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Professor Sonia Livingstone

Sonia Livingstone (Advisory Committee)(BSc London, 1st Class; DPhil Oxford) is Professor in Social Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science where she directs the MSc in Media and Communications. She has researched and published widely in the field of media and communications, focusing mainly on the television audience but more recently on children and young people's uses of new forms of media and information technologies in Britain and other European countries. Her research has been funded by the ESRC, BBC, BT, Leverhulme Trust, European Commission and others. She has been Guest Professor at the Universities of Copenhagen and Stockholm, and is currently serving on the Social Section Committee of the BPS, and on the boards of several academic journals including the Journal of Communication and New Media and Society. She is author of Making Sense of Television (second edition, Routledge, 1998), co-author of Mass Consumption and Personal Identity (Open University, 1992) and Talk on Television (Routledge, 1994), and is currently working on a book entitled Children, Young People and the Changing Media Environment. She is interested in the ways in which new forms of media may be changing the traditional relations between people (audiences) and the mass media.

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