CCCS team

The team comprises a core project team and an advisory panel.

Project team

The project is made up of three core team members:

Photograph of Matthew HiltonProfessor Matthew Hilton is the principal investigator on the project and, more broadly, works on Social History. His research focuses on the history of consumer society and on the history of social activism and non-governmental organisations, both in Britain and globally.




connellDr Kieran Connell is the project's research fellow. His doctoral thesis examined the cultural manifestations of race in contemporary Britain, and specifically in Handsworth (Birmingham, England) in the 1980s. He recently curated two photography exhibitions to mark 25 years since the Handsworth riots.




DaisyPaylingDaisy Payling is project administrator.   





Advisory panel

The team meets, when required, with an Advisory panel that provides support and guidance on delivering the project. The group includes:

  • Helen Fisher (Archivist, University of Birmingham)
  • Lawrence Grossberg (Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina)
  • Dave Gunning (Lecturer, Department of English, University of Birmingham)
  • Richard Johnson (Former Director of CCCS)
  • Maureen McNeill (Professor, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University)