Declan McDowell-Naylor

Research Associate, Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC), Cardiff University. 


Welcome to my website.

I am an academic researcher with an interest in the areas of digital politics, political communication, science and technology, British politics, and, most importantly, democracy.

I view my role in society being to understand and explain, through my research and teaching, the nature of political power, its distribution, and its effects.

I am currently a Research Associate, within the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC), working on a three-year project that aims to understand ‘alternative media’ within the UK. 

I earned my PhD in politics at Royal Holloway, University of London. I researched  the role of public engagement with government-led autonomous vehicle development in the United Kingdom. The research explored the democratic nature of this engagement process, arguing that citizens should be granted more and greater opportunities in these kinds of interaction. 

I have been published in Journalismand the 10th volume of Political Communication in BritainMy writing has also appeared in Political Studies Review, The New Political Communication Unit Blog, The Conversation, and Three-D. For details of my publications, click here.

© Declan McDowell-Naylor 2019.

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