Staff Profiles: Popular Music

Tim Land

Tim Land

Academic Course Leader in Creative Music Technology

Music and Media

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. Philip Reeder

Dr. Philip Reeder

Academic Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Popular Music

Music and Media

As a musician and producer I work on a wide range of projects, from creating albums at sea, scoring internationally toured theatre soundtracks, to working with vocal virtuosos.

Dr. Justin Crouch

Dr. Justin Crouch

Senior Lecturer in Media Theory

Film and Television

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.

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Mark Daman Thomas

Lecturer In Music Business

Music and Media

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.

Dr. Abigail Gardner

Dr. Abigail Gardner

Reader in Music and Media. Media School Research Lead

Music and Media

Film and Television

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.

Andrew Lansley

Andrew Lansley

Senior Lecturer in Music

Music and Media

Film and Television

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

Dr. Gerry Moorey

Dr. Gerry Moorey

Lecturer in Media

Music and Media

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

Tom Soper

Tom Soper

Academic Course Leader for Music Business

Music and Media

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 and Television

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.

Simon Turner

Simon Turner

Senior Lecturer in Music

Music and Media

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.

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Ben Wardle

Lecturer in Music Business and Creative Industries

Music and Media

Film and Television

I've worked in the music business for what seems like centuries, mainly as an A&R person (Warners, RCA, V2) but also as an editor and writer (AOL Music, The Guardian).

Marcus Jenkins

Marcus Jenkins

Audio and Music Technical Demonstrator

Music and Media

Film and Television

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