I am delighted to welcome Jennifer Jones back to University of the West of Scotland as my new PhD student. Jennifer is an advanced new media user and will begin to look at how social media is utilized as an activist device around the Olympic Games.
"Jennifer Jones is a doctoral researcher in the School of Creative Industries at the University of the West of Scotland. Jennifer returned to the University after graduating with distinction from a Masters in New Media and Society at the University of Leicester. Her dissertation was on the construct of social media platforms and the user notions of sociality within them.
Jennifer works as a visiting lecturer at Birmingham City University, teaching classes in New Media, Media Theory and supervises web media and journalism dissertation students. She has conducted research into collecting, managing and analyzing social media outputsfrom formal events and is currently working on projects relating to social network analysis and subversion of social media within traditional institutions. In June 2009, Jennifer organised a one-day event on the Uses and Abuses of Social Media, a paper-free seminar which brought together social media practice with theory.