CCPR is the University’s centre of excellence for research in media, communication and cultural policy. The Centre’s dynamic group of internationally-renowned scholars works across diverse topics including media policy, media economics, cultural policy, the cultural industries, and digital and creative economies.
Current projects include a major new investigation of PSM and the Digital Challenge: Purpose, Value and Funding funded by the ESRC. The AHRC-funded Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC), working in collaboration with CREATe, the UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre, work on digital adaptation funded by the Norwegian Research Council and the Sustainable Screens Scotland (SSS) network connecting the Scottish film and television production industry, screen sector stakeholders, and academics across disciplines to promote the screen industry’s transition towards net-zero.
CCPR recently contributed to the formation of public policy, including current work on the Commission on the Future of Media in Ireland and the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Post-Covid-19 Futures Commission.
The Centre’s team of academics and postgraduate researchers supports a thriving and engaged research culture that features regular seminars, workshops and events, and is involved in many partnerships and collaborations, both nationally and internationally. Our research and scholarship have led to the creation of two popular and successful postgraduate taught programmes including the much sought-after MSc in Media Management, which sits at the core of CCPR’s postgraduate teaching, and the highly popular MSc in Creative Industries and Cultural Policy, now offered on a School-wide basis.
CCPR is highly engaged in the diverse community of research and teaching in the School of Culture and Creative Arts, and the wider University – see our research environment. We especially welcome enquiries about our research and ideas for new collaborations and initiatives.
Previous research in CCPR
- ESRC-funded project on Television Production in Transition: Independence, Scale and Sustainability
- RCUK-funded CREATe programme project on The New British Film Policy
- RCUK-funded project on Converging Technologies and Windowing Strategies
- European Commission-funded H2020 project, CulturalBase: Social Platform on Cultural Heritage and European Identities
- Royal Society of Edinburgh-funded workshops on Commissioning Creativity and Funding Film
- Royal Society of Edinburgh-funded workshops on ‘1707 and 2014: The National Press, Civil Society and Constitutional Identity in Scotland’ (2016-2017)
- ESRC-funded project on Multi-platform media and the digital challenge: Strategy, Distribution and Policy
- AHRC-funded project on The UK Film Council: A Case Study of Film Policy in Transition
- AHRC-funded project on Supporting Creative Business: Cultural Enterprise and its Clients
- RSE-funded workshops on Shaping Scotland’s Talent: Change, Flexibility and New Pathways in the Screen Industries
- RSE-funded seminars on Securing Scotland’s Voice: Strategic Responses to the Digital Media Revolution in the National Press
- Creative Scotland-funded project on 21st Media Literacy
- AHRC-funded project on Music and Dance - Beyond Copyright Text
- OECD-funded research on Audiovisual Trade and Cultural Policy
- AHRC-funded project on Public Understanding of Business: Television, Representation and Entrepreneurship
- AHRC-funded project on The Scottish Arts Council 1967-2007: arts governance and national identity
- AHRC-funded project on Creativity: policy and practice. A study of government, the BBC and UK Film Council
- European Commision-funded study of Indicators for Media Pluralism in the Member States
- Carnegie Trust-funded project on Film Criticism Research