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Dr Anthony Ridge-Newman is a Lecturer in Media and Communications at the University of Roehampton, London. He has diverse expertise as a scholar and practitioner in academia, communications, media and politics.

Anthony's expertise includes a range of publications about the role of new media in changing the organisational culture of the Tory Party. He is the convenor of the Political Studies Association specialist group for the study of Conservatives & Conservatism.

Anthony's research and teaching in political communication was previously based in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow, where he is currently an Affiliate Researcher.

Anthony holds a University of London PhD; masters in research methods from the University of Surrey; and a first class undergraduate in communications. His research was ESRC funded, 2008-11.

Anthony's publications include:

  • 'Tories and Television, 1951-64: Broadcasting an Elite' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
  • 'Cameron's Conservatives and the Internet: Change, Culture and Cyber Toryism' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
  • 'Digital Political Marketing' in Lilleker and Pack, Political Marketing and the 2015 UK General Election (Palgrave Macmillan, co-authored, 2016)
  • EU Referendum Analysis 2016 (report, contributor, 2016)
  • UK General Election Analysis 2015 (report, contributor, 2015)

Anthony's work is influenced by approaches in cultural studies and the study of political parties; communications and media; science and technology; human rights; and international relations. He is interested in analysing cultural, political and social change.

Anthony's work is rooted in a tradition of empiricism, interdisciplinarity and the development of innovative research methods. Through using comparative case studies, Anthony often takes more holistic and historical approaches to his work.



PhD (Lond.) MSc (Surrey) BSc (First Class) Pg Dip FHEA


PhD, University of London
Associate Member of Hertford College, University of Oxford
AQM research methods, Essex Social Science Summer School
Archival research methods, Institute of Historical Research
Thesis: The Conservative Party and New Media

MSc Social Research Methods, University of Surrey
Thesis: News representations of Britain’s decision to go to war with Iraq

BSc (Hons) science communications (first class), universities of Plymouth and North Carolina

Teacher training (Fellowship of HEA), universities of London, Glasgow and Roehampton

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