Jo Whitehouse-Hart

Personal details

I have recently taken up a post as lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. I hold a BA (Hons) in Politics and Media Studies from De Montfort University and MA Cinema in Televisions studies where I was a scholarship student at the British Film Institute and University of London Birkbeck College.  My doctoral research was a psychosocial study of viewer’s “favourite” films and television programmes which will be published in 2014 (in press) by Palgrave as Psychosocial Explorations in Film and Television Viewing. I have extensive experience with distance learners working for many years as a tutor, author and course team member for the Open University. I also hold a post-graduate certificate in Research Methods and Research Practice (Nottingham Trent University). I am an active member of the Association of Psychosocial Studies, Media and The Inner World Network and an executive committee member of the International Group for Psychosocietal Research, which meets yearly in Dubrovnik Croatia to work experimentally on developing new methods and approaches for qualitative research.

Publications

My publications include: 2014 (forthcoming) ‘Programmes for people who are paranoid about the way they look’: some thoughts on paranoia, mirrors and contemporary lifestyle television’ in Bainbridge, C, Ward, I & Yates, C (eds.) Emotion and Culture Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, Whitehouse-Hart, J 2014 ‘Spending Too Much Time Watching TV?’ in, Bainbridge, C, Ward, I and Yates, C (eds.) Media and The Inner World: Remote Control: Psychoanalysis and Television’ London, Karnac, Whitehouse-Hart, J 2013 ‘Surrendering to the Dream: An account of the unconscious dynamics of a research relationship’  International Journal of Research Practice special edition Psychodynamic research, Vol 8, (2)  & Whitehouse-Hart J & Taylor, D 2012, ‘Branding the Agency Emotionally’ Journal of Psycho-~Social Studies Vol 6 (1) May 2012.

Research

I am currently researching training for the creative industries, focussing on the economic and emotional experiences of the parents of children who perform and wish to pursue a career in the performing arts.

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School of Media, Communication and Sociology

Campus based courses
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T: +44(0)116 252 3863

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Research degrees (campus-based and distance learning courses)
T: +44(0)116 252 2785
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