Staff Profiles: Being Human - Past, Present and Future

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Matthew Lovett

Academic Subject Leader

Music and Media

Film and Television

Matthew Lovett is Academic Subject Leader for Music and Media at the University of Gloucestershire. An award-winning musician, he specialises in composition, performance, philosophy and the political economy of music.

Dr. Julia Peck

Dr. Julia Peck

Academic Subject Leader in Photography

Photography

Julia is Academic Subject Leader of Photography. She is a Gloucestershire-based photographer and writer whose work has been exhibited and published widely. Julia has a strong interest in photography and sustainability, including education for sustainability. Julia continues to write and practice whilst engaging with students in their practical and theoretical studies.

Dr. David Webster

Dr. David Webster

Head of Learning & Teaching Innovation / Principal Lecturer in Religion, Philosophy & Ethics

Literary and Critical Studies

Dr Webster works on the intersection of popular culture, religious belief and philosophical reflection. He is interested in how these all impact on the way we choose to live, and the choices we make in relation to our fellow sentient beings.

Tom Bradshaw

Tom Bradshaw

Senior Lecturer and Academic Course Leader in Sports Journalism

Journalism

Tom is an award-winning multimedia sports journalist. Tom's covered events across Europe and worked for a range of titles in South Africa. He specialises in using digital media to cover live sporting events, and researches sports journalism ethics.

Jason Griffiths

Jason Griffiths

Academic Course Leader for Radio

Film and Television

Literary and Critical Studies

Jason worked in community radio as broadcaster, producer and trainer. He has a research interest in media, literature and identity in the Forest of Dean.

Frank Holmes

Frank Holmes

Course Leader in Advertising

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

Art

Frank has an extensive range of experience working as a writer and art director for advertising agencies in London and the South West. He's worked on a range of diverse projects including establishing our multi award-winning advertising degree.

David Last

David Last

Academic Course Leader for Performing Arts

Performing Arts and Play

David has performed as a musical director or accompanist across the world, and continues to work professionally, bringing that experience (and those contacts!) to the university.

Dr. Jonathan Marshall

Dr. Jonathan Marshall

Academic Course Leader

Literary and Critical Studies

Jonathan's research area is sociolinguistics and dialectology. He specialises in developing theoretical models of the diffusion of language change, and can supervise postgraduate students in these areas.

Dr. Christian O'Connell

Dr. Christian O'Connell

Academic Course Leader in History

Literary and Critical Studies

Christian is a Senior Lecturer in American history, teaching courses on democracy and slavery in the 19th century, reconstruction and the South after the Civil War, major themes in 20th century US history, and the long civil rights movement.

Bryan Panks

Bryan Panks

Academic Course Leader for Animation

Film and Television

Art

At the University of Gloucestershire Bryan is the Academic Course Leader & Senior Lecturer for the Animation BA. Bryan delivers modules in 2D Digital predominantly using TVPaint & Adobe After Effects.

Mike Parker

Mike Parker

Academic Course Leader for Film Production

Film and Television

Mike Parker has been working in the industry producing award-winning documentaries, comedy, drama and feature films for the past 35 years.

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Dr. Philip Reeder

Academic Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Popular Music

Music and Media

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

Dr. Martin Wood

Dr. Martin Wood

Course Leader in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

Literary and Critical Studies

At the University of Gloucestershire, Martin Wood currently works with the Religion, Philosophy and Ethics team teaching undergraduate Hinduism and Buddhism and postgraduate Buddhism.

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Senja Andrejevic-Bullock

Lecturer in Dramatic Writing

Literary and Critical Studies

A dramatist and prose writer.

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Matthew Andrew

Academic Course Leader for BA (Hons) Photography

Photography

Matthew has worked across a number of areas within photography including exhibiting work on gallery walls and working commercially. His work has been exhibited internationally, and published in multiple Journals. Matthew's freelance background is in commercial fashion & advertising photography.

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Adam Batchelor

Lecturer in Film Production

Film and Television

Adam is a director and writer, with a particular passion for regional and character driven stories. As well as writing and directing his own film work, Adam has vast experience working as a First AD, running sets on other productions, as well as shooting music videos, commercials and promos. He is an active filmmaker and enjoys sharing and drawing upon his own experiences, in order to help the development of his students.

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Dr. Charlotte Beyer

Senior Lecturer in English Studies

Literary and Critical Studies

Dr Charlotte Beyer is a contemporary literature specialist with a background in gender and women's studies. She has published widely on crime fiction and welcomes enquiries from prospective research students.

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Andrew Bick

Reader in Fine Art

Art

Bick’s research as a curator and painter is based on reconnecting aspects of international concrete art (which has been largely overlooked avant-garde in the UK), with new and emerging aspects of contemporary art practice.

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Prof. Richard Billingham

Professor of Fine Art

Art

Richard Billingham is an artist working in photography and film. His work focuses on human relationships and the landscape. He was the first recipient of the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize in 1997 and was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2001.

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Dr. Jonathan Cable

Lecturer in Sport Journalism

Journalism

Jonathan joined the university in 2017. He gained a PhD in Journalism Studies in 2012 from Cardiff University, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Between 2007 and 2017 he worked as a lecturer and researcher at Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media, and Culture. Alongside his teaching he worked as part of an ESRC funded media analysis post Edward Snowden leaks which exposed government mass surveillance. Jonathan also worked on an AHRC collaborative research project with a Cardiff based community news website into how they could best engage their audience, and a BBC Trust funded project examining BBC impartiality in news coverage.

Dr. Kirsten Daly

Dr. Kirsten Daly

Senior Lecturer in English Literature (Romanticism)

Literary and Critical Studies

Dr Kirsten Daly studies the relationship between literature and history. Her current work on private theatrical performances in eighteenth-century Ireland is based on archival research and brings into play her interest in material and visual culture.

Bob Davison

Bob Davison

Senior Lecturer

Art

Bob is involved with all aspects of Fine Art, it's production, display and collection. He has worked in many major galleries both national and commercial. This, together with a long career in teaching, has informed and enabled his own practice.

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Dr. Duncan Dicks

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Literary and Critical Studies

Duncan is a writer with special interest in crime fiction as a reflection of contemporary society.

Prof. Philip Esler

Prof. Philip Esler

Portland Chair in New Testament Studies

Literary and Critical Studies

Professor Philip Esler specialises in social-scientific biblical interpretation and has written extensively on Paul and Old Testament narrative, John, Hebrews and Matthew. He also publishes on New Testament theology and the Bible and the visual arts.

Dr. Angela France

Dr. Angela France

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Literary and Critical Studies

Angela France teaches poetry and the teaching of creative writing, and has published four poetry books. She also has an interest in writing for well-being and often runs workshops for community groups

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Dr. Brian Frederick

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Social Sciences

Brian's research focuses on how both mainstream and gay social media sites and applications are used by men who have sex with men (MSM) to facilitate experiences with drugs such as crystal methamphetamine, mephedrone and the gaba analogues (e.g., GHB; GBL).

Dr. Abigail Gardner

Dr. Abigail Gardner

Reader in Music and Media. Media School Research Lead

Music and Media

Film and Television

Abigail works on music video, music documentary, music and age, music and gender. She produces community media and film and is currently working on an Erasmus+ project on digital storytelling.

Nat Goodden

Nat Goodden

Research Supervisor

Art

Nat has exhibited his spatial and digital installations at leading London galleries and internationally, and has been closely involved with artist-run spaces in the UK and abroad. At the university, he now supervises individual research projects.

Rob Griffiths - English Lecturer

Dr. Robin Griffiths

Senior Lecturer in Film Studies

Film and Television

Performing Arts and Play

Robin is Postgraduate Research Lead for the School of Liberal and Performing Arts, and Senior Lecturer in Film Studies.

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Dr. Hannah Grist

Academic Course Leader: PGCAP and Academic Professional Apprenticeships

Early Years and Education Studies

Hannah is Academic Course Leader for the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice and the Academic Professional Apprenticeship.

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Stuart Guy

Senior Lecturer Mental Health Nursing

Allied Health Professions

Stuart is the Academic Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)

Ian Hepworth

Ian Hepworth

Academic Course Leader in Film Studies

Film and Television

Ian is Academic Course Leader for the BA in Film Studies. He teaches across a range of subjects in the film area, with genre, gender and the sports film being his primary interests.

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Dr. Beatrice Hitchman

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Literary and Critical Studies

Beatrice is a novelist and Lecturer in Creative Writing. She teaches historical fiction, the short story, autobiography and on the critical side, my research encompasses queer fiction and the endings of novels.

Prof. John Hughes

Prof. John Hughes

Professor of nineteenth-century literature

Literary and Critical Studies

I am happy to supervise graduate work in any of my main research areas including the 'long' nineteenth century (particularly Wordsworth and Hardy); literary theory and the relations of literary and philosophical writing.

Prof. Melanie Ilic

Prof. Melanie Ilic

Professor of Soviet History

Literary and Critical Studies

Professor Melanie Ilic is an experienced postgraduate supervisor with an established record of successful completions and examinations. She welcomes enquiries about postgraduate research in the areas of Russian and Soviet history and women's history.

Dr. Paul Innes

Dr. Paul Innes

Academic Subject Leader in Literary and Critical Studies

Literary and Critical Studies

Paul Innes has published 4 books as well as numerous articles on his specialism of Shakespeare Studies, with particular emphasis on Critical Theory and Performance Theory. He has a background in Classical Studies and has published a book on the Epic.

Dr. Roy Jackson

Dr. Roy Jackson

Reader in Philosophy of Religion, Academic Course Leader for MA in Philosophical and Religious Thought

Literary and Critical Studies

At the University of Gloucestershire, Dr Jackson is a Reader in the Philosophy of Religion with specific interest in the study of Islam and the philosophical issues that arise from this.

Prof. Ros Jennings

Prof. Ros Jennings

University Head of Posgraduate Research, Co-Director of the Centre for Women, Ageing and Media (WAM)

Film and Television

Music and Media

Ros is passionate about fighting cultural ageism through her own and collaborative research activism. As a manager, mentor and supervisor her role is to support early career researchers to produce research that empowers women to not fear growing old.

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Dr. Mike D.D. Johnston

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Literary and Critical Studies

D.D. Johnston is the author of three novels and he is now writing a non-fiction book about European history. He teaches prose fiction and critical writing at MA level and supervises prose PhDs on a range of topics.

Dr. Lania Knight

Dr. Lania Knight

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Literary and Critical Studies

At University of Gloucestershire, Lania Knight teaches creative writing. She writes fiction, nonfiction and, sometimes, poetry.

Dr. William Large

Dr. William Large

Reader in Continental Philosophy

Literary and Critical Studies

William is a Reader in Continental Philosophy and lectures in the history of philosophy, the limits of morality, atheism, and scientific truth.

Kate Littlewood

Kate Littlewood

Senior Lecturer in Drama

Performing Arts and Play

Kate has a background in acting, writing/translating and directing and specialises in classical theatre, its theory and performance. She is founder director of To The Elephant/shakespeareonthelevel, which focuses on Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Louise Livesey - Criminology lecturer

Dr. Louise Livesey

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Social Sciences

Louise is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and also teaches Sociology and other modules. Specialist interests include violence against women and girls; sexual violence; victim/survivor knowledge; policy and practice development and grassroots work as well as theory and practice links.

Dr. Adrian Long

Dr. Adrian Long

Senior Lecturer in Theology and Biblical Studies

Literary and Critical Studies

Exploring the socio-political potential of biblical texts within historical and contemporary contexts, and the constraints imposed by agendas and assumptions, provides opportunities to better understand what it means to be human.

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Prof. Gordon McConville

Professor of Old Testament Theology

Literary and Critical Studies

I have supervised over thirty PhD students on a wide range of topics in the field of Old Testament. These days, I have special interests in Old Testament theology and interpretation, spirituality, and the prophets.

Prof. Nigel McLoughlin

Prof. Nigel McLoughlin

Professor of Creativity and Poetics

Literary and Critical Studies

Nigel teaches the craft of writing poetry, and modules related to his other areas of interest, including cognitive stylistic methods of analysing texts; the creative processes involved in writing; and how language is processed in the brain.

Dr. Rowan Middleton

Dr. Rowan Middleton

Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing

Literary and Critical Studies

Rowan Middleton's poetry has been published widely in literary journals such as 'Acumen', 'The London Magazine' and 'Modern Poetry in Translation'.

Dr. Gerry Moorey

Dr. Gerry Moorey

Lecturer in Media

Film and Television

As an expert in media and cultural theory, Gerry teaches across different courses in the Media School at the University of Gloucestershire.

Dr. Vicky Morrisroe

Dr. Vicky Morrisroe

Senior Lecturer in History

Literary and Critical Studies

Vicky Morrisroe is a Senior Lecturer in History. She has a specialist interest in European Intellectual History and is particularly interested in the relationship between race, religion and historiography in the nineteenth century.

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Andrew Moxon

ACL MA Photography Senior Lecturer Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

Art

With a broad range of exhibited, commissioned and collected photographic work to my name, Andrew sees himself as part of a team of current practitioners who facilitate the core ethos of this course.

Dr. Kasia Narkowicz

Dr. Kasia Narkowicz

Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology

Social Sciences

Kasia is a Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology. Her research concerns issues around State violence, Islamophobia, racism, gender and religion.

Dr. Erin Peters

Dr. Erin Peters

Lecturer in Early Modern History

Literary and Critical Studies

I am a lecturer in early modern history with research interests in seventeenth-century Britain and interdisciplinary expertise in memory, commemoration and post-conflict studies in early modern Europe.

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Dr. Amber Phillips

Lecturer in Criminology

Social Sciences

Amber is a criminologist specialising in transnational organised crime. Her teaching and research interests are centred on global crime and environmental crime, with a focus on the Italian mafias.

Dr. Pekka Pitkänen

Dr. Pekka Pitkänen

Senior Lecturer in Liberal and Performing Arts

Literary and Critical Studies

Dr Pekka Pitkänen's main research interests are Pentateuchal studies, Israelite history and historiography, ancient Near Eastern studies (including language), biblical criticism and sociological and anthropological approaches to biblical studies.

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Rachel Plant

Senior Lecturer in Film Production

Film and Television

Rachel is a lecturer and film-maker, she has a love of film, its form and meaning.

Dr. Martin Randall

Dr. Martin Randall

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Literary and Critical Studies

Film and Television

Martin teaches prose on all three undergraduate levels and his specialisms include the American short story, experimental writing, theories of the novel, historical fiction and transgressive writing.

Prof. Melissa Raphael

Prof. Melissa Raphael

Professor

Literary and Critical Studies

Professor Raphael is internationally recognised for her expertise in the fields of religion, feminism and gender (Jewish, Christian and post-Christian) western art and religion; the sacred/profane distinction in Western religion and feminist thealogy

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Paul Roberts

Academic Course Leader for Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

Photography

Paul has worked as a documentary and sport photographer for over a decade with organisations such as The Press Association, The Football Association and Getty Images.

Tom Soper

Tom Soper

Academic Course Leader for Music Business

Music and Media

Tom Soper is an experienced musician and entrepreneur, with a research focus in professional practice and the interplay between political and musical cultures.

Arran Stibbe

Arran Stibbe

Professor of Ecological Linguistics

Literary and Critical Studies

Arran's research focuses on how language makes us who we are as people, and the role of language in building the kind of society we live in. Research methods include discourse analysis and ecolinguistics.

Dr. Elizabeth Swift

Dr. Elizabeth Swift

Senior Lecturer in Drama and Performing Arts

Performing Arts and Play

Liz‘s background is as a director and writer specialising in intermedial and immersive theatre. She’s founder director of the performance company Void and has supervised post graduate study in contemporary performance.

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Dr. Eve Tandoi

Lecturer in Education

Teacher Education

Eve’s research is situated at the intersection of literary studies, philosophy of education and sociology of childhood. She has an interest in education policy and research methods.

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Rachel Tillotson

Senior Lecturer in Film Production

Film and Television

Rachel is a BAFTA winning filmmaker with extensive short film and TV directing experience. She trained as an actress, has directed Theatre and has a MA in Film Direction from the Royal College of Art.

Dr. Hilary Weeks

Dr. Hilary Weeks

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

Literary and Critical Studies

Dr Hilary Weeks has a particular interest in course development and university outreach, and is a University Teaching Fellow.

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Prof. Jacqueline Wheatcroft

Professor of Forensic Psychology

Psychological Sciences

Jacqueline's research interests are in the maximisation of information, intelligence and evidence across a variety of Forensic and Security areas of work. She is particularly interested in the impact of question forms on users (including those who are vulnerable) of the legal system.

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Dr. Amanda Williamson

Academic Course Leader for Dance

Performing Arts and Play

Dr Amanda Williamson completed a PhD in spirituality in the professional field of Somatic, Movement Education and Therapy.

Paul Zinder

Paul Zinder

Senior Lecturer in Film Production

Film and Television

Paul Zinder is an award-winning filmmaker and published writer who teaches film production, history, theory, and screenwriting.