About Rimap

With a mature research base in media, and highly active exhibition culture in art and design, the Institute welcomes applications for Masters by Research and PhDs.

The Institute hosts the Centre for International Media Analysis, Research and Consultancy 'CIMARC' and the Centre for Applied Research in Dance 'CARD' It has research specialisms in new media publishing; cross-media integration; political communication; journalism; sport and the media; community radio; performance, and creative writing.

The Research Institute for Media Art and Design has research groups in:

Journalism - leader Dr Alec Charles
Interactive Media Group - leader Dr Gavin Stewart
Practice and Personal Research Group - leader Joanna Callaghan
Screen and Script: cross-media practices - leader Dr Carlota Larrea

The Institute hosts the JOG: Journalism and the Olympic Games Research Group which is co-ordinated by Professor Garry Whannel. The JOG Group was established in 2005 to develop an international network of research into journalism, politics and the Olympic Games.

The editorial office of the international refereed journal, Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies is based within the Institute housing editorial staff Alexis Weedon (co-editor), Alison Gazzard (editorial assistant). Julia Knight (co-editor) and Nick Cope (reviews editor) are based at the University of Sunderland. Convergence has an international editorial board, with members drawn from Europe, Australia, USA, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan, it has subscribers world-wide. The journal acts as an invaluable bridge between the research work of the staff and postgraduate students of the Institute and the wider community of scholars.

The Institute runs research seminars on a variety of research topics open to all staff, visitors and postgraduate research students. Recent visiting speakers to RIMAD include - Professor Andrew Crisell, University of Sunderland; Dr Vince Miller, University of Kent; and Martin Rosenbaum, Head of Freedom of Information at the BBC. The 2007/2008 programme will include:- Dr Joram ten Brink, University of Westminster; Professor Carole Gray, The Robert Gordon University; and Dr Ann Steiner, Lund University, Sweden. Full details of the current programme can be found on the seminars page

This site is for collaborative project discussion and contains information for researchers and research students. There is also a University site for RIMAD