Dr Charlotte Elliott-HarveyDr Charlotte Elliott-Harvey

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Tel: (+44)(0)114 222 2493
Email: c.elliott-harvey@sheffield.ac.uk

Room 304


PhD (Leeds)

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.

Research interests

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.

Teaching

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.

Publications

Working papers

  • Steel J, Conboy M, Elliott-Harvey C, Firmstone J, Fox C, Mulderrig J, Saunders J & Wragg P (2018) DFoP: Scope and parameters of the project. Defining freedom of the press: A cross national examination of press ethics and regulation. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download

Presentations

  • Steel J, Conboy M, Elliott-Harvey C, Firmstone J, Fox C, Mulderrig J, Saunders J & Wragg P Journalism and codes of ethics. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Steel J, Conboy M, Elliott-Harvey C, Firmstone J, Fox C, Mulderrig J, Saunders J & Wragg P Defining freedom of the press: A cross national examination of press ethics and regulation. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Steel J, Conboy M, Elliott-Harvey C, Firmstone J, Fox C, Mulderrig J, Saunders J & Wragg P Defining 'freedom of the press': A cross-national analysis of press council codes of ethics. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Steel J, Conboy M, Elliott-Harvey C, Firmstone J, Fox C, Mulderrig J, Saunders J & Wragg P Human dignity beyond boundaries: Revisiting global journalism ethics. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Steel J, Conboy M, Elliott-Harvey C, Firmstone J, Fox C, Mulderrig J, Saunders J & Wragg P Journalists' perceptions of press freedom in practice: Perspectives from the front-line. RIS download Bibtex download