PCMLP values collaborative work with colleagues at partner institutions. Below are our affiliates, whom we work and consult with on an ongoing basis.
Andrea Millwood-Hargrave was Research Director of the Broadcasting Standards Commission, now part of Ofcom. She joined the BSC in February 1991. The Commission’s role was to produce codes of practice, consider audience complaints and to conduct research and monitoring on standards and fairness in broadcasting. She commissioned a varied programme of broadcasting research looking at areas within the remit. In addition she oversaw the Independent Television Commission’s audience attitudinal research programme (conducted jointly with the BSC) and consulte for the Radio Authority in this area. She serves as an expert on the Council of Europe Committee looking at on line democracy issues, having previously served on a Committee considering universal access and harmful and illegal content on the Internet. Before joining the Commission, Andrea was Director of Planning (Marketing) for the first satellite broadcasting outfit in the UK and was also in at the start of cable television in the UK. She began her working career in the media for one of the commercial television companies.
Stefaan Verhulst was the co-founder and Head of PCMLP from the programme’s inception in December 1996 – May 2002, as well as senior research fellow at the Centre for Socio Legal Studies. In addition, he was the Unesco Chairholder in Communications Law and Policy for the UK. Before his move to Oxford in 1996, he had been a lecturer on communications law and policy issues in Belgium and founder and co-director of the International Media and info-comms Policy and Law studies (IMPS) at the School of Law, University of Glasgow. Mr. Verhulst has served as consultant to various international and national organizations including the Council of Europe, European Commission, Unesco, UNDP, USAID and DFID. Mr Verhulst is currently the Chief of Research at the Markle Foundation.
Gabriela Martinez Sainz joins us from the University of Cambridge, where she is a PhD candidate currently researching human rights education in Mexico, with a view to integrating theory and practices and applying gained knowledge to the development of training programmes for human rights educators.
Prior to Cambridge, Gabriela worked as Academic Coordinator of the ‘Open University’ Department at the Panamerican University and was responsible for the academic and administrative coordination of the department, including the review of academic curricula and programmes. She has also co-authored secondary-school textbooks on civics and ethics education. She is currently conducting research with Dr Iginio Gagliardone on hate speech.