Leadership team

Professor Lizzie Jackson


Lizzie is the Head of Research for the School of Arts and Creative Industries at London South Bank University.  She is also an Advisor to the UK Intellectual Property Office and has worked with the Council of  Europe on the governance of public service media and digital citizenship.

Dr Jonathon Hutchinson


Dr Jonathon Hutchinson is a lecturer in Online Communication and Media at the University of Sydney. He is currently a Visiting Research Fellow on the Algorithmed Public Sphere project at the Hans Bredow Institute, Hamburg Germany. He researches Public Service Media, cultural intermediation, everyday social media, algorithms and automated media.

Dr Christine Horz

Deputy President

Christine is senior lecturer at the Institute for Media Studies Bochum. Her current fields of research are the digital future of PSM and media, migration and racism. She is speaker of the Sektion Internationale und Interkulturelle Kommunikation, German society for journalism and communication science.

Dr Roberto Suárez Candel

Industry Liaison

Dr. Roberto Suárez Candel is the Head of Strategy & Media Intelligence at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Previously, he worked as a media policy researcher at the Hans-Bredow-Institute in Hamburg as well as at the Stockholm University and the Pompeu Fabra University.

Professor Gregory Ferrell Lowe

Editor-In-Chief, RIPE Book Series

Gregory is professor in residence and director-designate for the Communication Program at Northwestern University in Qatar. He is series editor for the RIPE Readers published by Nordicom since 2003. The eighth book is titled Public Service Media in the Networked Society..

Dr Minna Aslama Horowitz


Dr Minna Aslama Horowitz is Docent at the University of Helsinki, Fellow at St. John’s University, New York and Expert on Advocacy and Digital Rights at the Central European University, Budapest. 

Prof. Dr. Manuel Puppis

Conference Convenor

Manuel Puppis is Full Professor in Media Systems and Media Structures at the University of Fribourg’s Department of Communication and Media Research. He is a member of the Swiss Federal Media Commission and the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on Media Environment and Reform. His research interests include media policy, media regulation and media governance, media systems in a comparative perspective, political communication and organisation theory.

Dr. Philip Savage

Book Series Editor

Philip Savage has a Ph.D. from York & Ryerson Universities (2006). He lectures and writes on the history and changing roles of audiences and audience research in Canada and around the world. A career in community media, public broadcasting, and professional media research included roles as Head of Research for CBC Radio, then Senior Manager of Planning and Regulatory Affairs for CBC Radio, CBC Television and CBC.ca, prior to his return full-time to McMaster University in 2005.