Centre for Research in Communication and Culture

About us

Welcome to the CRCC

Since our establishment in 1991, we have developed into the largest research centre of our kind in the UK.

We are an interdisciplinary centre, crossing over social science and humanities disciplines to draw on theories and methods in social psychology, sociology, politics, history and geography.

An introduction to the CRCC

Hear from Director, John Downey about the broad spectrum of communication and culture research expertise at the CRCC.

Renowned for the breadth of our research, we range across interpersonal and small-group communication, social media, political communication, media education, mainstream communications - including digital and online and the analysis of communicative work, such as tourism, popular music and memory.

Our core research themes are all regarded as world-leading (REF 2014). We use a diversity of methods for data gathering and analysis and work with a variety of partners, including the BBC, the police, NSPCC and the Electoral Commission as well as our international collaborators, to deliver fundamental and applied research of exceptional quality.

I hope you enjoy finding out more about our 25 years of pioneering work.‌

John Downey
Director