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Sofie Edlund

Bournemouth University, UK

Originally from Sweden, I moved to the United Kingdom in 2011 to study Ba(Hons) Communication and Media at Bournemouth University. My academic studies have greatly fuelled my interest in the influences of media on human behaviour, and in the bilateral relationship between media discourse and ideology. In my thesis I looked into media representations and discourse on encryption and surveillance in UK newspapers. During my undergraduate I was given the opportunity to conduct extra-curricular research on media representations of midwifery and childbirth, co-created with Dr Ann Luce (Faculty of Media and Communication) and funded by the Centre for Excellence in Learning. We aim to co-publish an academic paper on the subject later this year. Since October 2015 I have also been working as research assistant for Dr Roman Gerodimos, aiding his research on global citizenship and digital literacy. These experiences have allowed me to work closely with established researchers, whilst developing my interest in academic research. Furthermore, I have worked as a radio presenter at the university's student radio station, Nerve Radio. In my spare time I enjoy getting lost in great adventures and fascinating stories, whether in a book, a film or a video game. I am also part of Bournemouth University's Chamber Choir, and attend weekly