Mr Scott Downham

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Personal profile

Second 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 representation.

Educational background


Royal Holloway, University of London

PhD Politics (second year)

inSTIL Teacher Training


University of Portsmouth

MRes Sociology

BA Journalism with English Language

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


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. With two years’ experience in industry as a games journalist covering the Halo franchise.


Up to date for the 2020/2021 academic year.

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