interested in Knowledge Transfer (the practical application of academic research and knowledge), he has experience of researching and publishing on British television culture, audiences and history. He is the author of Television and Consumer Culture: Britain and the Transformation of Modernity (I.B. Tauris, 2007) and Interpreting Diana: Television Audiences and the Death of a Princess (BFI, 2000), and he is co-editor (with Dr Cathy Johnson) of ITV Cultures: Independent Television Over Fifty Years (Open University Press, 2005).


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