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Dr Nedim Hassan

Dr Nedim Hassan

Telephone: 0151 231 5033


Dr Nedim Hassan is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies. His background is in Popular Music Studies and he graduated with a doctorate from the Institute of Popular Music, University of Liverpool in 2008. Nedim is particularly interested in researching the roles of music, media and culture in everyday life. His previous research has examined the significance of daily domestic musical activities and fandom. In addition, Nedim has examined the value of a local community-based choir project involving adults with learning difficulties, focusing specifically upon the choir rehearsal process as a resource for social bonding and self-presentation.

Nedim's current ethnographic research project focuses upon members involved with local rock music scenes on Merseyside and explores peoples' experiences in scenes that appear to be 'hidden' from established historical narratives about Liverpool's music history.

Nedim specialises in teaching ethnographic methods; political economy of the media and music industries (with an emphasis on policy and regulation); media audiences and fandom; and popular music studies.

Currently Nedim is the Programme Leader of the MA Mass Communications and he teaches on the following undergraduate and postgraduate modules:

Introduction to Media Studies
Contemporary Communications
Mass Communications: Policy and Practice
Advanced Research Methods
Culture and Identity
Mass Communications: Research Methods
Theories, Concepts and Debates in Mass Communications
Digital Cultures
New Media: Policy and Practice


2008, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, PhD, Popular Music Studies

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, 2013 - present



Hassan NA. 2018. Shock Rock Horror! The Representation and Reception of Heavy Metal Horror Films in the 1980s Bentley N, Johnson B, Zieleniec A. Youth Subcultures in Fiction, Film and Other Media Teenage Dreams :163-177 Palgrave Macmillan 9783319731889

Hassan NA. 2016. Cancer Sucks: photography and the representation of chronic illness Browne V, Whistler D. On the Feminist Philosophy of Gillian Howie: Materialism and Mortality :vii-286 Bloomsbury. London 9781474254120 >Link

Hassan NA. 2013. Hidden Fans? Fandom and Domestic Musical Activity Duffett M. Popular Music Fandom: Identities, Roles and Practices Routledge. New York 978-0415506397

Hassan NA. 2010. Singing to Yourself? Momentary Musical Performing and the Articulation of Identity Hassan NA, Tessler H. Sounds of the Overground: Selected papers from a postgraduate colloquium on ubiquitous music and music in everyday life 2 :1-11 International Institute for Popular Culture. Turku, Finland 978-951-29-4233-6

Journal article

Hassan NA. 2017. Re-voicing: Community choir participation as a medium for identity formation amongst people with learning disabilities International Journal of Community Music, 2 :207-225 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Hassan NA. 2012. “Girls, Girls, Girls”? The Los Angeles Metal Scene and the Politics of Gender in Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years Strachan R. Popular Music History, 5 :243-263 >DOI

Hassan NA, Ashley J, Varga-Atkins T, Jarman F. 2012. Learning Literacies through collaborative enquiry; collaborative enquiry through learning literacies Secker J. Journal of Information Literacy, 6 :50-71

Hassan NA. 2010. He’ll Have To Go: Popular Music and the Social Performing of Memory IASPM@Journal, 1 :1-19 >DOI

Hassan NA. 2008. When words are not enough: exploring music reception and autistic experience Moody NA. Popular Narrative Media, 1 :67-84

Hassan NA. ‘Putting music on’: everyday leisure activities, choice-making and person-centred planning in a supported living scheme British Journal of Learning Disabilities, >DOI >Public Url

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Teaching qualification:

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Professional activities

External collaboration:, Liverpool John Moores University, Theatre in the Rough, Coastlands Documentary Series

Teaching qualification:

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy