Staff Profiles: School of Media

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Erika Barnes

Erika Barnes

Academic Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Journalism

Journalism

As a broadcast journalist for over twenty years, I took great pride in the quality of my news writing and story-telling. My aim is to share my experiences, helping students gain courage and skills to embrace opportunities in the news industry.

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Malcolm Bradbrook

Senior Lecturer in Journalism

Journalism

I have been a journalist for 20 years and operate as a writer, video journalist, sub editor and designer. I am fascinated by the impact of social media on the media, and society as a whole.

Tom Bradshaw

Tom Bradshaw

Senior Lecturer and Academic Course Leader in Sports Journalism

Journalism

I love the excitement of covering live events and rubbing shoulders with some of the big names in the sporting world. I specialise in using digital media to cover live sporting events, and I'm also really interested in sports journalism ethics.

Jeremy Clifton-Gould

Jeremy Clifton-Gould

Senior Technical Demonstrator

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I worked for many years on the staff at Associated Newspapers (Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Mail on Sunday, You and ES magazines) as a photographer, picture editor, picture researcher and production manager.

Graham Cooper

Graham Cooper

Equipment Store Manager and Technical Demonstrator

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I’ve worked in further education colleges and producing shows like Later….With Jools Holland and the One Show. I’ve also been part of a local television network editing shows for Big Centre TV in Birmingham and other local production companies.

Dr. Justin Crouch

Dr. Justin Crouch

Senior Lecturer in Media Theory

Film, Radio, Television and Media

Like every dedicated nerd, I have been passionate about animation since childhood. It is everything one could want as an art and entertainment form, and it is only getting more so. Teaching its history, forms and genres is a pleasure.

Fiona Curran

Fiona Curran

Academic Subject Leader in Film, TV and Animation

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I am a film maker who works experimentally with sound, film and poetry.

James Dalby

James Dalby

Academic Course Leader in Media Production

Film, Radio, Television and Media

Transmedia is my thing, I’m fascinated by storytelling across platforms and new ways to engage audiences. I’m currently excited by mobile production tech. and new ideas in cinematic VR, and I’m always trying to find new ways to push boundaries.

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Mark Daman Thomas

Lecturer In Music Business

Music

I’ve worked in the music business for over 10 years as a songwriter, musician, record label director and live music promoter. I‘ve 12 years live and touring experience, including USA, Japan and Europe.

Anne Dawson

Anne Dawson

Head of School, Media

Journalism

I am proud to run one of the most highly rated Media Schools in the UK, and what gets me out of bed in the morning is my determination to provide the best possible start for our students in their future careers in Media or Music.

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Lindsey Dryden

Lecturer in Film Production

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I am an award-winning film director and creative producer. After starting out in television documentary, I began making independent films for cinema, and I specialise in unexpected stories about music, the arts and the body.

Ian Friend

Ian Friend

Senior Lecturer in 3D Animation and VFX

Film, Radio, Television and Media

Art and Design

I’ve loved animation since I was a kid, and still spend my spare time absorbed in it. Now I’m older I want to create things my little boy can enjoy, and it’s great to be able to do that. I’m basically a big animation geek.

Dr. Abigail Gardner

Dr. Abigail Gardner

Reader in Music and Media. Media School Research Lead

Music

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I work on music (video, music documentary, age, gender). I produce community media and film. I am currently working on an Erasmus+ project on digital storytelling.

Jason Griffiths

Jason Griffiths

Academic Course Leader for Radio

Film, Radio, Television and Media

English and Creative Writing

I started out in community radio, working with a team to develop the station, its output and broadcasters. My teaching focuses on creative content and understanding listener communities.

Julia Hayball

Julia Hayball

Senior Lecturer in Radio

Film, Radio, Television and Media

Radio is magic - it can bring me to tears, have me howling with laughter or dancing around my kitchen. I’m passionate about music, storytelling and creating pictures with sound and radio provides all of that.

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Jack Higgins

Audio and Music Technician

Film, Radio, Television and Media

Music

I am a radio specialist audio technician, freelance producer, sound engineer, musician, and graduate of the University of Gloucestershire.

Marcus Jenkins

Marcus Jenkins

Audio and Music Technical Demonstrator

Music

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I'm a musician, record producer and sound engineer. I assist students in the Media School with anything to do with sound.

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Duncan Jones

Senior Lecturer

Journalism

I have loved sport and talking about it for as long as I can remember. I have been a broadcast journalist for more than 30 years, working as a sports reporter and producer on radio and television. These days, I combine my teaching here with freelance

Tim Land

Tim Land

Academic Course Leader in Popular Music and Music Business

Music

I’m a lover of beats, sounds and spaces and have a background in producing electronic and urban music. More recently I’ve been specialising in spatial sound and it’s potential for new auditory experience.

Andrew Lansley

Andrew Lansley

Senior Lecturer in Music

Music

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I have always been fascinated by sound, recording and editing audio is an incredible way to work creatively.

Matthew Lovett

Matthew Lovett

Academic Subject Leader

Music

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I've made, listened to and talked about music for as long as I can remember. I love the challenge of working out where to take music next as there’s always another way of playing or singing it. The future of music has never felt more exciting.

Brendan McLoughlin

Brendan McLoughlin

Senior Lecturer in Sports Journalism

Journalism

I love reporting on live sport. To be there covering events that the rest of the world is watching on TV is an unbelievable buzz.

Dr. Gerry Moorey

Dr. Gerry Moorey

Lecturer in Media

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I'm excited by ideas - new ways of understanding the world around us and our place in it as embodied beings.

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Laura Nichols

Academic Services Admin Assistant

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I enjoy working as an Academic Services Admin Assistant and supporting the academics so that ultimately, students will get the best experience possible at the University of Gloucestershire.

Bryan Panks

Bryan Panks

Academic Course Leader for Animation

Film, Radio, Television and Media

Art and Design

I have loved animation ever since I can remember, so a chance to work in the animation industry and to teach animation is just a joy!

Mike Parker

Mike Parker

Senior Lecturer in Film Production

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I began making films with political exiles in London before moving to Wales where I have been based since 1987. I have produced BAFTA award winning documentaries, comedy, drama and feature films.

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Rachel Plant

Academic Course Leader for Film Production

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I am a lecturer and film-maker, with a love of film, its form and meaning.

Jeremy Power

Jeremy Power

Academic Course Leader for Film and Television (Top up)

Film, Radio, Television and Media

Before joining this university I worked for BBC TV in London for over 20 years. For most of that time I was a post-production editor working on a very wide range of programmes from Blue Peter and Top of the Pops, to Match of the Day.

Sam Roberts

Sam Roberts

Film and Television Technician

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I’m a musician, audio/visual technician, freelance drummer and a graduate of London College of Music.

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Dr. Steven Roberts

Senior Lecturer in Animation/VFX

Film, Radio, Television and Media

Having worked for a number of years in the animation and vfx industry, it is my pleasure to now pass on the knowledge gained from this experience to a new generation of animation and vfx professionals.

Jude Rogers

Jude Rogers

Senior Lecturer in Journalism

Journalism

Jude Rogers started writing at 4 and never stopped. She writes regularly now for the Observer, the Guardian and women’s magazines, and tells students what she’s learned along the way.

Jack Ruskin

Jack Ruskin

Lecturer in Interactive Media and Media Production

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I lecture across design and interactive media with an interest in mediating technology and ubiquitous computing and the implications for media and arts practitioners.

Tim Sanderson

Tim Sanderson

Technical Services Manager

Film, Radio, Television and Media

My background is in live sports broadcast and post-production. Working in an environment that allows me to use my skill set and pass on my knowledge is fantastic.

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Lecturer in Popular Music

Music

My interest and love has always been music and how the creative process is realised from the composition through to the live performance

Tom Soper

Tom Soper

Academic Course Leader for Music Business

Music

I'm a pianist, songwriter-producer and DJ with a love of vinyl records, pop and funk/soul music, who wrote for, managed & toured with record labels in the 90s and 00s. I lecture in professional practice specialising in music & media entrepreneurship.

Nick Stubbs

Nick Stubbs

Academic Course Leader in TV Production

Film, Radio, Television and Media

My background spans Entertainment, Documentary and Drama.

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Tracy Symonds

Senior Lecturer in Media and School Senior Tutor

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I am passionately interested in storytelling, and how screen stories are told and made. I have developed film scripts through to production and am very experienced in teaching screenwriting.

Nick Tallents

Nick Tallents

Technical Demonstrator

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I am a media production specialist covering film/video, broadcast, animation and VFX.

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Simon Turner

Senior Lecturer in Music

Music

Performing Arts and Play

Music has always been a huge passion for me, which has led to a career spanning more than 24 years as a composer, writer, producer and educator.

Paul Wiltshire

Paul Wiltshire

Senior Lecturer in Journalism

Journalism

I’ve been a journalist for more than 30 years, working in the regional press across the west. I’ve built up a wealth of knowledge and experience in reporting, law and politics, mixing traditional skills with the latest digital techniques.

Paul Zinder

Paul Zinder

Senior Lecturer in Film Production

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I've taught, made films and have published various essays for many years. I really enjoy working with students to help them develop their own unique talents.