Kerry Traynor – PHD Student
Kerry Traynor joined the ICC in November 2012 reading for a PhD in the impact of local media. Building on Bourdieu’s concepts of field and capital, this study will consider the ways in which current political, economic and cultural regimes shape local media service provision and influence individual, societal and historical narratives. Further, the study will explore the ways in which local media can contribute to increased civic participation and the creation of social and cultural capital, particularly within urban conurbations with low levels of democratic engagement.
Prior to this Kerry has undertaken a range of research exploring the impact of the third sector and the creative industries, and how governance, leadership and strategic management within these sectors can impact on the creation of social and cultural capital.
During her time with LJMU, Kerry has lectured on a range of postgraduate programmes within the Faculty of Business and Law, and in the Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure, in areas such as Research Methods, Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility and Stakeholder Management. She has also supervised a number of postgraduate dissertation students on the MA Advanced Educational Practise, and managed Alt Valley Vision, a community media enterprise in North East Liverpool which engaged 350 community residents in the production and broadcast of multimedia web content.
Since 2003, Kerry has been an Independent Assessor for a national grant-making charity, evaluating applications for funding in terms of impact, governance, project and financial management and safeguarding.
In previous roles Kerry has secured funding from a range of bodies including the Department for Children, Schools and Families, the Home Office, the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Single Regeneration Budget, the Big Lottery Fund, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, BBC Children In Need and Liverpool Children’s Fund.