Director, Media Policy Project, LSE
Dr Damian Tambini is Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE, where he also serves as Research Director and Programme Director for the MSc Media and Communications (Governance).
Dr Tambini is an expert in media and communications regulation and policy, and active in policymaking as well as academic research. He is frequently called to give evidence to parliamentary committees and provide formal and informal policy advice to government. From 2014-2015 he served on the UK Government Expert Panel advising on the value of electromagnetic spectrum. He was called to give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry in 2012, and from 2009-2010 he served on the Communications Consumer Panel, a non-executive role at the communications regulator Ofcom.
Dr Tambini is Research Director of the Department of Media and Communications, Chair of the Research Committee, inaugural Director of the Media Policy Project and programme director of the MSc in Media and Communications (Governance). From June 2002-August 2006 Dr Tambini was Head of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Oxford University. Before that he was director of the IPPR Media Policy Project (1999-2002), Postdoctoral Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford (1998). Lecturer, Humboldt University, Berlin (1997-8), and researcher at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy (PhD 1996).