Jim O’Brien is senior academic at Southampton Solent University, where he teaches and develops the academic curriculum across the sports journalism and journalism degrees.
He is also an author and researcher, with a particular interest in the history, politics, culture and mediatisation of Spanish football and has published widely in a national and international context in this subject.
In addition, he has researched and published within the areas of political communication and international education.
He has previously held academic posts in the Netherlands and Greece, and has worked as a journalist in the United States.
His interests include literature and cultural studies, and he has extensive experience and expertise in internationalisation. He is a fluent speaker of Spanish and French.