Dr Ruth Garland

Dr Ruth Garland

PhD alumni

Department of Media and Communications

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Thesis: Between Media and Politics: Can government press officers hold the line in the age of 'political spin'? The case of the UK since 1997 (2017). Read here.

Supervisors: Dr Nick Anstead and Dr Damian Tambini

After the PhD

Dr Ruth Garland is a Lecturer in Media Cultures at the School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire.


  • Garland, R. Between mediatisation and politicization: can Whitehall press officers ‘hold the line’? Public Relations Inquiry Vol 6, Issue 2, pp. 171 - 189. First published date: May-30-2017.  http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2046147X17695365
  • Garland, R., Tambini, D. and Couldry, N.  Has Government been mediatized? A UK perspective.  Media, Culture & Society. First published date: June-13-2017.  http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0163443717713261
  • Garland, R. The dynamics of resistance and response to mediatization in government: perceptions of Whitehall press officers caught in the ‘cross-field’ since 1997. Forthcoming chapter for book: The Dynamics of Mediatization, editors: G Bolin, A Hepp, S Hjarvard, O Driessens (delivered June 2016). Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan.  Forthcoming.
  • Garland, R. Images of Health and Medical Science conveyed by television (1984): Published in Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners. June: 316-319. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1959792/