Project Team

The project team includes: Professor Annette Hill, an audiences specialist with interests in big picture research; Julie Donovan, a creative content consultant with twenty years experience working in the media industry, and interests in the international formats business; Dr Tina Askanius, a Danish-Swedish media researcher with interests in social media; Dr Koko Kondo, a Japanese-British audience researcher with expertise in qualitative research.

The Project Advisory Group includes Professor Goran Bolin, (Sodertorn Högskola, SE), Professor Raymond Boyle, (Glasgow University, UK), Professor John Corner (Leeds University, UK), and Professor Jeanette Steemers (University of Westminster, UK), and Douglas Wood (Shine Group).



Project leader Annette Hill is a Professor of Media at Lund University, Sweden, and Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster, UK. Her research focuses on audiences, with interests in media experiences, everyday life, genres and cultures of viewing. Her most recent book are Reality TV: Key Ideas (Routledge 2015). Other books include is Paranormal Media (Routledge 2011), Restyling Factual TV (2007), Reality TV (2005), TV Living: (with David Gauntlett 1999), and Shocking Entertainment (1997). The next book is Media Experiences (Routledge 2017).

Julie Donovan[1]Julie Donovan has been working in the TV entertainment industry for over 20 years. She started her career in production at London Weekend Television (LWT), and worked her way up from researcher to producer on a number of shows for both primetime terrestrial and cable networks.  In recent years, she has been involved in the international formats business, most recently within the Worldwide Entertainment Department of Fremantlemedia as Senior Vice President responsible for International Format Development.


Dr. Koko Kondo is currently working at University of Westminster, UK. After working in the media industry in Tokyo for almost 9 years (TV presenter, sales and promotion, and management), she did a PhD on the subject of Japanese children and global media. Her post-doctoral research with Brunel university examined digital media at home to design the interface of interactive TV. She has also assisted Professor Hill’s work on Paranormal TV audiences. Her current interests include viral marketing, social media and digital media use in higher education.


Tina Askanius is a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer in the department of Media and Communication at Lund University, Sweden. She is mainly involved in the production and audience fieldwork in Scandinavia. Some of her current work in the Media Experiences project involves political documentary audiences and qualitative studies of crime fiction series and their fans.




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Jose Luis Urueta, is currently working full time as a research assistant in the Media Experiences project. Jose holds an M.A. in Public and International Affairs from the University of Ottawa.

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