I am Head of Department for Media and Communication and Principal Lecturer in Film History at Liverpool Hope.
Media and Communication at Liverpool Hope has a multi and interdisciplinary focus. All undergraduate students take 'core' media elements including, as well as media theory, journalism, radio, and PR/marketing/branding. In addition, single honours students study film history and theory, as well as practical work in filmmaking, photography, and animation. Media and Communication at Hope is underpinned by the principle of critical and creative practice, fusing academic rigour with the illumination of theory by applied work. In addition to our BA/Pathway in Media and Communication, we have an MA in Film, Media and Society and a Combined Honours Pathway in Film and Visual Culture.
I lead Liverpool Hope's Popular Culture Research Group and convene the annual international conference at Hope, Theorising the Popular. My research interests are film history and theory, as well as crime fiction.