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James Carter


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I am a postgraduate research student at Norwich Medical School studying under the studentship Fake news and misinformation during the COVID pandemic, jointly funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Norwich Medical School.

I became particularly interested in the issues of misinformation and fake news while studying for my BSc in Poltics and International Relations from the University of Bristol and my MSc in Politics and Communication from the London School of Economics. In my current research, I am applying this knowledge to the theme of public health through an analysis of misinformation and fake news during the Covid-19 pandemic.

I am particularly interested in understanding the broader social and historical contexts of fake news and misinformation in order to analyse these issues on a deeper level. As such, my research gives focusses on both theoretical and empirical investigation of these problems through the application of social science theory and methods. It furthermore gives attention to the design and application of methods to create new methodological approaches to the study of misinformation.

I am a member of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) based at King's College London in collaboration with the University of East Anglia and the UK Health Security Agency.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, London School of Economics and Political Science


Bachelor of Science, University of Bristol