Jon’s thesis title is: Scandalising the NHS: Scandal, Storytelling and Power in the BBC and ITV’s coverage of Mid Staffs. Jon’s research analyses recent developments in the relationship between news media and deviance.
Jon co-runs the SASS Research Students’ Society which is a professional development & networking society for Arts and Social Science PhD researchers at City University London.
CityLibrary Search is a resource discovery tool which searches across a wide range of resources including print and electronic books, journals, articles, theses and more.
Jon uses books and electronic journals for his research. City also subscribes to newspaper/ news resources and multimedia film and audio resources. The streaming service Box of Broadcasts is very useful for watching TV programmes and documentaries etc.
The SCONUL Access scheme is very useful for staff and students to use University and other libraries throughout the country. Senate House, University of London is a large humanities and social science library.
The British Library is the national library and is based at St Pancras, all research staff and students should join the British Library.
Useful research tools eg. RefWorks
Jon finds RefWorks extremely useful for managing research references. City subscribes to the online reference management software RefWorks and staff and students and City alumni can use this to store, manage and cite references. RefWorks accounts can be set up at www.refworks.com
Social media resources and blogs
Jon is on Twitter.
Advice to new researchers
“Make sure to engage with your peers, both professionally and socially. It makes the process easier and you get a network for after the PhD.”