Short CV/Education and training

Current Role

  • Professor of Sociology and Associate Head of School (Research), School of Law, Criminology & Government, University of Plymouth, UK

  • Visiting Adjunct Professor, School of Social Sciences, Monash University, Australia

Previous Postions

  • 2014 – 2017
    Editor-in-Chief Elect of Environmental Communication (Routledge)

  • 2012 – 2015
    Professor of Sociology and Director of Centre for Culture, Community & Society, Institute of Health and Community, University of Plymouth, UK

  • 2010 – 2012
    Professor of Sociology and Head of Sociology & Social Policy Subject Group, University of Plymouth, UK

  • 2007 – 2010
    Reader in Sociology, University of Plymouth, UK

  • 2003 – 2007
    Principal Lecturer in Sociology, University of Plymouth, UK

  • 1991 – 2003
    Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Plymouth, UK

  • 1987 – 1990
    Research Assistant ESRC funded project, ‘Crime, Law and Justice and the Media’, Social Science Faculty, University of Greenwich: YE/06/25/
     

Selected publications

  • Anderson, A. (2017) 'Source Influence on Journalistic Decisions and News Coverage of Climate Change.' Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science. http://climatescience.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.001.0001/acrefore-9780190228620-e-356

  • Anderson A.G, Grose J, Pahl S, Thompson R.C, Wyles K.J (2016) 'Microplastics in Personal Care Products: Exploring perceptions of environmentalists, beauticians and students'. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 113, 1–2: 454-460 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X16308657

  • Anderson, A. (2015) 'Reflections on Environmental Communication and the Challenges of a New Research Agenda'. Environmental Communication, 9 (3): 379-383.

    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17524032.2015.1044063?journalCode=renc20

  • Anderson, A. (2015) Climate Politics and the News Media. In Backstrand, K. and Lovbrand, E. (eds.) Research Handbook on Climate Governance. Edward Elgar. https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/research-handbook-on-climate-governance

  • Anderson, A. (2014) Media, Environment and the Network Society. Basingstoke: Palgrave. https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9780230217614

  • Anderson, A. (2011) 'Sources, Media and Modes of Climate Change Communication', Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 2 (4): 535-46. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcc.119/abstract

  • Anderson, A. (2009) 'Media Politics and Climate Change: Towards a New Research Agenda', Sociology Compass, 3.

    http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.407.1335&rep=rep1&type=pdf

  • Anderson, A., Petersen, A, Wilkinson, C. & Allan, S. (2005) 'The Framing of Nanotechnologies in the British Newspaper Press', Special Issue of Science Communication, 27 (2): 200-20. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1075547005281472

  • Anderson, A. (2002) 'In Search of the Holy Grail: Media Discourse and the New Human Genetics', New Genetics and Society, 21, (3), 327-37.

    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14636770216006

  • Anderson, A. (1997) Media, Culture and the Environment. London: Routledge.

    https://www.amazon.com/Culture-Environment-Anderson-University-Plymouth/dp/1857283848



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • 'A sociological study of patients' use of digital media', Australian Research Council (Alan Petersen PI, Timothy Caulfield, CI) $366,000, 2017 – 2020

  • Stewart, I., Anderson, A., Pahl, S. Anderson, M., United Downs Deep Geothermal Project, ERDF £429.333, CI, 2017 – 2020

  • Archer, J., Regan de Bere, S. & Anderson, A. (2011-13) What is Revalidation in Practice? Shaping the Future Development of Revalidation, Health Foundation, £80,000, CI, 2011 – 2013

  • Petersen, A. & Anderson, A. Striking a Balance? How Scientists and Policymakers Portray the Benefits and Risks of Nanotechnologies as Applied to Medical and Environmental Sustainability. (British Academy SG-44284), 2006 – 2007

  • Anderson, A., Petersen, A. & Allan, S. Nanotechnology and News Production: Scientists’, Journalists’, and Editors’ Views (ESRC grant number RES-000-22-0596) £48,000, PI, 2003 – 2005

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Steering Group Member of Swiss National Science Foundation 'Sustainable Economy' Programme.

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests


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