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    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

20102018
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Biography

Phil Ramsey is Lecturer in the School of Communication and Media, and a member of the Centre for Media Research at Ulster University. He returned to Ulster in August 2016 having previously been Assistant Professor in Digital and Creative Media at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China (2012–2016).

He holds BA, MA and PhD degrees from the former School of Media, Film and Journalism at Ulster, where he also taught extensively between 2007 and 2012 at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In the School of Communication and Media, Ramsey teaches political communication, public relations and digital media. He became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2017.

Phil Ramsey’s research focuses mainly on media policy and public service media in the UK, with a specific focus on the work of the BBC. His work addresses media governance and the political-economy of the UK’s media system. He has written on the use of the public value approach at the BBC, the move online of BBC Three, and debates around the devolution of broadcasting powers in the UK. Other strands of his research have dealt with cultural policy in the UK, the relationship between media and democracy, and critical approaches to political public relations.

Ramsey’s work has been published in a number of international journals that include Media, Culture & Society, Convergence, the International Journal of Cultural Policy, Television & New Media, and the European Journal of Communication.

Phil Ramsey has been Chair of the UK’s MeCCSA Policy Network (Media and Cultural Studies Association) since January 2018, previously serving as Vice-Chair (2017–2018). He tweets on media policy and higher education policy @ramsey_phil, and for the Policy Network @meccsapolicy

Education / Academic qualification

PhD

Sep 2007Jun 2011

Master

Sep 2006Sep 2007

Bachelor

Sep 2003Jun 2006

External positions

Chair of the MeCCSA Policy Network , Media and Cultural Studies Association (MECCSA).

Jan 2018 → …

Vice Chair of the MeCCSA Policy Network , Media and Cultural Studies Association (MECCSA).

Jan 2017Jan 2018

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Research Output 2010 2018

  • 14 Article
  • 6 Other contribution
  • 5 Chapter
  • 3 Commissioned report

Cultural Policy in Northern Ireland: making cultural policy for a divided society

Ramsey, P. & Waterhouse-Bradley, B. 2018 The Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy. Abingdon, p. 195-211

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

cultural policy
art
antagonism
social cohesion
history

Ireland: in search of reform for public service media funding

Ramsey, P. 2018 Transparency and Funding of Public Service Media: deutsche Debatte im internationalen Kontex. p. 77-90

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

Open Access
File
public service
Ireland
funding
reform
television
1 Citations

The end of the television licence fee? Applying the German household levy model to the United Kingdom

Ramsey, P. & Herzog , C. 27 May 2018

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
File
license
fee
television
public service
funding
1 Citations

‘It could redefine public service broadcasting in the digital age’: assessing the BBC’s proposals for moving BBC Three online

Ramsey, P. 1 Apr 2018 Online, p. 152–167 16 p., 24(2)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
File
BBC
broadcasting
Broadcasting
Television
public service
1 Citations

BBC Radio and public value: The governance of public service radio in the United Kingdom

Ramsey, P. 1 Apr 2017 15, 1, p. 89-106

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
File
BBC
public service
radio
governance
Values

Activities 2009 2018

  • 5 Membership of network
  • 3 Invited talk
  • 1 Membership of board
  • 1 Other