Jane is Director of the Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) www.fujomedia.eu at DCU .Jane is interested in political analysis, media and journalism research, with a particular interest in social media, referendum campaigns and engagement.
She is co-PI of CCIM (Climate Change in Irish Media) funded by the EPA, and PI of Hearing Women’s Voices (funded by the BAI) and is communication chair of COST ISI308 examining populist political communication with an emphasis on media and social media.
She is deputy research director of the Irish Constitutional Convention and a member of the ECPR standing group on Democratic Innovations and co-convener of the PSAI specialist group Voters, Parties and Elections. She also works on media monitoring.
Jane is a frequent contributor to broadcast and print media, has given evidence at parliamentary committees and is a former journalist having worked as Economics Editor at The Irish Times and for other papers such as The Sunday Times and Sunday Independent.