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University of Salford
School of Media, Music and Performance

 Contact details
Contact personProf Ben Light
Professor of Digital Media 
StreetThe Crescent 
Address M6 3EN - Salford (United Kingdom) 
Phone+44 161 295 5443 
Webhttp://www.benlight.org
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)51-250 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Cultural studies
» Gender and sexuality studies
» Sociology
» Other social sciences

 Brief description of your activity focus
I am interested in how people make technologies work in situ

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Digital Games and Internet Studies.
 Research Activities

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
funded projects since 2008

■2012, AHRC, Mutual Recovery for Mental Health and Wellbeing through Creative Practice, Project Development Proposal, £11,174 (with Crawford).

■2011-2012, NESTA/AHRC/Arts Council, Applying Social Media Models to Cultural Collections, with MTM London and the Imperial War Museum, £125,141 total funding, Salford Share: £40,641 (with Crawford, Bagnall and Gosling).

■2011-2012, NESTA/AHRC/Arts Council, Increasing Young People’s Participation at LSO events via Mobile Media, with the London Symphony Orchestra, £94,115 total funding, Salford Share: £26,845 (with Crawford, Bagnall and Gosling).

■2010-2011 – Department of Health – Collaborative Project with Manchester Lesbian and Gay Foundation – Cervical Screening Education, £103,000 – Salford Share £24,000 (with Ormandy)

■2010 – An Investigation into the LGBT Staff Experience, Univeristy of Salford HR Department Funded, £6,300.

■2009-2011 – Economic and Social Research Council Funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership: Brook Advisory, New Media and Health, £120,000 (with Ormandy) Nominated for Brook National Innovation Award.

■2009-2011 – Technology Strategy Board Funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership: CETUS Solutions, Web 2.0 Relationship Networking, £137,000 (with Griffiths and Heinze)

■2009-2011 – Technology Strategy Board Funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership: The Foundry, Point of Sale Product Development, £120,000 (with Fletcher and Kutar)

■2008-2009 – Arts and Humanities Research Council/ Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Commissioned Research “A Review of Digital Media Infrastructure for the United Kingdom” £11,500 (with Roberts)

■2008-2010 – Economic and Social Research/Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership: Cooperatives UK, Social Networking for the Cooperative Movement, £109,000 (with

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