I have taught film and television at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels here in Bournemouth since 2012, and led the undergraduate programme in Media Production between 2013 and 2017. I was previously Head of Twofour Learning, the education division of the Twofour Group, and served on the Board of Twofour Communications (2008-2010). Prior to that I was one of the company’s Executive Producers, working for clients ranging from broadcasters like the BBC and Channel 4 to a wide range of major brands. Recognition of my work has included awards from the Royal Television Society, the International Visual Communications Association, the New York Festivals, and the British Universities Film & Video Council. My primary research interests focus on various aspects of work within the media industries (see below), and I am part of the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), and currently External Examiner at Northumbria University.
My research is primarily focused on the experience of media work in the fast-changing context in which this labour market operates. I am interested in the nature of a media career; career support and interventions; systemic retention issues and skills shortages; the development of effective Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and training; and the role of media education and pedagogy in the preparation of young people aspiring to work within these industries. I am also interested in the role of media in education more broadly, and media in the public understanding of religion. My PhD (IoE/UCL & Loughborough) examined media literacy as government policy during the New Labour years. I welcome PhD proposals and peer collaborative initiatives in any of these areas.