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Trudie Ballantyne

Senior Lecturer in Photography

I'm a creative photographer and I create and exhibit my photographic projects internationally. As an educator, I love sharing my experience, knowledge and industry involvement with my students and seeing them succeed as successful photographers.


For the past eight years I have organised and led highly successful trips to Shanghai, China and Vancouver working with other professionally orientated photographic courses and major international brands such as Superdry UK, Converse China, Specialized USA and Lululemon Canada. It’s an un-missable experience, creating opportunities that are teaching and CV gold, as well as being brilliant fun. My own research and practice is also receiving recognition and three images from my current ‘Ocean Edge’ project have been shortlisted and exhibited in the Environmental Photographer of the Year Awards.


  • MA: Photography, University of Wolverhampton, 1999
  • HND: Editorial & Advertising Photography, Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Arts & Technology, 1984
  • PQE, postgraduate qualifying exam, British Institute of Professional Photography, 1984


2015: Environmental Photographer of the Year Award Finalist

2015: Teaching Fellow at the University of Gloucestershire

2009: Associateship of The British Institute of Professional Photography for outstanding contribution to photographic education

Membership of professional bodies

Association of Photographers

Teaching & Research


My teaching focuses on Editorial & Advertising Photography and Professional Practice taking an exciting approach to equip my students with an innovative and comprehensive skillset.


I am actively involved with researching, listening to and recognizing, the needs of the industry, education and above all, the students.

OCEAN EDGE – a photographic project exploring plastic waste circulating our oceans, washed onto beaches and entering the food chain.


More publications from Trudie Ballantyne can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

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Teaching practice