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Professor Jenny Kitzinger

Professor Jenny Kitzinger

BA (Cambridge), PhD (Glasgow)

Position: Director of Research

Email: KitzingerJ@cardiff.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 74571

Location: Room 0.55A, Bute Building


Risk, Science, Health and Media and Audience Understandings

Books on the media and science/health issues

Haran, J, Kitzinger, J et al (2008) Human Cloning in the media: from science fiction to science practice. Routledge, London

Miller, D, Kitzinger J et al. (1998) The Circuit of Mass Communication: media strategies, representation and audience reception in the AIDS crisis. Sage, London

Presentations

Neuroscience in the News: the case of fMRI [3.4MB] - Lecture in Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University 15th Feb 2013

Articles/Chapters

Kitzinger, C and Kitzinger J (forthcoming) Withdrawing artificial nutrition and hydration from minimally conscious and vegetative patients: family perspectives. Journal of Medical Ethics

Halliday, S., Kitzinger, C. & Kitzinger, J. (forthcoming) Law in everyday life and death: A socio-legal study of chronic disorders of consciousness, Legal Studies

Samuel, G and Kitzinger, J (2013) Reporting consciousness in coma: media framing of neuro-scientific research, hope, and the response of families with relatives in vegetative and minimally conscious states. JOMEC Journal

fMRI for vegetative and minimally conscious states. BMJ (Published 28 November 2012)

Kitzinger, Jenny and Kitzinger, Celia. 2012. The 'window of opportunity' for death after severe brain injury: Family experiences. Sociology of Health and Illness doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.12020

The 'window of opportunity' for death after severe brain injury...

Latchem, J and Kitzinger, J (2012) 'What is important to residents with neurological conditions and their relatives in rehabilitation and long-term care centres?', Research Report, Cardiff University
What is important to residents with neurological conditions...

Kitzinger, C and Kitzinger, J ‘Giving voice to the voiceless’? - high tech speculation, or basic respect? The Psychologist 23(6): 450-451 (2010)

Questioning the sci-fi alibi: a critique of how 'science fiction fears' are used to explain away public concerns about risk. Journal of Risk Research, 13(1):73 - 86 (2010)
Questioning the sci-fi alibi: a critique of how...

Modest witnessing and managing the boundaries between science and the media: A case study of breakthrough and scandal. (2009) (co-author) Public Understanding of Science Online First (Sage Website).
Modest witnessing and managing the boundaries between science and the media

Risk Actors and Public Risk: the media. Review project commissioned by Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform - BERR. (2008)
Risk Actors and Public Risk: the media

Role Models in the Media: An Exploration of the Views and Experiences of Women in Science, Engineering and Technology. Report for the UKRC. (2008) (co-author)
Role Models in the Media [305 KB]

Gender, Stereotypes and Expertise in the Press: How Newspapers Represent Female and Male Scientists. Report for the UKRC. (2008) (co-author)
Gender, Stereotypes and Expertise in the Press [342 KB]

Screening Women in SET: How Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Are Represented in Films and on Television. Report for the UKRC. (2008) (co-author)
Screening Women in SET [709 KB]

Promoting Women in the Media: The Role of SET Organisations and their Science Media Communicators. Report for the UKRC. Report for the UKRC. (2008) (co-author)
Promoting Women in the Media [222 KB]

Bimbo or Boffin? Women in Science: an analysis of media representations and how female scientists negotiate cultural contradictions. Public Understanding of Science. (2009) (co-author)

Bimbo or boffin? (Sage Website)

'Science fiction fears? An analysis of how people use fiction in discussing risk and emerging science and technology', SCARR working paper, (co-author) (2008)
Science fiction fears? [81KB]

'Media Discourses and Framing of Risk', Social Contexts and Responses to Risk Network, 27 – 2008 (co-author) (2008)
Media Discourses and Framing of Risk [291KB]

Questioning Hype, Rescuing Hope? The Hwang stem cells scandal and the reassertion of hopeful horizons: ‘Science as Culture’ , (2008)
Questioning Hype, Rescuing Hope? The Hwang stem cells scandal... [85KB]

‘Science, Patriotism and discourses of nation and culture: reflections on the South Korean stem cell breakthrough and scandals’ Choon Key Chekar, and Jenny Kitzinger, Cardiff University, New Genetics and Society (2007) 26(3): 289-308
Science, Patriotism and discourses of nation and culture... [149KB]

‘Science, media and society: the framing of bioethical debates around embryonic stem cell research between 2000 and 2005’ in Glasner, P, et al. (eds) New Genetics, New Social Formations. Routledge. London pp204-231 (co-author) (2007)

'Bricolage in action: learning about, making sense of, and discussing, issues about genetically modified crops and food' Health, Risk and Society , 9(1): 83-103 (co-author) (2007)

‘Orchestrating a science 'event': the case of the human genome project’ New Genetics and Society. 26 (1): 65-83 (co-author) (2007)

'Risk and the Media' in Taylor-Gooby, P and Zinn, J (eds) Risk in Social Science, Oxford University Press (co-author).(2006)

‘The role of the media in public engagement with science in Turney, J (ed) Engaging Science: thoughts, deeds, analysis and action. Wellcome Trust pp.44-50.(2006)

‘Constructing and Deconstructing the 'Gay Gene': Media Reporting of Genetics, Sexual Diversity 'and Deviance'’ In: Ellison, G & Goodman, A (eds) (2005): Diversity without Deviance: Human Biology, Science and Society. Taylor and Francis. Chapter 6 pp 100-117.
Constructing and Deconstructing the 'Gay Gene'...[76KB]

‘Forecasting Science futures: legitimising hope and calming fears in the stem cell debate', Jenny Kitzinger and Clare Williams, Social Science and Medicine 61(3): 731-740 (co-author). (2005) (Reprinted in In: Future perfect? God, medicine and human identity. Ed. by Celia Deane-Drummond and Peter Manley Scott. (2006) Chapter 9.)
Forecasting the future: legitimising hope and calming fears... [56KB]

‘Lay perceptions of health inequalities’, Social Science and Medicine 62: 2171-2182 (2005).

‘Envisaging the Embryo in Stem Cell Research’. Sociology of Health and Illness 25(7):793-814 (co-author). (2003)

‘The Media and Health’, in: Alder B, et al. (eds). Psychology and Health Applied to Medicine, Elsevier Science (2003).

'Radical Blueprint for Social Change'? Media Representations of New Labour's Policies on Public Health. Sociology of Health and Illness (2003) 25(6):532-552 (co-author).

‘Experiments in Science Communication: a pilot study with a digital TV channel’, ESRC (2003) (co-author).

'Media coverage of the ethical and social implications of human genetic research', Final report for The Wellcome Trust, Award no: GR058105MA, Jenny Kitzinger, Lesley Henderson, Andrew Smart and John Eldridge (2002)
Media coverage of the ethical and social implications of human genetic research [169KB]

‘Childbirth and Breastfeeding in the Media, Birth (2001) 28(1):60-63 (co-author).

‘Representing Infant Feeding: Content Analysis of British Media Portrayals of Bottle Feeding and Breast Feeding’. British Medical Journal (2000) 321(7270):1196-1198 (co-author).

‘Researching Risk and the Media’. Health, Risk and Society (1999) 1(1):55-69.
Researching Risk and the Media [61 KB]

‘The Human Drama of Genetics: 'Hard' and 'Soft' Media Representations of Inherited Breast Cancer, Sociology of Health and Illness (1999) 21(5):560-578 (co-author) (Reprinted) In: Gabe J, Conrad P, (eds). Sociological Perspectives on the New Genetics, (1999) Oxford, Blackwells.

The Human Drama of Genetics:... [63 KB]

'The Circuit of Mass Communication: media strategies, representation and audience reception in the AIDS crisis' (1998) Sage (co-author).

‘The Rise and Fall of Risk Reporting’, The European Journal of Communication (1997) 12(3):319-350 (co-author). The Rise and Fall of Risk Reporting [144KB]

‘The Face of AIDS’. In: Markova I, Farr R, (eds). Representations of Health and Illness. Harwood Academic Publishers (1995).

'The Role of the Media in combatting AIDS'. In: Heckmann, F (ed). AIDS in Europe. Berlin: Edition Sigma (1995).

‘Visible and Invisible Women in AIDS Discourse’. In: Doyal L, Naidoo J, Wilton T, (eds). AIDS: Setting a Feminist Agenda. Taylor and Francis (1994).

‘Understanding AIDS: Researching Audience Perceptions of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome’. In: Eldridge J, (ed). Getting the Message. Routledge (1993).

‘African AIDS. The Media and Audience Beliefs’. In: Aggleton P, P. D, Hart G, (eds). AIDS: Rights, Risk and Reason. Falmer Press (1992) 28-52. (co-author).

‘Judging by Appearances: Audience Understandings of the Look of Someone with HIV’, Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology (1991) 1(2):155-163.

‘Strategies of the Early Childbirth Movement: A Case Study of the National Childbirth Trust’. In: Garcia J, et al, (eds). The Politics of Maternity Care, Oxford University Press (1990).

‘Public Perceptions of Social and Ethical Issues around GM Foods: a Focus Group Study’, Wellcome Trust (2001) (co-author). Public Perceptions of Social and Ethical Issues... [685KB]

‘The Role of the Media in Public and Professional Understandings of Breast Cancer’: Report for the NHS National R & D Programme, Project Ref: 16-19 (2000) (co-author).

The Role of the Media in Public and Professional... [198KB]

'Media and Expert Constructions of Risk', ESRC Final report (1996) (co-author).

‘Evaluation of AIDS Related Advertising in Further Education Colleges/Universities’ Health Education Board for Scotland. (1993).

‘Sociological Study of the Content of AIDS Media Messages and Audience Responses’, ESRC (1992) (co-author).

Other publications by Jenny Kitzinger:

Sex, Violence & Abuse & Media Representation/Audience

Media power/audience reception overviews

Focus Group Research

Other health (non-media related) publications