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Dr Thomas Giagkoglou

Profession
Course Leader, BA (Hons) Media Communications
College
London College of Communication
Person Type
Staff
Thomas  Giagkoglou

Biography

Dr Thomas Giagkoglou is Course Leader for BA (Hons) Media Communications at London College of Communication.

Thomas completed an MSc in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics (1997-8) and subsequently studied for his PhD in the Communication and Media Research Institute (CaMRI), University of Westminster, researching the sociocultural impact of information and communication technologies in secondary education (1999-2003).

After completion of his doctoral degree, Thomas worked in the industry for three years, as analyst for a consumer insight think tank, and later as researcher for a telecommunications consultancy in London. He was also employed by Athens 2004 as Senior Liaison Officer during the 2004 Summer Olympics, where he looked after public relations with major international broadcasters before and during the games period.

Thomas has previously taught on MA Mass Communications at London Metropolitan University, and on MA Communications Policy at the University of Westminster, and in 2006 he embarked on his academic career on a full-time basis as Lecturer in Media at Liverpool Hope University, becoming course leader for the BA (Hons) Media degree programme in 2010.

Thomas joined UAL in 2011 and has since been Course Leader for BA (Hons) Media Communications teaching media theory, research methodology, and promotional media communications - among others - across the three years of the degree programme.

Thomas’s research interests focus on the social understanding of media communications technology and the dialogical relationship between media platform and user.

Between 2014-15, Thomas took part as co-investigator in the Nesta-funded ‘Silver Service Membership tool’ project as part of the Digital R&D fund researching geographically dispersed audiences within the 65+ age group, and their participation in arts and culture via digital media platforms. Thomas led the quantitative research phase of the project, which included a survey on a national sample of 923 respondents across three field sites (North London, Warwickshire, South Lakeland).

More recently, Thomas has co-researched cultural policy and representation issues on racial diversity in the UK film and television industries.

Related area

View the BA (Hons) Media Communications course page.