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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 constructed and mediated 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 the 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 media and cultural studies.

She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Research Interests Her research interests are broadly in the following areas:

The representation of the uncanny in photography and film
Digital retrophilic communities and people's engagement with the past
The mediation of melancholia and loss in urban exploration photography

The development of media literacy and resilience in secondary school education
Teaching and Learning Fiona is the Principal Lecturer in Journalism and Media.

She teaches the following modules: Media Semiotics and Discourse; Postmodern Culture; Media and Society; Cinema and Society and
contributes to Research Methods, Research in the Creative Industries.
Scopus Author ID 55788018900