Andrew Chadwick

Principal Investigator

Andrew Chadwick is Professor of Political Communication in the Department of Communication and Media at Loughborough University. He is also Director of the Online Civic Culture Centre (O3C). His research has explored the internet and newer media as they relate to political communication, and he is the author of The Hybrid Media System: Politics and Power.

Cristian Vaccari


Cristian Vaccari is Professor of Political Communication at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Loughborough University. He is Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Press/Politics and chair of the Information Technology and Politics section of the American Political Science Association. He is author of Digital Politics in Western Democracies: A Comparative Study.

Natalie-Anne Hall

Research Associate

Dr Natalie-Anne Hall holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Manchester, an MSc in Social Science Research Methods (Sociology) from the University of Bristol, and an MA in International Development from Nagoya University. Her interest lies in the sociology of political social media use, and she has conducted research into topics such as the Facebook use of Brexit supporters and RT UK’s audience on Facebook.

Edmund Holmes

PhD Student

Ed Holmes is a PhD student funded by the project. Ed’s research focuses on what motivates people to share and correct misinformation online. He holds a BA in Sociology and an MSc in Social Research from the University of Hull.