Staff Profiles: School of Media

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Anne Dawson

Anne Dawson

Head of School, Media

Journalism

I am proud to run one of the most highly rated Media Schools in the UK, and what gets me out of bed in the morning is my determination to provide the best possible start for our students in their future careers in Media or Music.

Fiona Curran

Fiona Curran

Academic Subject Leader in Film, TV and Animation

Film and Television

I am a film maker who works experimentally with sound, film and poetry.

Neil Leighton

Neil Leighton

Academic Subject Leader, Journalism

Journalism

I've been working in the media industry for more than 20 years, both as a journalist and a television director. I have produced content for organisations including the BBC and The Sunday Times.

Matthew Lovett

Matthew Lovett

Academic Subject Leader

Music and Media

Film and Television

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.

Tom Bradshaw

Tom Bradshaw

Senior Lecturer and Academic Course Leader in Sports Journalism

Journalism

I love the excitement of covering live events and rubbing shoulders with some of the big names in the sporting world. I specialise in using digital media to cover live sporting events, and I'm also really interested in sports journalism ethics.

James Dalby

James Dalby

Academic Course Leader in Media Production

Music and Media

Transmedia is my thing, I’m fascinated by storytelling across platforms and new ways to engage audiences. I’m currently excited by mobile production tech. and new ideas in cinematic VR, and I’m always trying to find new ways to push boundaries.

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.

Stuart Mitchell

Stuart Mitchell

Course Leader in TV Production

Film and Television

I am a TV documentary producer and director. I'm also currently working on a PhD about our emotional engagement with documentary. I have 20 years experience in the TV industry on productions for BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Channel 5 and Sky.

Bryan Panks

Bryan Panks

Academic Course Leader for Animation

Film and Television

Art

I have loved animation ever since I can remember, so a chance to work in the animation industry and to teach animation is just a joy!

Mike Parker

Mike Parker

Academic Course Leader for Film Production

Film and Television

I began making films with political exiles in London before moving to Wales where I have been based since 1987. I have produced BAFTA award winning documentaries, comedy, drama and feature films.

Jeremy Power

Jeremy Power

Academic Course Leader for Film and Television (Top up)

Film and Television

Before joining this university I worked for BBC TV in London for over 20 years. For most of that time I was a post-production editor working on a very wide range of programmes from Blue Peter and Top of the Pops, to Match of the Day.

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.

Nick Stubbs

Nick Stubbs

Senior Lecturer in TV Production

Film and Television

My background spans Entertainment, Documentary and Drama.

Paul Wiltshire

Paul Wiltshire

Academic Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Journalism

Journalism

I’ve been a journalist for more than 30 years, working in the regional press across the west. I’ve built up a wealth of knowledge and experience in reporting, law and politics, mixing traditional skills with the latest digital techniques.

Erika Barnes

Erika Barnes

Senior Lecturer in Journalism

Journalism

As a broadcast journalist for over twenty years, I took great pride in the quality of my news writing and story-telling. My aim is to share my experiences, helping students gain courage and skills to embrace opportunities in the news industry.

Adam Batchelor

Adam Batchelor

Lecturer in Film Production

Film and Television

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

Vanessa Bewley

Vanessa Bewley

Lecturer in Television Production

Film and Television

I am a Television Producer with over 20 years experience in the industry. My most recent credits include Channel 4's award winning 'One Born Every Minute' and ITV1's 'Tipping Point'.

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Malcolm Bradbrook

Senior Lecturer in Journalism

Journalism

I have been a journalist for 20 years and operate as a writer, video journalist, sub editor and designer. I am fascinated by the impact of social media on the media, and society as a whole.

Dr. Jonathan Cable

Dr. Jonathan Cable

Lecturer in Sport Journalism

Journalism

Jonathan is a Lecturer in Sport Journalism at the University of Gloucestershire. He joined from Cardiff University where he was a lecturer and researcher. He Holds a PhD in Journalism Studies from Cardiff University. His research interests and publications lie in football culture, protest, sport media, and journalism.

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.

Mark Daman Thomas

Mark Daman Thomas

Lecturer In Music Business and Creative Industries

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.

Lindsey Dryden

Lindsey Dryden

Lecturer in Film Production

Film and Television

An internationally award-winning film director and producer, I started out in TV documentary (Channel 4, BBC, History Channel) then moved into independent cinema. I've produced and directed shorts and features that have won at Sundance and the Webbys, been Emmy® nominated, shortlisted for Oscar nomination, and broadcast on Netflix, PBS, BBC and others.

Chris Ford

Chris Ford

Senior Lecturer, Sports Journalism

Music and Media

I am a Broadcaster with 18 years in the TV industry.

Ian Friend

Ian Friend

Senior Lecturer in 3D Animation and VFX

Film and Television

Art

I’ve loved animation since I was a kid, and still spend my spare time absorbed in it. Now I’m older I want to create things my little boy can enjoy, and it’s great to be able to do that. I’m basically a big animation geek.

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.

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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.

Julia Hayball

Julia Hayball

Senior Lecturer in Radio

Film and Television

Radio is magic - it can bring me to tears, have me howling with laughter or dancing around my kitchen. I’m passionate about music, storytelling and creating pictures with sound and radio provides all of that.

Dean Humphreys

Dean Humphreys

Senior Film Production Lecturer

Film and Television

Absurdly lucky to have worked in the Film and TV industry with some remarkable people who have made it challenging, interesting and great fun.

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

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

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.

Kathie Litchfield

Kathie Litchfield

Senior Lecturer in Communications & PR

Journalism

Are you sitting comfortably? Then let's begin... Storytelling is at the heart of good communications, encouraging empathy, connection and cooperation. Kathie has been helping people and companies tell their stories for almost 20 years, working for some of the biggest brands and high profile organisations in the UK and world-wide.

Brendan McLoughlin

Brendan McLoughlin

Senior Lecturer in Sports Journalism

Journalism

I love reporting on live sport. To be there covering events that the rest of the world is watching on TV is an unbelievable buzz.

Nic Morris

Nic Morris

Senior Lecturer in Film Production

Film and Television

Nic Morris, BSC is a Senior Lecturer who brings to students his professional experience as Director of Photography on award winning films, such as Firelight, directed by William Nicholson, which won the San Sebastian Silver Seashell for Best Cinematography, and was nominated for the prestigious BSC Best Cinematography award.

Jon Palmer

Jon Palmer

Lecturer in Sports Journalism

Journalism

Passionate about sport from top level to grassroots and out covering matches every weekend. Fascinated by the constant changing of the sports media landscape and the impact this has on the way journalists go about their work.

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Rachel Plant

Senior Lecturer in Film Production

Film and Television

I am a lecturer and film-maker, with a love of film, its form and meaning.

Anna Pointer

Anna Pointer

Academic Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Magazine Journalism & Production

Journalism

A freelance journalist and former magazine Editor, Anna has many years' experience of writing and editing for national newspapers and magazines, both in print and online.

Dr. Steven Roberts

Dr. Steven Roberts

Senior Lecturer in Animation/VFX

Film and Television

Having worked for a number of years in the animation and vfx industry, it is my pleasure to now pass on the knowledge gained from this experience to a new generation of animation and vfx professionals.

Vito Rocco

Vito Rocco

Senior Lecturer in Television Production

Internationally award-winning film and TV writer and director of feature films (for Film4), short films (BAFTA winning and Oscar short listed) TV comedy drama (for CBBC and C5) and multi-camera TV drama director for BBC and ITV (EastEnders, Emmerdale).

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.

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Rachel Tillotson

Senior Lecturer in Film Production

Film and Television

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

Ben Wardle

Ben Wardle

Lecturer in Music Business

Music and Media

As A&R manager, music journalist and presenter, Ben has worked in the music business over the 30 years. From overseeing the career of platinum-selling Sleeper to writing bestselling The Art Of The LP, Ben has a unique industry perspective.

Paul Zinder

Paul Zinder

Senior Lecturer in Film Production

Film and Television

I've taught, made films and have published various essays for many years. I really enjoy working with students to help them develop their own unique talents.

Jeremy Clifton-Gould

Jeremy Clifton-Gould

Technical Services Manager

Film and Television

Journalism

An original 1991 graduate of the Editorial and Advertising Photography course, I have enjoyed a rich and diverse career as a creative professional in an exciting and ever changing media industry.

Graham Cooper

Graham Cooper

Equipment Store Manager and Technical Demonstrator

Film and Television

I’ve worked in further education colleges and producing shows like Later….With Jools Holland and the One Show. I’ve also been part of a local television network editing shows for Big Centre TV in Birmingham and other local production companies.

Jack Higgins

Jack Higgins

Audio and Music Technician

Film and Television

Music and Media

I am a radio specialist audio technician, freelance producer, sound engineer, musician, and graduate of the University of Gloucestershire.

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.

Pili Luna

Pili Luna

Academic Services Administrator

Journalism

Music and Media

Administrator for 8 courses across Journalism, Music and Media subject areas

Lou Painter

Lou Painter

Academic Services Manager

Film and Television

Journalism

Academic Services Manager for the School of Media

Sam Roberts

Sam Roberts

Film and Television Technician

Film and Television

I’m a musician, audio/visual technician, freelance drummer and a graduate of London College of Music.

Julie Scourfield

Julie Scourfield

Academic Services Manager

Academic Services Manager for the School of Media