Professor in Sociology and Media Policy, City, University of London
Petros Iosifidis is Professor in Sociology and Media Policy at City, University of London (https://www.city.ac.uk/people/academics/petros-iosifidis), conducting research in the media policy field, as well as being an effective teacher and administrator. He has directed the very successful MA media programmes (2000-16), the largest Research Centre in the Department (J. Tunstall Global Media Centre, 2010-17; https://www.city.ac.uk/arts-social-sciences/sociology/tunstall-global-media-research-centre), has offered a very strong profile for the previous RAE submissions, and is undertaking a leading role in the REF2021. He has acknowledged expertise in the realms of communications policy and public service media and is expanding his expertise beyond this into media coverage of sport and regulation of social media. His recent books and peer review articles have raised his reputation as a thinker who is empirically rich, comparatively aware and theoretically sophisticated. Specifically, he is author of 8 books including Reinventing Public Service Communication (2010), Public Television in the Digital Era (2012), Global Media and Communication Policy (2013), Public Sphere and Mediated Social Networks (2016, with M. Wheeler) and Global Media & National Policies (2016, with T. Flew and J. Steemers). He has contributed numerous book chapters and has published extensively in peer-review journals. He has served as an ESRC Peer Review College reviewer, as Principal Editor of the Journal of Digital Media & Policy (http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=175/) and Co-Editor of the Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business (http://link.springer.com/bookseries/14699). He has served as External Examiner at the University of Westminster and London Met and has held Visiting Professorships in five Universities. He has organised conferences at City and been invited to give keynote lectures, thus promoting the reputation of City for significant thinking about media policy while enhancing his name. He is Vice-Chair of IAMCR Global Media Policy group and advisor to the Greek government on media/communications issues. He has acted as national expert on European projects relating to media.