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Dr Julia Peck

Part-Time Academic Staff

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.


  • 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 & Research


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


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.


More publications from Dr Julia Peck can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

Professional positions

Landscape photography

Nature photography

Documentary photography