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"Football and Media" Panel Keynote Speaker

Prof. Garry Whannel
(University of Bedfordshire)

Professor Garry Whannel is Director of RIMAD (Research Institute for Media Art and Design) at the University of Bedfordshire. His published work includes Understanding the Olympics (with John Horne, 2011), Culture, Politics and Sport (2008), Media Sport Stars, Masculinities and Moralities (2001), Fields in Vision: Television Sport and Cultural Transformation (1992) and Blowing the Whistle: The Politics of Sport (1983). His current research interests include celebrity culture and the vortextuality process; journalism, politics and the Olympic Games; the growth of commercial sponsorship, and the roots of political humour.

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