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Dr Fiona Smith

Biography Fiona received her PhD in 1996 from Robert Gordon University and her study examined the ways in which the environment is mediated and constructed by the press in Scotland. She obtained her degree in librarianship and information science in 1992 from Robert Gordon University and also has a Certificate in Tertiary Level Teaching.

She previously worked as an academic researcher and contributed to a significant body of work in the information science field. In 2002, she spent a year at University of Aberdeen exploring the applications of technology to learning environments in higher education and returned to Robert Gordon University in 2003 to teach and research in communication and cultural studies.
Research Interests Her research interests are in the following areas:

Postmodern theory;
Fan culture and audience studies;
Online retrophile communities;
Abandoned spaces and photography;
The role of the media in the construction of memory.
Teaching and Learning Fiona is a senior lecturer in media and cultural studies and course leader for the BA Hons Media course.
She teaches the following modules: Media Semiotics and Discourse; Postmodern Culture; Media and Society; Cinema and Society.
Scopus Author ID 55788018900