Staff Profiles: Being Human - Past, Present and Future

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Dr. David Webster

Dr. David Webster

Acting Head of Humanities

History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

English and Creative Writing

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.

Matthew Lovett

Matthew Lovett

Academic Subject Leader

Music

Film, Radio, Television and Media

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

Art and Design

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 sustain

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, Radio, Television and Media

English and Creative Writing

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.

Ian Hepworth

Ian Hepworth

Academic Course Leader in Film Studies

Film, Radio, Television and Media

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.

Frank Holmes

Frank Holmes

Course Leader in Advertising

Advertising

Art and Design

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

English and Creative Writing

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

History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

Dr O'Connell is interested in most aspects of American social and cultural history and his research focuses on the transatlantic exchange, particularly the diffusion of African American music and culture in Europe.

Bryan Panks

Bryan Panks

Academic Course Leader for Animation

Film, Radio, Television and Media

Art and Design

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.

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Rachel Plant

Academic Course Leader for Film Production

Film, Radio, Television and Media

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

Dr. Charlotte Beyer

Dr. Charlotte Beyer

Senior Lecturer in English Studies

English and Creative Writing

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 and Design

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 and Design

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.

Dr. Kirsten Daly

Dr. Kirsten Daly

Senior Lecturer in English Literature (Romanticism)

English and Creative Writing

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 and Design

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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Flora Derounian

Module Tutor in Liberal and Performing Arts and Natural and Social Sciences

Sociology

English and Creative Writing

Flora is module tutor for several modules in Sociology and English Language. Coming from a languages background, her research investigates women’s labour history across Europe.

Prof. Philip Esler

Prof. Philip Esler

Portland Chair in New Testament Studies

History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

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

English and Creative Writing

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

Dr. Abigail Gardner

Dr. Abigail Gardner

Reader in Music and Media. Media School Research Lead

Music

Film, Radio, Television and Media

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 and Design

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.

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Dr. Robin Griffiths

Senior Lecturer in Film Studies

Film, Radio, Television and Media

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. George Home-Cook

Lecturer in Drama

Performing Arts and Play

George is a drama lecturer, specialising in theatre sound and aurality, performance phenomenology, and the aesthetics of atmosphere.

Prof. John Hughes

Prof. John Hughes

Professor of nineteenth-century literature

English and Creative Writing

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

History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

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

English and Creative Writing

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

History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

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.

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Dr. Mike D.D. Johnston

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

English and Creative Writing

History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

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

English and Creative Writing

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

Dr. William Large

Dr. William Large

Course Leader in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

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

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Dr. Stuart Lester

Senior Lecturer in Playwork

Stuart is senior lecturer on the MA Professional studies in children’s play programme and an independent consultant and researcher.

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

Dr. Adrian Long

Dr. Adrian Long

Senior Lecturer in Theology and Biblical Studies

History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

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

History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

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

English and Creative Writing

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

English and Creative Writing

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, Radio, Television and Media

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

History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

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 and Design

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.

Mike Parker

Mike Parker

Senior Lecturer in Film Production

Film, Radio, Television and Media

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

Dr. Erin Peters

Dr. Erin Peters

Lecturer in Early Modern History

History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

At the University of Gloucestershire, Erin is Lecturer of Early Modern History and teaches across the period c. 1450-1714. She is happy to offer supervision on any aspect of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century history, politics, and culture.

Dr. Pekka Pitkänen

Dr. Pekka Pitkänen

Senior Lecturer in Liberal and Performing Arts

History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

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.

Dr. Martin Randall

Dr. Martin Randall

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

English and Creative Writing

Film, Radio, Television and Media

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

History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

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

Prof. Shelley Saguaro

Prof. Shelley Saguaro

Professor of Humanities

English and Creative Writing

History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

Professor Shelley Saguaro is an experienced research degrees supervisor who welcomes new students wishing to study in the areas related to ecocritiscism.

Tom Soper

Tom Soper

Academic Course Leader for Music Business

Music

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

Dr. Arran Stibbe

Dr. Arran Stibbe

Reader in Ecological Linguistics

English and Creative Writing

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. Michelle Straw

Dr. Michelle Straw

Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics

English and Creative Writing

Dr Straw is a sociolinguist with specialist knowledge in socio-phonetics and dialectology. She has published articles on the language of British Caribbeans. Currently, she is researching the Forest of Dean dialect.

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. Ben Trubody

Part-time Lecturer in Philosophy

History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

Dr Ben Trubody has a BA, MA from Exeter, PhD from the University of Gloucestershire and a PGCE from University College Plymouth, St Mark and St John.

Dr. Hilary Weeks

Dr. Hilary Weeks

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

English and Creative Writing

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

Dr. Martin Wood

Dr. Martin Wood

Lecturer in Hinduism and Buddhism

History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

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

Paul Zinder

Paul Zinder

Senior Lecturer in Film Production

Film, Radio, Television and Media

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