Staff Profiles: Dr. Robin Griffiths

Rob Griffiths - English Lecturer

Staff Profile: Dr. Robin Griffiths
Senior Lecturer in Film Studies

Rob Griffiths - English Lecturer

Dr. Robin Griffiths

Senior Lecturer in Film Studies

Literary and Critical Studies

What I love most about teaching is the opportunity to introduce students to films that not only challenge them to rethink what cinema is now, but more importantly, what it could be in the future.


My specialist research and teaching areas include US and European film history and screen culture, with a specific emphasis on more ‘alternative’ practices and modes of reception. I am particularly passionate about the role that cinema can play as a potential force for social change, and am regularly invited to present papers at conferences in the UK, US and Canada.


Award Title Institution Date
BA (Hons) Creative Arts Manchester Metropolitan University 1992
MA Drama Studies: Theatre, Film, Television University of Bristol 1996
PhD Drama University of Bristol 2003


AHRC Research Leave Scheme Award 2005

British Academy Doctoral Studentship 1997-99


Membership of professional bodies

Member of BAFTSS

Member of MeCCSA 

Member of NAASWCH

Member of SCMS

Teaching and research


Experimental Cinema ScreenwritingGender, Sexuality and SpectatorshipParacinema: Cult Screens and Fan CulturesRethinking FilmArt-House and Independent CinemasReading the Horror FilmDissertationActing for Camera


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


More publications from Dr. Robin Griffiths can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

External examining

BA (Hons) Film and Media at the University of Sunderland (2014-18) Research Degree (PhD thesis), University of Queensland, Australia, 2012-13