Dr Anthony Ridge-Newman is a senior lecturer in digital media and political communication within the School of Humanities at Liverpool Hope University, UK. He is also convenor of the Political Studies Association (PSA) Conservatism Studies Group and founding chair of the Tory Research Impact Network. His research and teaching in the field of political communication has been previously based at the universities of Glasgow, London, Roehampton and Oxford. He has published three books: 'Reporting the Road to Brexit' (2018); 'Tories and Television, 1951-1964' (2016); and 'Cameron's Conservatives and the Internet' (2014). Dr Ridge-Newman has worked extensively in the public sphere, including as a journalist and news editor; and in public relations. Regularly appearing in global media, Dr Ridge-Newman has been featured in national and international broadcasts and press with the likes of the BBC, Associated Press, TRT World News, Sydney Morning Herald, New Scientist and Newsweek.