Staff Profiles: Popular 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.

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.

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.

Jessica Reid

Jessica Reid

Academic Course Leader in Graphic Design & Visual Communication (Level 6)

Design

After studying Graphic Design at this university, I went on become a specialist in branding, packaging and brand communication design. After 10 years of working in industry I decided to come back, teaching onto the course that started my career.

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.

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'.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.