nikki soo staff profile 2018Dr Nikki Soo

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Contact:
Email: n.soo@sheffield.ac.uk
Telephone: 0114 222 1652
Room: Crick Centre, Elmfield Building

Website: www.nikkisoo.com

Profile

I am Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Sir Bernard Crick Centre, housed in the Department of Politics, University of Sheffield. In this role, I work on research that studies the relationship between politics, politician and the public.

I am also concurrently Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Manchester on an ESRC-funded project that examines knowledge gaps and the role of public service broadcasters in the era of misinformation, in partnership with the BBC.

Research

I am a political communication researcher with a wide range of interests, particularly how digital tools are integrated in and impact society, media and culture. I am also interested in the use of innovative research methods, including digital methods.

My doctoral research, entitled MPs on Standby: Representation and Repair in Everyday MP-Constituent Performances investigated contemporary British MP constituency activities, and how they have changed with the integration of digital tools. To gain detailed insights of what occurred on the ground, I drew on ethnography and semi-structured interviews as my methods.

I also am interested in tackling social inequalities, such as access to information and education, implemented through creative and sustainable solutions. I have previous experience in think tanks, third sector organisations and consultancies in Asia and the UK.