Centre for Culture, Media and Society

Centre for Culture, Media and Society

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The Centre for Culture, Media and Society (CCMS) undertakes internationally excellent research across a diversity of cultural, social and media practices. We foster innovative research on all forms of culture and media, its institutions, its representations and power relations, and the challenges that these generate.

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Impact VR

Impact VR lab has been creating virtual reality scenarios for the healthcare sector since 2013

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CCRI Impact blog

News, events and publications from ADMRC, our sister centre in the Culture and Creativity Research Institute

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Seminar series

Find out about our public, interdisciplinary forum for disseminating research and discussion.

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Research groups

Our PhD programme

CCMS students explore a range of culture and media topics in an exciting interdisciplinary environment, with high-rated support and supervision.

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Our people

Susan Anderson

Dr Susan Anderson

Head of Centre 

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Kathy Doherty

Dr Kathy Doherty

Researcher support and development lead, Head of Postgraduate Research

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Ivan Phelan

Ivan Phelan

Impact VR director, Principal Research Fellow

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More CCMS staff

Meet our full team

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Part of the Culture and Creativity Research Institute

CCRI is the University's largest community of researchers. It brings together specialisms across the following research centres:

  • Art, Design and Media Research Centre
  • Centre for Culture, Media and Society
  • Humanities Research Centre
  • Lab4Living
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