Helen Wood is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies in the department of Sociology at the University of Lancaster. She is author of numerous books and articles on television, class and gender including Talking With Television (University of Illinois Press) and with Beverley Skeggs Reacting to Reality Television (Routledge) and Reality Television and Class (BFI). She was also parliamentary adviser to select committee inquiry into reality television (2019) and is editor of the European Journal of Cultural Studies.