David Gauntlett is Professor of Media and Communications at the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), University of Westminster. CAMRI is officially ranked as the leading centre of media and communications research in the UK (RAE 2008).
He is the author of several books on media and identities, and the everyday creative use of digital media. These include Moving Experiences (1995, second edition 2005), Video Critical (1997), TV Living (with Annette Hill, 1999), Media, Gender and Identity (2002, second edition 2008), and Creative Explorations: New approaches to identities and audiences (2007), which was shortlisted for Young Academic Author of the Year in the 2007 Times Higher Awards. He also edited two editions of the book Web Studies (2000, 2004).
His new book is Making is Connecting: The social meaning of creativity, from DIY and knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0 (2011).
He produces the popular website about media and identities, Theory.org.uk, and has pioneered the use of creative and visual research methods, for which he has created the hub at ArtLab.org.uk.
He has conducted collaborative research with a number of the world's leading creative organisations, including the BBC, Lego, and Tate.