Mr Scott Downham

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Personal profile

Third year Politics PhD with the New Political Communication Unit. Twitter: @Scott__Downham

Research interests

Political communication & Journalism: digital/social media, media representation, the media system and political socialisation.

Gaming: games journalism, gamer identity and their media representation.

Educational background


Royal Holloway, University of London

PhD Politics

inSTIL Teacher Training


University of Portsmouth

MRes Sociology

BA Journalism with English Language

NCTJ Reporting, Court Reporting, General Media Law & Regulation, Portfolio, Shorthand


Scott has worked at The Alan Turing Instititute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence (AI), training AI to detect online hate speech and misinformation. He has two years’ experience in industry as a games journalist covering the Halo franchise.


Up to date for the 2021/2022 academic year.

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