Area of Expertise:

Media audiences; children, young people and the internet in social, domestic and educational contexts; media and digital literacies; the mediated public sphere; Internet use and policy; the public understanding of communications regulation

Sonia Livingstone is Professor of Social Psychology and Head of the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research examines children, young people and the internet; media and digital literacies; the mediated public sphere; audience reception for diverse television genres and public understanding of communications regulation. Recent books include Audiences and Publics(edited, Intellect, 2005), The Handbook of New Media (edited, with Leah Lievrouw, Sage, 2006), Public Connection? Media Consumption and the Presumption of Attention(with Nick Couldry and Tim Markham, Palgrave, 2007), Children and the Internet (2009, Polity) and Media Regulation (with Peter Lunt, Sage, 2012).She was President of the International Communication Association (2007-8). http://www2.lse.ac.uk/media@lse/WhosWho/AcademicStaff/SoniaLivingstone/soniaLivingstone.aspx