Richard Sutherland, PhD
Richard Sutherland received his PhD in Communication Studies from McGill University in 2008. Prior to joining Mount Royal University Richard was a member of the Faculty of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary. Before academic life he worked in the Canadian music industry in a number of roles, from journalist to label manager to policy researcher. His research interests are media, cultural industries and cultural policy. In particular, his work has focused on the music industry in Canada and its interactions with government policy from the 1960s onward.