Ian Taylor holds a first class degree in English Literature and Media Studies (BA Hons, De Montfort University 1999), a Masters degree in Mass Communication (MA, University of Leicester 2000) and a PhD from Loughborough University (2010). His PhD examined the media relations of the anti-war movement in the UK as they sought to make their case against the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and employed a wide range of methodologies including Content Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Frame Analysis, Interviews and Survey research. After completing his PhD Ian worked as a researcher on three short content analysis based studies at Loughborough before working as a Lecturer in Media and Communications at the University of the Leicester from 2010 to early 2013. During his time at Leicester, Ian delivered lectures on a wide range of subjects including media audiences, research methods, film studies, political economy, and digital journalism. He also successfully supervised 40 students through their Masters level dissertations. He currently has several articles under review and is working on more publications based on his PhD research.