I have been at Leicester since 2005 having previously worked at De Montfort University (2002-5) and the University of Stirling (1997-2002). I completed my PhD at the University of Sheffield where I was also a Graduate Teaching Assistant (1994-1997). After periods as Director of Distance Learning and Director of Learning and Teaching I am currently the Deputy Head of School for Operations.
My key research areas are science documentary and the study of political communication (in particular election communications in the UK) and journalism studies (in particular citizen journalism).
Campbell, V. (2020) ‘“Live every week like it's Shark Week": Jaws and Natural History Documentary', in Hunter, I. and Leggatt, M. (eds) The Jaws Book, London: Bloomsbury, pp: 251-266
Campbell, V. (2018) 'Social Media, Politics and the Law of Unintended Consequences', in Mair, J., Clark, T., Fowler, N., Snoddy, R. and Tait, R. (eds) Anti-social Media? The Impact on Journalism and Society, Bury St. Edmunds: Abramis Academic Publishing
Campbell, V. (2017) 'The Importance of 'Citizenship': Theoretical Issues in Studying Citizen Journalism in International Context' in Tong, J. and Lo, S. (eds) Digital Technology and Journalism in an International Comparative Perspective, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Campbell, V. (2016) Science, Entertainment and Television Documentary, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Campbell, V. and Lee, B. (2016) 'Party Brands in the 2015 General Election: A Case Study of Online Political Posters', in Lilleker, DG and Pack, M (eds) Political Marketing at the 2015 UK General Election, London: Palgrave.
Lee, B. and Campbell, V. (2016) 'Looking out or turning in? Organisational ramifications of Online Political Posters on Facebook', International Journal of Press/Politics, 21(3): 313-337.
Gunter, B., Saltzis, K. and Campbell, V. (2015) 'The Changing Nature of Party Election Broadcasts: The Growing Influence of Political Marketing', Journal of Political Marketing, 14(3): 229-250.
Campbell, V. (2015) 'Theorising Citizenship in Citizen Journalism', Digital Journalism, 3(5): 704-719.
Campbell, V. (2015) 'Citizen Journalism and Active Citizenship', in Price, S. and Sanz Sabido, R. (eds.) Contemporary Protest and the Legacy of Dissent, London: Rowman and Littlefield.
Campbell, V. (2014) 'Framing Environmental Risks and Natural Disasters in Factual Entertainment Television', Environmental Communication, Vol. 8(1): 58-74.
I teach on Undergraduate and Postgraduate taught programmes primarily in the area of political communication as well as contributing to modules on journalism studies and other subject areas.
Elections and political communication in general (UK in particular) citizen journalism and journalism in general science documentary/science communication