Staff Profiles: Popular Music

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.