Dr Chris Haywood
Senior Lecturer

  • Email: chris.haywood@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6570
  • Address: Room 1.71
    Media and Cultural Studies
    School of Arts and Cultures
    Armstrong Building
    Newcastle University
    Queen Victoria Road
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU


Chris Haywood is a Senior Lecturer whose main interests focus is on the men and masculinities. He is currently working on exploring how men negotiate different dating practices in the areas of speed dating, online dating and mobile romance. He is also involved in the cultural analysis of schooling and education. A key part of this work involves exploring the interplay between the institutionally-led discursive formation of identity categories and how those discourses are lived out. One areas of current concern is to think about how schools,  gender their pupils through age, racial and sexual categories. In short, how ideas and understandings of masculinity are employed to shape pupil's learning. Other areas of interest includes methodology and how developments in social and cultural theory are impacting upon, not simply the philosophical aspects of research design, but also their practical application. He is currently the Director Research in School of Arts and Cultures.   

Postgraduate Supervision

Current PhD supervisor for:

Jayne Goble

Yu-Chih Lin

Bill Roberts

Jhitsayarat Siripai

Harizah Tahamit

Chao Yang

Gareth Longstaff

Undergraduate Teaching

COM 2071 Sex,Sexuality and Desire
COM 3073 Research Dissertation
COM 3074 Themes and Issues in Contemporary Media, Communication and Culture

Postgraduate Teaching

Contributing to the folowing modules:
M.A Media Analysis
M.A Methodologies