Lecturer in Digital Media and Communications


Dr Dominic Hinde is a Lecturer in Digital Media and Communications with a specific focus on digital communication. He teaches across a number of modules on our undergraduate media and communications degree programmes


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Dominic is a media academic who has also worked across a variety of commercial media outlets, including as a foreign reporter in Northern Europe for the US press and domestically for the Scottish press and broadcast media. He studied for his PhD jointly at the University of Edinburgh and Uppsala University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities before joining QMU.

His journalism work has focused mostly on foreign affairs and the environment, but he has also worked as a cultural journalist, commentator and TV news fixer. His main academic interests lie in the strategic communication of global change, narrative, and media innovation as it relates to climate change and the concept of the Anthropocene. He is interested in supervising students with an interest in media and the environment, journalism practice, global communication and convergent media.

He is also a published non-fiction author.

Dominic’s current research is focused on the relationship between media practice and large scale sociological and environmental change under the banner of the Anthropocene. His work combines perspectives from journalism studies, the environmental humanities and science and technology studies to consider the challenges faced by media practice in reporting global change. Through participation in the Royal Society of Edinburgh Low Carbon Scotland initiative he also contributes to transdisciplinary research on low carbon futures. On a theoretical level he has an interest in new materialist approaches to media and the environment, and in the German school of media theory.

Active research interests:

Climate Change, Media practice, New Materialism, Sociology of Media, Convergent Media, Narrative.

Research Methods:

Autonomous practice and reflexive fieldwork, Discourse analysis, Critical media analysis, Qualitative methods, Frame analysis.


Please see my research publications in eResearch – Queen Margaret University’s repository

2018-2019 Carson Research Fellow writing grant awarded by the Rachel Carson Center, Munich.

Dominic teaches on QMU courses in marketing, media and mass communication. Dominic focuses on relationships between media and communications professionals and journalists, with specialisms in political communication, strategic communication and persuasive communication.

Dominic is also developing teaching on convergent media practice as it relates to multimedia practice and in web based content delivery, DIY media and content creation, and has a further interest in hacking culture as media practice.

Dominic is able to supervise Phd and Masters’ students working in mass communication, environmental communication, journalism practice, and political communication.