Dr Charlotte Elliott-Harvey
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Tel: (+44)(0)114 222 2493
PhD (Leeds), FHEA
Charlotte joined the department in June 2018 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) for the AHRC-funded project Defining Freedom of the Press: A Cross National Examination of Press Ethics and Regulation (DFoP). Also in 2018, Charlotte was awarded her PhD at the School of Media and Communication (University of Leeds). During her PhD, she was a Research Assistant on an EU FP7-funded project, Media, Conflict and Democratisation (MeCoDEM), and was a co-convener of the project ECR Network.
Charlotte's professional background includes communications experience in the public, private, and non-governmental sectors from Europe, North America, and West Africa. In her free time, she provides IT and communications support to a Leeds-Bradford charity. In a previous role, Charlotte managed a volunteer-run francophone radio station, which ran weekly live talk shows on culture, politics, and everything in between.
Charlotte's research interests are situated in how various forms of communication and meaning-generation are negotiated in communicative contexts, using both a case study and comparative perspective. She completed her PhD in Communication Studies in 2018, where her thesis examined concepts of freedom of speech as they relate to media controversies on provocative speech acts from the creative realm. Her study was a comparative study of France and Denmark, and it addressed themes related to diversity, integration, tolerance, offence, and the parameters of free expression. Her thesis can be accessed online on the White Rose eThesis repository.
In her role as the PDRA for the DFoP project, Charlotte is interested in truth-values as they relate to press ethics and press regulation, and the significance of their role in fostering and contributing to meaningful debate and plurality in its journalistic form. In addition to contributing to the project's outputs and intellectual environment as a member of the research team, Charlotte's particular focus is on the role of 'digital-born' organisations and how they may or may not be challenging traditional journalistic norms and practices.
Using a media and communications perspective, Charlotte has contributed to teaching in the following modules:
JNL315 Free Speech and Censorship
JNL6210 Research Methods
Charlotte is also contributing to the development of a massive open online course (MOOC) for the DFoP project, in collaboration with the University's Digital Learning Team, which will go live in mid-2020.
Charlotte is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UKPSF).
- View this article in WRRO DFoP: Scope and parameters of the project. Defining freedom of the press: A cross national examination of press ethics and regulation.
- Stakeholder workshops as a method for developing a grounded media ethics. University of Brighton.
- Journalism and codes of ethics.
- Defining freedom of the press: A cross national examination of press ethics and regulation.
- Defining 'freedom of the press': A cross-national analysis of press council codes of ethics.
- Human dignity beyond boundaries: Revisiting global journalism ethics.
- Journalists' perceptions of press freedom in practice: Perspectives from the front-line.