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Meet our leadership team

Amanda Addison

Student Services Administrator (Postgraduate)

Rachel Adie-Rhodes.

Research Affiliate

Discipline: Music

Chaimae Alouan

Project Officer: Enhancing Audio Description II

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Lecturer in Digital Creativity

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Interactive media art, interaction design, theory and aesthetics of digital media; affordance, embodiment, memory; sound art, interactive sonification, sound design, listening practices, sonic memories; design of digital music instruments, live electronics and live coding, acousmatic composition, film music.

Freelance teaching staff: Voice

Discipline: Music

Jethro Bagust

Associate Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Music Technology; electroacoustic composition; sound recording; electronic instrument design, practice, performance and improvisation.

Visiting Lecturer in Music and Sound Recording

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Music Technology, Music Production.

Lynne Bainbridge

Administration Coordinator

Honorary Professor

Discipline: Music

Research Associate

Associate Lecturer in Film & Television and Business of Creative Industries

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

British and European art cinema, particularly the films of Terence Davies; intertextuality; literary adaptation; documentary filmmaking 

Freelance teaching staff: Trumpet

Discipline: Music

Professor of Theatre

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Political theatre, particularly Bertolt Brecht, the Berliner Ensemble, Heiner Müller, dialectics on stage, and post-Brechtian performance; Rainer Werner Fassbinder and his work in the theatre; postdramatic theatre; modern German theatre; documentary theatre; theatre documentation.

Freelance teaching staff: Jazz double bass

Discipline: Music

Pablo Bellinghausen Riess

Technical Officer

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Lecturer in Theatre

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Feminism and dramaturgy; twenty-first century new playwriting; the contemporary history play; feminist performance analysis; centenary and anniversary commemoration and performance practices; British theatre institutions and their wider socio-cultural contexts. Theatre practitioner specialising in devising and new writing.

Gaia Blandina

Research Affiliate

Discipline: Music

Professor in Interactive Media and Digital Creativity

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Enabling the general public to interact with real-world data through the use of novel interactive technology and visualization techniques. Utilizing interactive technology, data visualizations and games for scientific outreach, digital civics and citizen science.

Emma Boneham

Events & External Relations Coordinator

Heather Booth

Administration Coordinator

Senior Lecturer in TV Production

Chair of Learning & Teaching

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Multi-camera techniques, documentary production, studio drama, TV as a cultural industry and screen storytelling.

Lecturer in Interactive Media

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

The main driving force behind my research is the belief that technology, media and music all have an important role to play in society, particularly for improving health, wellbeing and access. I am also extremely fascinated by the power of music to affect how people feel.

Subject Head of Film & Television

Senior Lecturer in Film & Television Production (Cinematography)

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Film and television production teaching for single camera location and multi-camera studio work. Covering production methods, skills, techniques and technologies; specialising in cameras, lighting and grip equipment related to feature film, drama, documentary, music promos/commercials, multi-camera studio production and outside broadcast.

Professor in Audio and Music Technologies

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Skills and Training in Creative Technologies, Inclusive Education, Virtual Acoustics, Music Performance Analysis, Interactive Sonification, Voice Analysis and Synthesis

A list of Jude's Publications and Biography

KTP Research Associate

Discipline: Music

Sean Brown

Lecturer in Editing for Film and TV

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Music and Mission; Post/De-Colonialism and Music; Musicology and Archives; British music history outside Britain

Associate Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

The music of Einojuhani Rautavaara; 20th/21st-century Nordic music; Tonality in the late-20th century; Music theory in education; Music and the natural environment

Lecturer in Music, Management and Marketing

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Music management theory and practice; audience studies and research; vocal music and other genres that combine music and text; sociology of music and music as a live experience

Professor in Theatre

Associate Dean for Learning, Teaching and Students

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Modern British drama, political theatre, documentary and verbatim theatre, acting technique and training, voice and the actor, screen performance.

Lecturer in Digital Culture

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Digital Art and Culture (historic and contemporary digital arts practices, sensing, environmental impacts, science and technology studies, media archaeology, gaming cultures); Digital Literature and Interactive Storytelling (digital writing and storytelling practices, virtual environments, gaming and simulation). Digital Creativity and Design (generative algorithms, creative coding, web design, speculative and imaginary media).

Ángel Cataño Flores

Music Technician

Gamelan Director

Discipline: Music

Professor Xu Changjun

Honorary Visiting Professor

Discipline: Music

Dr Jennifer Cohen

Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Music education, Baroque music, performance practice, timing in performance, embodied music cognition, musicology.

Lecturer (from January 2020)

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Composition, ancient music, medieval music.

Ken Dixon Professor of Drama

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

English drama 1580-1740; theatre, film and television comedy; post-1945 British theatre; analysis and history of acting and performance traditions; from script to performance.

Associate Lecturer in Music Education

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

  • Music Education
  • Musicians’ health and wellbeing
  • Music performance

Professor

University Research Theme Champion for Creativity

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Cultural-historical musicology; opera studies; British music, internationalism and empire; performance histories; music, gender and sexuality; archival research and digital musicologies

Imogen Creedy

Student Services Administrator (performance)

Associate Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Music Education; Contemporary Urban Music: Hip hop; EDM; Grime; House; Music Technology

Tania Dales

Research Affiliate

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Roberto del Pino

Theatre Production Officer

Niamh Dell

Research Affiliate

Discipline: Music

Lecturer in Cinematography for Film & TV

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Professional digital cinematography technologies and industry standards of practice in Film and Television. Film and digital camera production and lighting design. Production workflows for the Cinematographer.

Faculty Project Manager (Ron Cooke Hub)

Senior Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Musicology, Composition: Jazz; improvisation; South African popular music.

Freelance teaching staff: Jazz piano

Discipline: Music

Freelance teaching staff: Electric guitar

Discipline: Music

Mary Emmett

Research Affiliate

Discipline: Music

Lecturer in Interactive Media

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Human-computer interaction and interaction design; educational technology and computer-supported collaborative learning; human-centred machine learning; design research.

Technical Manager

Studio Manager

David Featherstone

Technician

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Music Technology
Audio DSP Programming
Embedded Systems & Electronics

Freelance teaching staff: Piano

Discipline: Music

Professor Ambrose Field

Professor

Research interests:

Composition; New aesthetics and compositional strategies; Postmodern Culture; Immersive media: performance and creativity.

Lecturer in Playwriting

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Commissioning practices in new writing for theatre; directive commissioning; playwriting processes; the craft of playwriting; community & applied theatre; play analysis.

Steve Foster

Production and Post-production Officer

Honorary Professor

Discipline: Music

Andy Fravigar

Theatre Production Officer

Freelance teaching staff: Percussion

Discipline: Music

James Gardner

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Bex Garlick

Student Services Administrator (Undergraduate)

Lecturer in Directing for Film and Television

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Film direction, observational documentary, slow cinema, film-diary; sound-image relationship, ‘cinematic silence’, aesthetics of film sound; Chantal Akerman, Michael Haneke, Andrei Tarkovsky, Michelangelo Antonioni, Agnès Varda and Sergei Parajanov; practice-based research, film authorship.

Louise Gibbs

Freelance teaching staff: Voice (jazz)

Discipline: Music

David Gochfeld

Research Affiliate

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Lecturer in Theatre

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Scenography; lighting design, in particular the agency of light in performance; phenomenology; aesthetics; contemporary performance practices; dramaturgy; object oriented ontology and applications to performance; forms of storytelling across theatre and performance.

Catherine Graves

Research Affiliate

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Freelance teaching staff: Baroque cello

Visiting Performance Coach

Discipline: Music

Daniel Grimwood

Research Associate (19th century piano performance)

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Nineteenth century piano performance

Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Material appearance; virtual reality; human perception of colour and material; modelling and rendering of facial appearance; appearance transfer methods.

Lecturer in Management & the Creative Industries

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

The determining factors of cultural consumption, how consumers apprehend the cultural abundance, and the accessibility of cultural goods, with a focus on classical music concerts.

Senior Lecturer

Chair of EDI & Staff Development

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Music Education: teaching; learning; performance.

Robin Haigh

Research Affiliate

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Senior Lecturer in Film and TV Production

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Film and Television Production; producing, physical production and post-production. Screenwriting; story and script development. Film and Television distribution; international sales & acquisitions. Film and Television Finance. Art House cinema, French Cinema, and Studio Driven High Concept movies and Family Animation. Interdisciplinary fine art and media works that cross boundaries and create unique audience experiences.

Lecturer in Film and TV

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Anglo-American television; representations of gender, race, and nation on TV and film; streaming cultures; Hungarian TV and film; transnational/transcultural media flows, particularly those between Eastern European and Anglo-American media cultures.

Mark Helsby

Associate Lecturer in Film & TV Production

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Noah Henry

Research Affiliate

Discipline: Music

Freelance teaching staff: Lute and Alexander Technique

Discipline: Music

Subject Head of Creative Industries Management

Senior Lecturer in Creative Industries Management.

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Nonprofit management and fundraising; interactive media and AI;  art market studies; history of fundraising in London's art market (mid 19th c. /early 20th c.)

Will Heyes

Scenery Technician

Professor Emeritus

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

British cinema history, especially the silent period, and the 1990s/2000s; Film Europe in the 1920s; cinema and the past; national/transnational cinema; Anglia Television and the history of ITV.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant: Enhancing Audio Description II

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

To conduct research on the Enhancing Audio Description II project.

Anniversary Reader

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Performance: Renaissance and Baroque music; vocal ensembles.

Katy Holmes

Events & External Relations Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Professor in Interactive Media

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Human-computer interaction; human-centred design of new interactive technologies for creative settings and practices; application of responsive and immersive creative media to address societal challenges (e.g. environmental sustainability, mental & physical health, public engagement with data).

Ben Horden

Freelance teaching staff: Organ

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

https://www.benhorden.com/

Student Services Administrator (postgraduate)

Professor Emeritus

Discipline: Music

Senior Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Musicology, Performance: contemporary musical aesthetics and analysis; music and literature; piano accompaniment.

Adepemi Ibiyemi

Project Manager

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Visiting Performance Coach

Discipline: Music

Christopher James

Freelance teaching staff: Jazz Improv. Guitar

Discipline: Music

Dr Bethan Jones

Research Affiliate

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Fan and audience studies, in particular anti-fandom, dislike and toxicity in online spaces; screen tourism; tattoos and tattoo culture; skills and training in the screen industries. 

Freelance teaching staff: Violin

Discipline: Music

Senior Lecturer in Film, TV and Digital Culture

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Digital media; action cinema; 3D; the representation of space and architecture on film; media archaeology.

Member of the Digital Cultures cluster.

Senior Lecturer in Theatre

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Medieval and early modern British drama, in particular the repertory of and performance by Elizabethan companies on tour; original practices and performance-as-research; the archaeology of medieval and post-medieval buildings; early theatre architectures.

Sophie Karlson

Student Services Administrator (undergraduate)

Evgenii Kashin

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Lecturer in Film & Television Production

Research interests:

Expanded filmmaking, media arts, multi-sensory environments, psychology of embodied experience, transmedia

Lecturer in Sound Production

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Sound performance and sonic interactivity; sonic experience; phenomenology; sound design and storytelling; prototyping and remaking as design methods; history and philosophy of technology; noisemakers and sound effects

Richard Keogan

Associate Lecturer

Technical Officer

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Harriet King

Student Services Administrator (Postgraduate)

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Senior Lecturer in Interactive Media - Web Interaction

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Interaction design for games and playful experiences; critical and speculative design; mobile and social play; animal-computer interaction.

Piano Teacher

Discipline: Music

Ioanna Koullepou

Freelance Teaching Staff

Discipline: Music

Caren Lawrence-Cummings

Finance Assistant

Professor

Chair of Postgraduate Research (Semester 1)

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Musicology, Performance: contemporary music and experimental music practices; music and embodiment/subjectivity/identity; music and language; Samuel Beckett.

Senior Lecturer in Directing for Film and Television

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Film and television directing; story-telling; the magic of film; showbiz; creating worlds in the viewer's mind.

Freelance teaching staff: Piano

Discipline: Music

Professor Emeritus

Discipline: Music

Lecturer in Music (historical performance practices)

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Historically Informed Performance Practice 1600-1800
Scottish eighteenth-century music and its performance practice 
The role of music in construction of identity in diaspora communities
Concert life in London 1670-1800
The music collections and practices of George III and Queen Charlotte

Senior Lecturer in Theatre

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Theatre and the posthuman; performing robots; twenty-first century drama; dramatic character; science-fiction theatre; technologies and film in theatre.

Dan Lock

Senior Software Developer in Real-Time Graphics & AI

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Professor in Sound Production and Post-production

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Sound Design for Theatre, Film and TV; Accessibility in audio-visual arts; Virtual Acoustics; York Mystery Plays; Digital Heritage.

Lecturer in Theatre

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Contemporary British theatre and performance; the relationship between text and performance; playwriting; adaptation for the stage; ecodramaturgy.

Senior Lecturer in Theatre

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Contemporary British theatre and performance, devised and physical theatre, large-scale community productions, performance and social media.

Cathy Lowe

Freelance teaching staff: Oboe

Discipline: Music

Freelance teaching staff: Double bass

Discipline: Music

Freelance teaching staff: Saxophonist and composer

Discipline: Music

Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Sound recording, electronic dance music history, listening studies, music sociology, Dance Music Cultures.

Simona Manni

Research Affiliate

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Saad Maqbool

Associate Lecturer in Digital Media and Culture

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Senior Lecturer in Music

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

  • Musical Analysis of 20th Century and Contemporary Music
  • Louis Andriessen, György Ligeti

Freelance teaching staff: Saxophone

Discipline: Music

John Marley

Freelance teaching staff: Bass guitar

Discipline: Music

Professor Emeritus

Discipline: Music

Associate Lecturer in Music

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Popular Music

Music Sociology

Reception Theory

The Music Industries

Associate Dean for Partnerships, Engagement and International

Deputy Head of School

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Film and TV production and postproduction; business of film and television; story and script development; single camera directing; cinematic virtual reality; advanced production and post-production technologies.

Freelance teaching staff: Tuba

Discipline: Music

Sophie Maw

Research Trainee in AI Vision

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Senior Lecturer in Interactive Media - UX Design

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Interactive media; user experience; traditional storytelling; knowledge exchange; codesign; ethnography; design methods; community engagement.

Craig Mcnamara

Technician

Associate Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Dance Music Cultures, visual and participatory arts, electroacoustic composition, electronic music production, creative practice.

Lecturer in the Business of the Creative and Cultural Industries

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

The relationship between art, film and place; design and media histories; film exhibition and audiences; cultural policy; festivals and biennials; creative practice research; intercultural relations; curating and programming.

Freelance teaching staff: Violin

Discipline: Music

Ash Mitchell

Assistant Technician

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Jon Mitchell

Student Services Administrator (Postgraduate)

Concerts & External Relations Coordinator

Discipline: Music

John Murray

Research Affiliate

Discipline: Music

Subject Head of Creative Technologies

Professor of Digital Media and Culture

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Digital media; digital culture; digital imaging (including VR/AR/XR/virtual re-creations); immersive media; creative technologies; philosophy of technology; AI and algorithmic culture; the posthuman; machinima; interactive storytelling; interactive media. 

Visiting Performance Coach

Discipline: Music

Heather Niven

Lecturer in Management & the Creative Industries

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Lecturer in Music Education

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Music Education: teaching; learning; musicians' health and wellbeing; music psychology.

Associate Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Music psychology; music and emotion; music science; empathy; quantitative research methods and analysis.

Erik Olafsen

Technical Facilities Manager

Freelance teaching staff: Oboe

Discipline: Music

Research Associate

Part-time tutor

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Matthew Paradis

Honorary Associate Researcher

Discipline: Music

Freelance teaching staff: Alexander Technique

Discipline: Music

Freelance teaching staff: Viola

Discipline: Music

Associate Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Music Education; Music-theatre; Opera; Composition

Freelance teaching staff: Viols

Discipline: Music

Associate Lecturer in Music Education

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

  • Musicians' Health and Wellbeing
  • Music Education
  • Music Performance

Bex Perkins

Faculty Finance Assistant

Freelance teaching staff: Bassoon

Discipline: Music

Senior Lecturer in Theatre

Chair of Research & Practice

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Theatrical performance in the World War II Jewish ghetto at Terezín/Theresienstadt, modern Czech theatre, theories of affect, identity and subjectivity, playwriting, translation and adaptation for the stage.

Freelance teaching staff: Harpsichord

Discipline: Music

Dr Michele Pizzi

Audio Technician

Research interests:

Digital Signal Processing, Machine Learning, Speech Synthesis, Electronic Music Production, Electroacoustic Music.

Professor

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Olivia (Livy) Potter

Marketing and Communications Coordinator, SIGN

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Bella Powell

Associate Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Musicology, Music Education: teaching; learning; analysis; music and temporality.

Senior Lecturer in Sound Recording and Music Production

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Analysis of Recording Studio Practices; Gender in Audio and in Music Production; Western African Popular Music Industries; Improvisation Processes; Binaural Technology

Subject Head of Theatre

Senior Lecturer

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Critical approaches to staging and unstageability; contemporary performance practice in the UK and Ireland; voice and music in contemporary theatre; autoethnographic approaches to writing about performance; pedagogies of theatre and performance in higher education.

James Redelinghuys

Research Affiliate

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Jimmy Richards

Lecturer in Film and Television

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Steph Richards

PA / Administrator

Freelance teaching staff: Baroque and Classical oboe and recorder

Discipline: Music

Associate Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

  • Classroom and peripatetic teacher collaborations
  • Musicology in the secondary music classroom
  • Intergenerational music education
  • English Church Music
  • Editing

Will Rowan

Research Fellow in Computer Vision and Machine Learning

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Computer vision and machine learning applied to virtual production; 3D representations of the human face and body; multi-modal analysis and generation of real and virtual worlds. My work aims to enhance creative expression and innovation in film and television, enabling new possibilities in storytelling, special effects, and immersive experiences.

Johannes Ruckstuhl

Assistant Technician

Lucy Russell

Freelance teaching staff: Baroque and modern violin

Discipline: Music

Senior Lecturer in Screen Production and Postproduction

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Workflows and techniques for production and post production. Multi-camera studio techniques and processes. Editing and post production finishing in the storytelling process. Visual effects in theatre and interactive media.

Associate Lecturer in Interactive Media

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Human-robot interaction, human-computer interaction, interaction design, user-centred design and evaluation methods. Quantitative and qualitative research methods. Acceptance and use of technology by older people. Accessibility, including AI and robotics to help age at home. Universal Design for (e)learning.

Gemma Sanchez

Student Well-being Officer for Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Leonard Sanderman

Research Affiliate

Discipline: Music

Freelance teaching staff: Clarinet and Classical clarinet

Discipline: Music

Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

4E music cognition (Embodied, Embedded, Extended, Enactive); Psychology of musical creativity; Interdisciplinary musicology; Music performance and education.

Senior Lecturer in Image Processing

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Postproduction, 3D computer graphics and animation, media art, game design and production, participatory film-making, human-computer interaction, creative practice in technology.

Andi Setiawan

Research Associate

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Emeritus Professor

Discipline: Music

Professor Emeritus

Freelance teaching staff: Harpsichord, fortepiano and organ

Discipline: Music

Freelance teaching staff: Voice

Discipline: Music

Freelance teaching staff: Piano

Discipline: Music

Head of School and Reader

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Musicology: contemporary and 20th-century opera production; Wagner; critical musicology.

Freelance teaching staff: Horn

Discipline: Music

Professor

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Composition: European modernism; contemporary music; the string quartet.

Associate Researcher

Discipline: Music

Daniel Slawson

Research Software Engineer in Creative Technologies

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media