Ellen Helsper


Dr Ellen Helsper is Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor in the Media and Communications Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her current research interests include the links between social and digital inclusion; (digital) media audiences, mediated interpersonal communication; and quantitative and qualitative methodological developments in media research.

She is currently involved in the following research projects: Socio-digital Skills of Disadvantaged Young People for the Prince’s Trust (i.e. DiSTO NEETs); Networked Effects Of Digital Inequalities funded by the LSE’s International Inequalities Institute; development of a digital inclusion index and Exclusion Heat Map for the Department of Media Culture and Sports Digital Engagement group and Go On UK, and the Global Kids Online and the World Internet Projects.