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Dr Andy Mullen

Assistant Professor

Department: Social Sciences

Andy MullenAndy joined Northumbria in 2005 having worked for 10 years in various gay and lesbian community organisations. Andy has a PhD from the University of Bradford, where he researched the response of the British Left to European integration.

My research interests encompass:

1. European integration; political economy of European integration; response of the left and trade union movement to European integration

2. Media and communication; the Herman-Chomsky Propaganda Model; propaganda; political communication; new political communication technologies

3. British and American foreign policy in the post-1945 period 


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  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Media performance in the ‘age of austerity’: British newspaper coverage of the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath, 2008–2010, Mullen, A. 1 Apr 2021, In: Journalism
  • The 2008 Financial Crisis, the Great Recession and Austerity in Britain: Analysing Media Coverage Using the Herman-Chomsky Propaganda Model, Mullen, A. 2018, The Propaganda Model Today, London, University of Westminster Press
  • Election Strategies, Campaign Themes and Target Voters, Mullen, A. 2016, Political Marketing and the 2015 UK General Election, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Revisiting the European social model(s) debate: challenges and prospects, Whyman, P., Baimbridge, M., Mullen, A. 2014, In: L'Europe en Formation
  • Selling politics- the political economy of political advertising, Mullen, A. 2013, Advertising as Culture, Bristol, Intellect
  • The political economy of the European social model, Whyman, P., Baimbridge, M., Mullen, A. 2012
  • Reclaiming Sovereignty: The Progressive Case, Mullen, A. 30 Jun 2011, Britain in a Global World: Options for a New Beginning, Charlottesville, VA, USA, Imprint Academic
  • Bringing power back in: the Herman–Chomsky propaganda model, 1988–2008, Mullen, A. 2010, The Political Economy of Media and Power, New York, Peter Lang
  • The Herman-Chomsky propaganda model: a critical approach to analysing mass media behaviour, Mullen, A., Klaehn, J. Apr 2010, In: Sociology Compass
  • The propaganda model after 20 Years: interview with Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky, Mullen, A. Feb 2010, In: Fifth-Estate-Online: International Journal of Radical Mass Media Criticism

  • Maria Laura Ruiu Moral Panics and newspaper reporting in Britain: between sceptical and realistic discourses of climate change Start Date: 18/12/2017 End Date: 31/10/2019
  • Thomas Chukwuma Ijere Personalized Political Communication in the Era of Media Abundance: A Comparative Study of Practices in the United States, United Kingdom and Nigeria Start Date: 01/10/2016 End Date: 29/06/2021
  • Deborah Burns The UK during the Brexit years – the language of immigration in broadcast news. A Critical Discourse Analysis of BBC News and ITV News prior to General Election 2015, the Referendum on Membership of the European Union 2016, and General Election 2017 Start Date: 05/10/2016 End Date: 09/08/2023

  • Teaching & Learning PCAPL September 15 2005
  • Education PhD June 30 2005
  • Research Methods BSc (Hons) September 01 1990
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2007

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