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Associate Director of Digital Media Research - InterMedia
Ali Fisher is an advisor, strategist and author on methods of achieving influence across a range of disciplines including Public Diplomacy and Strategic Communication, Counter Terrorism, Child Protection, Human Security, and Public Health. Across these diverse disciplines Ali’s work enables organisations to identify and build networks of influence.
Ali specializes in delivering insight into complex information ecosystems through network analysis and big data. In his work Ali has: collaborated with organisations seeking to track and counter the behavior of extremists online; helped international foundations to identify, reach and support influential activists working in closed societies; and analysed the use of social media and role of journalists during large scale social movements.
Ali previously directed Mappa Mundi Consulting and the cultural relations think-tank, Counterpoint. He worked as Associate Director of Digital Media Research at Intermedia, where he continues to be an associate, and has been lecturer in International Relations at Exeter University. Ali received his Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham.
His books include Collaborative Public Diplomacy (2012), The Connective Mindshift (2013), and Trails of Engagement (2010),
Recent Publications by Ali Fisher
Diplomats—Get Into Data. The CPD Blog. July, 2013.
Collaborative Public Diplomacy. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Evaluating Online Public Diplomacy using Digital Media Research Methods: A Case Study of #ObamainBrazil. InterMedia Global Research Network. July, 2011.
Mapping the Playbook: To Facilitate a More Collaborative Public Diplomacy. CPD Blog. January, 2011
Mapping the Great Beyond; Identifying Meaningful Networks in Public Diplomacy. CPD Perspectives, Paper 2. April, 2010.