Dr Phil Ramsey
- School of Communication and Media
- Research Institute
- Centre for Media Research
- Jordanstown campus
- +44 28 9036 8858
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, and he is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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, International Journal of Cultural Policy, Journal of Radio and Audio Media and Television & New Media. He tweets on media policy and higher education policy at @ramsey_phil.
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- Cultural Policy in Northern Ireland: making cultural policy for a divided societyThe Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural PolicyDate: (2018)
- Ireland: in search of reform for public service media fundingTransparency and Funding of Public Service Media: deutsche Debatte im internationalen KontexDate: (2018)
- BBC Radio and public value: The governance of public service radio in the United KingdomThe Radio Journal International Studies in Broadcast and Audio MediaDate: (2017)
- Commercial Public Service Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Public Service Television, Regulation, and the MarketTelevision and New MediaDate: (2016)
- ‘It could redefine public service broadcasting in the digital age’: assessing the BBC’s proposals for moving BBC Three onlineConvergenceDate: (2016)
- BBC Radio Ulster: Public Service Radio in Northern Ireland’s Divided SocietyJournal of Radio & Audio MediaDate: (2016)
- The public sphere and PR: deliberative democracy and agonistic pluralismRoutledge Handbook of Critical Public RelationsDate: (2016)
- The Engage programme and the Government Communication Network in the UK, 2006–2010Journal of Public AffairsDate: (2015)
- Broadcasting to reflect ‘life and culture as we know it’: media policy, devolution, and the case of Northern IrelandMedia, Culture and SocietyDate: (2015)
- Art for art’s sake? A critique of the instrumentalist turn in the teaching of media and communications in UK universitiesInternational Journal of Cultural PolicyDate: (2015)