BA; MA; PhD.
Position: Professor of Cultural Production
Department: ACE – Arts and Cultural Industries
As a professor, my main focus is on research and research leadership and supervision. I am currently Director of Studies for 4 PhD students and supervise 2 others. I am the co-ordinator for the AHRC-funded 3D3 (Digital Design, Arts and Media) Centre for Doctoral Training, a partnership with Plymouth and Falmouth. I am also Programme Leader for the Masters in Research (MRes: Culture) and the REF 2021 Unit of Assessment Leader for Unit 36: Communication Media. As Professor of Cultural Production, I have wide-ranging research interests in the cultural and creative industries. My particular focus and expertise is in the following areas: British cinema and television; the construction of masculinities; film noir, stars and stardom (and celebrity culture); and media production cultures, especially the role of the film producer. I have led several research projects, the current one being an investigation of the film and television industries in Bristol. I am also currently working on a monograph: ‘Sean Connery: Stardom and National Identity, to be published by Manchester University Press.
Area of expertise
Film Studies; British Cinema and Television; Gender, especially masculinities; Media Industry/Production Studies.
I’m interested in supervising PhDs on stardom; masculinities; media industry studies, especially film and television production; the creative industries and place.