Staff Profiles: Dr. Justin Crouch

Dr. Justin Crouch

Staff Profile: Dr. Justin Crouch
Senior Lecturer in Media Theory

Dr. Justin Crouch

Dr. Justin Crouch

Senior Lecturer in Media Theory

Film and Television

Justin is Senior Lecturer in Media Theory. He teaches across a number of disciplines, with his main focus being on animation and the moving sound-image.


Justin completed his English Literature degree at Nene College Northampton. He then moved to The University of Birmingham, where he completed his MPhil in History, Film and Television and a PhD on avant-garde animation, specially focusing on Mary Ellen Bute. This has resulted in an interest in media forms that span the 'popular' and the 'underground', including live-action cinema, popular music, and animation (across all platforms).


Award Title Institution Date
BA (Hons) English Literature Nene College Northampton 1996
MPhil History, Film and Television University of Birmingham 1999
PhD Avant-Garde Animation University of Birmingham 2003
PCHE Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education University of Gloucestershire 2009

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the HEA

Teaching and research


Justin teaches across a range of theory modules, including animation history, industry, audiences and genre. He also has the pleasure of delivering content to other Media School courses, including Film Production and Television Production.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate