Dr Alex Lockwood's profile

Dr Alex Lockwood
Senior Lecturer in Magazine Journalism
Programme Leader for MA Magazine Journalism/MA Journalism/MA Sports Journalism

Email: alex.lockwood@sunderland.ac.uk

Telephone:  (0191) 515 2101

Web:  www.alexlockwood.co.uk
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Alex has worked as a journalist, editor and editorial manager since 1994 across a number of  national magazines and online services, particularly in the music and creative arts sector, and in development and environmental journalism. He comes with a Masters from Sussex University, has been teaching and lecturing in journalism since 2005, and was awarded his PhD in 2014.


  • Magazine writing, design, production
  • Emotion, media and environment
  • The commercial and project practices of managing magazine titles (digital and print)

Research interests:

  • Emotions in culture and society
  • The embodiment of emotions in running, walking and trespassing
  • Writing production processes
  • The representation of climate change and the environment in the media
  • Environmental journalism practice and principles, especially animals and biodiversity
  • Cognitive sciences and the media

Current Research Work:

Key Research Output:

  • Book

    2016:  Pig in Thin Air: An Identification (London: Deep Books)

  • Book Chapters

    2013:  'Affecting Environments: Mobilizing Emotions and Twitter in the UK Save Our Forests Campaign' in Libby Lester and Brett Hutchins (eds), Environmental Conflict and the Media (New York: Peter Lang)

    2012:  'Recruiting the Imagination: the Environmental Literary Journalism of Rachel Carson' in R. Keeble and John Tulloch (eds), Global Literary Journalism (New York: Peter Lang)

    2012:  'The Shore is not a Beach' in Christine Berberich, Neil Campbell and Robert Hudson (eds), Land and Identity: Theory, Memory and Practice (Amsterdam: Rodopi)

    2011:  'Sparking Sustainability: an example from media practice' in K. Bartels and K. Parker (eds), Teaching Sustainability and Teaching Sustainably in Higher Education (Grand Velly State University: Stylus)

    2009:  'Preparations for a post-Kyoto media coverage of climate change' in Tammy Boyce and Justin Lewis (eds), Climate Change and the Media (New York: Peter Lang)

  • Journal Articles

    Forthcoming:  'Woods, Trespassing and the Mediation of Public Feeling', Emotion, Space and Society: the journal of the Society for Study of Emotion, Affect and Space

    In press:  'What would inclusive journalism have felt like for the pig?' Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies 6(2)

    2016 (online first, August): 'Graphs of Grief and Other Green Feelings: the uses of affect in the study of environmental communication', Environmental Communication

    2012:  'The Affective Legacy of Silent Spring', Environmental Humanities 1(1)

    2010:  'Seeding Doubt: How Sceptics Use New Media to Delay Action on Climate Change', Geopolitics, History and International Relations 2(2)
  • Conferences

    2016:  'Living Among Meat Eaters', invited paper, Everyday Climate Cultures, Reading University, 22–23 September

    2015:  'H is for Hypocrite', ASLE-UK Conference, Green Knowledge, Cambridge, 2-4 September

    2014:  'Graphs of Grief and Other Green Feelings', Affect and Inquiry conference, University of Iowa, USA, 27-29 March

    2012:  'Wrong Turnings', Affective Landscapes conference, University of Derby, 25-26 May

    2011:  'Media, Politics and the Save Our Forests Campaign', Environmental Politics and Conflict in an Age of Digital Media symposium, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 17-18 November

    2011:  'Archives of Green Feeling', Spectacular Environments Symposium, Kings College London, 7-9 July (funded by AHRC Network)

    2011:  'Affecting Environments and Critical Theory', New Climes: Critical Theory and Climate Change Conference, Exeter University, 13-14 June

    2011:  'Affecting Environments: emotional experiences between media and place in the Save Our Forests campaign', Mediating Environmental Change conference, Bournemouth University, 4 March

    2010:  'Media, emotion and environment', Spectacular Environments Symposium, Kings College London, 16 October (funded by AHRC Network)

    2010:  'Culture and Emotion in Media Environments', ASLE-UK Conference ('culture and climate change'), Bath Spa University, 1-4  September

    2010:  'A Literature of Recruitment and the Long-Form Journalism of Climate Change', International Association for Literary Journalism Studies conference, Roehampton University, London, 20-22 May

    2009:  'The Shore in not a Beach', Lanc and Identity Symposium, University of Derby, 16 May

    2009:  'Coverage of climate change, natural disasters and energy policy in the UK Press', Annual MeCCSA conference, University of Bradford, 16-18 January

    2009:  'Seeding doubt: how sceptics are using new media to delay action on climate change', Annual Association of Journalist in Education conference, University of Sheffield, 12 January

    2008:  'Seeding doubt: how sceptics use new media online', New Media, New Democracy? Association for Journalism Education, Sheffield University, September

  • Reviews

    2012:  'Cruel Optimism by Lauren Berlant', Culture Machine (September) at http://www.culturemachine.net/index.php/cm/article/view/485/509