Sylvia Hayes

Sustainable Futures

PhD Researcher in Sustainable Futures (ESRC 1+3)
College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter

Start date: September 2019

Research topic: Constructing Climate Change in an Online World

I am interested in the way climate change is communicated and discussed in an increasingly online media landscape. My research attempts to investigate the impact of institutional norms and pressures on media representations of climate change by assessing how the modern newsroom impacts upon the framing of climate change in media content produced. I am particularly interested in the way that new digital technologies and platforms are having an effect on climate change in the media.

Research supervisors: Dr Saffron O’Neill, Dr Tim Kurz