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Dr Sharon Lockyer

Dr Sharon Lockyer
Lecturer In Sociology & Communications


I joined the School of Social Sciences as a Lecturer in Sociology and Communications in September 2006. From May 2002 - September 2006 I was a Lecturer, and then Senior Lecturer, in Media Studies at De Montfort University. Prior to that I was a Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies at Loughborough University (June 2000 - April 2002) whilst also finishing my PhD thesis. Between the completion of my undergraduate degree and embarking on my doctorial research I worked as an Advertising Executive for Bailey Newspaper Group.


  • PhD Communication and Media Studies (Loughborough)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCert) (Brunel)
  • BSc Communication and Media Studies (Loughborough)

Newest selected publications

Lockyer, S. (2016) 'Comedy Matters: On the Impact of Comedy'. Humor: international journal of humor research, 29 (2). pp. 153 - 155. ISSN: 1613-3722 Open Access Link

Journal article

Lockyer, S. and Popa, D. (2016) ''I Like the Metamorphosis of the Characters': Dynamics of Transnational Television Comedy Engagement'. International Journal of Communication, 10 (1). pp. 20 - 41. ISSN: 1932-8036 Open Access Link

Journal article

Lockyer, S. (2015) 'From Comedy Targets to Comedy-Makers: Disability and Comedy in Live Performance'. Disability and Society, 30 (9). pp. 1397 - 1412. ISSN: 1360-0508 Open Access Link

Journal article

Lockyer, S. (2015) '‘It’s Really Scared of Disability’: Disabled Comedians’ Perspectives of the British Television Comedy Industry'. The Journal of Popular Television, 3 (2). pp. 179 - 193.Open Access Link

Journal article

Myers, LB. and Lockyer, S. (2015) 'Do Repressors Use Comedy as a Strategy to Avoid Negative Affect?', in Moore, KA., Howard, S. and Buchwald, P. (eds.) Stress and Anxiety: Applications to Schools, Well-Being, Coping and Internet Use. Berlin : Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH. pp. 133 - 139.

Book chapter
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