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Simon Cross

Simon Cross

Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
English, Culture and Media


Dr Cross teaches on all aspects of the Media with Pathways degree.

Research areas

Areas of research interest include:

  • Cultural images of madness and mental distress
  • Media analysis of sensitive public policy issues including children at /as risk.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil / PhD exist in all areas relating to media and cultural analysis. Further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

Sponsors and collaborators

University collaborations include:

  • Loughborough
  • Brunel
  • Canterbury (New Zealand)


Bedlam in Mind: Seeing and Reading Historical Images of Madness. Cross S, European Journal of Cultural Studies, 2012, 15, (1), 19-34

Laughing at Lunacy: Othering and Comic Ambiguity in Popular Humour about Mental Distress. Cross S, Social Semiotics, 2012, 1-17

Mediating Madness: Mental Distress and Cultural Representation. Cross S, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

Young People Today: Media, Policy and Youth Justice. Aldridge J and Cross S, Journal of Children and Media, 2008, 2, (3), 203-218

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