Dr Nelya Koteyko
PhD (Birmingham, UK) MA (Budapest, Hungary)
Lecturer in Media and Communication
Department of Media and Communication
Telephone : 0116 252 2768
I received a PhD in Applied Linguistics/English from the University of Birmingham and spent several years working on research projects focused on: political discourse in Russia; media representations and public perceptions of emerging infectious diseases, probiotics, and, most recently, climate change (at the Institute for Science and Society, University of Nottingham).
I have held research fellowships, scholarships and joint grants from the Economic and Social Research Council, German Academic Exchange Service, the Swedish Institute, the Centre for International Mobility in Finland, the Open Society Institute and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh.
- Climate change communication (**NEW EVENT** on CCC and the Internet)
- Public discourses on infectious diseases
- E-health (online social support)
- Internet research methods
- Mixed methods in social research
My primary interest lies in the interdisciplinary field of language and politics, and my PhD and early post-postdoctoral research focused on developing theory and methodology for a corpus-assisted analysis of media discourse and political speeches.
My current research continues to draw on methods of corpus linguistics and discourse analysis to study linguistic framing of popular and policy responses to developments in science, technology and medicine.
My methodological expertise lies in the use of mixed methods, drawing on text analysis and advances in qualitative computing (CAQDAS network). I have used interviews, focus groups, document analysis, as well as data collected from blogs, online reader comments, and RSS feeds to study the dynamics of science- and medicine- related debates (see publications below).
2013-2015: Principal Investigator – ESRC standard grant ‘Chronic illness and online networking: expectations, assumptions, and everyday realities’. Co-I: Prof B Gunter.
2013 –2018: Work Package Leader - AHRC funded program ‘Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery: Connecting Communities for Mental Health and Wellbeing’. PI: Prof. P Crawford.
2011-14: Co-Investigator on the research project 'From Greenhouse Effect to Climategate: A systematic study of climate change as a complex social issue' funded by the ESRC and NWO ORA fund.
2008-2010: Co-Investigator on the ESRC-funded project "Carbon compounds': Lexical creativity and discourse formations in the context of climate change'. PI: Prof B Nerlich.
Teaching and Supervision
I welcome enquiries from prospective research students who wish to undertake projects related to my research interests.
I am an Associate of the UK Higher Education Academy.
I regularly review research proposals and article submissions for international journals in the areas of media studies, sociology of health and illness, climate change communication, and social research methodology.
- UK COST domain expert (Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health Domain)
- editorial board member 'Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture'
- member of International Health Humanities Network and MeCCSA Climate Change Network
- founding member The International Environmental Communication Association