Michelle Thomason

Michelle Thomason

  • thomasonm at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • PGR
  • Communication and Journalism
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Michelle is currently completing her professional doctorate in education at Bournemouth's Centre for Excellence in Media Practice. Her research focuses on the impact of the 2014 curriculum reform on A Level Media Studies and takes a multi-methodological approach to researching online teachers' communities of practice, incorporating netnography and CDA within an hermeneutic phenomenological 'attitude'. A former curriculum leader for Media, she taught in the post-16 sector for over 20 years and is now a senior lecturer and programme leader for the Post-Compulsory Education and Training PGCE at The University of East London. ​She has also written journal articles, blogs and resources for a range of publications and websites related to media education. Michelle is also an executive member of The Media Education Association.

Journal Articles

  • Thomason, M. and Connolly, S., 2021. What does engagement look like in a media classroom? Participations: journal of audience and reception studies, 18 (2).


  • MA with Distinction in Creative and Media Education (Bournemouth University, 2017)