Damian Tambini is Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics, where he also serves as Research Director and Programme Director for the MSc Media and Communications (Governance).
He is an expert in media and communications regulation and policy, and active in policymaking as well as academic research. He is frequently called to give evidence to parliamentary committees and provide formal and informal policy advice to government. From 2014-2015 he served on the UK Government Expert Panel advising on the value of electromagnetic spectrum. He was called to give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry in 2012, and from 2009-2010 he served on the Communications Consumer Panel, a non-executive role at the communications regulator Ofcom.
He is Research Director of the Department of Media and Communications, Chair of the Research Committee, inaugural Director of the Media Policy Project and programme director of the MSc in Media and Communications (Governance). From 2002 to 2006 he was Head of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Oxford University. Before that he was director of the IPPR Media Policy Project (1999-2002), Postdoctoral Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford (1998), Lecturer at Humboldt University, Berlin (1997-8), and researcher at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy (PhD 1996).
Damian Tambini’s research interests include media and telecommunications policy and democratic communication. He is the author of many articles on media and communications regulation and policy and author/editor of several books. He co-edited Digital Dominance: The Power of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple (Oxford University Press, 2018) and Regulating Big Tech (Oxford University Press, 2021). He co-wrote Codifying Cyberspace (Routledge, 2008), co-edited Cyberdemocracy (Routledge, 1998) and Citizenship, Markets, and the State (Oxford University Press, 2000). Other publications include: Nationalism in Italian Politics (Routledge 2001), Collective Identities in Action: Theories of Ethnic Conflict (Ashgate, September 2002); New News: Impartial Broadcasting in the Digital Age (edited by D. Tambini and J. Cowling, IPPR 2002) and Privacy and the Media (IPPR, December 2003).