Staff Profiles: Dr. Julia Peck

Dr. Julia Peck

Staff Profile: Dr. Julia Peck
Academic Subject Leader in Photography

Dr. Julia Peck

Dr. Julia Peck

Academic Subject Leader in Photography


I am a photographer and writer, exploring the political effects of representing landscape, place and environment. I started my career as a landscape photographer, exhibiting and publishing disorientating images, and moved on to more overtly political practice.


I’ve always loved photography and have a passion for landscape, nature and the environment; I am also interested in the links between social justice and the natural world, as well as the ways in which our modern lives are connected to our surroundings. I encourage students to develop sustainable ways of working, including the economic, social and environmental aspects of their practice.


Award Title Institution Date
BA (Hons) Photographic Studies University of Derby 1994
MA Photography London College of Communication 2001
PhD Photography University of Wales, Newport 2008
PGCERT Learning and Teaching in Higher Education University of Roehampton 2008


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching and research


Julia teaches undergraduate photojournalism and documentary photography and postgraduate photography. Julia has an interest in narrative, sustainability, communities and landscapes.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Julia's research currently utilises notions of political ecologies as a means of interpreting and criticising the messages and effectiveness of art, photography and environmental messaging. Julia's practice examines the human interaction with politically significant landscapes.

Completed Supervisions

External responsibilities

Professional positions

Landscape photography

Nature photography

Documentary photography