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Over 150 people work at the School of Arts and Creative Technologies. Use this directory to explore who does what and find contact details.

Meet our leadership team

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.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Opera and Disability Studies; Contemporary Opera Production; Theater and Performance Theory; Modernism and Early-Twentieth Discourses of Degeneracy; Digital Musicology and Archives.

Melodie Ash

Creative Producer, ERDF Creative Media Labs

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Freelance teaching staff: Voice

Discipline: Music

Jethro Bagust

Audio Technician

Visiting Lecturer in Music and Sound Recording

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Music Technology, Music Production.

Lynne Bainbridge

Administration Coordinator

Associate Lecturer in Television & Film

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 

Claire Barber

Administration and Partnerships Manager

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.

Nick Bax

Research Fellow, XR Stories

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Freelance teaching staff: Jazz double bass

Discipline: Music

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.

Research Fellow

Digital Creativity Labs Reader

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

Senior Lecturer in TV Production

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

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

Research Fellow, XR Stories

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Lecturer in Editing for Film & Television

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Film and television editing and post-production; storytelling in the edit - structure and emotional journey; shaping story using myth and legend; sound design.

Lecturer in Film and TV Production

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Film and television production teaching and support for single camera location and multi-camera studio work. Offering advice on 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.

Member of the 

Billy Brooke

Evaluation Administrator, XR Stories/SIGN

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Emma Brown

Programme Manager, XR Stories

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

KTP Research Associate

Discipline: Music

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

Reader 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.

Ángel Cataño Flores

Facilities and Equipment Assistant

Research Fellow, XR Stories

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Creative AI, sense-making, Futures, ethics, responsible innovation, AI, science and society, science policy, education, music.

Helen Claxton

SIGN Project Manager

Dr Jennifer Cohen

Associate Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

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

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Music Technology: music and artificial intelligence; web audio; user interfaces; pattern discovery; music perception.

Lecturer (from January 2020)

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Composition, ancient music, medieval music.

David Cooke

Administrator, XR Stories

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

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.

Professor

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Music in Britain, opera studies, music in cultural history, gender and sexuality.

Imogen Creedy

Student Services Administrator (performance)

Gamelan Director

Discipline: Music

Joe Cutting

Research Associate in Game Experience Design

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

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

Lecturer in Playwriting

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Playwright, theatre-maker and performance poet. Research by creative practice interests include: writing for stage and solo performance, memoir and life-writing.

Roberto del Pino

Theatre Production Officer

Ling Ding

International Liaison Officer

Lou Dobson

PA/Administrator

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.

Senior Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

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

Freelance teaching staff: Jazz piano

Discipline: Music

Senior Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Music Psychology, Music and Media.

Freelance teaching staff: Electric guitar

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.

Cathryn Evans

Student Services Administrator (postgraduate)

Technician

Studio Manager

Departmental Computing Officer

Freelance teaching staff: Piano

Discipline: Music

Professor

Research interests:

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

Jayne Fitzgerald

Postgraduate Administrator (job share)

Charline Foch

Graduate Teaching Assistant

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

Daniel Fox

Technical Officer

Andy Fravigar

Theatre Production Officer

Freelance teaching staff: Percussion

Discipline: Music

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 Fellow, XR Stories

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Jessica Gracie

Graduate Teaching Assistant

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.

Freelance teaching staff: Baroque cello

Visiting Performance Coach

Discipline: Music

Senior Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Music Education: teaching; learning; performance.

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.

Catherine Hardman

Partnerships and Strategy Manager, SIGN

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Robin Henderson

Student Services Administrator (postgraduate)

Freelance teaching staff: Lute and Alexander Technique

Discipline: Music

Lecturer in the Business of the Creative & Cultural Industries

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Non-profit fundraising and entrepreneurship in the creative industries; fundraising theory and practice; arts sponsorship activism and performance; 19 th  century history of women’s philanthropy and poverty in the arts; the interwar art market; sociology of artworlds/critical social theory.

Will Heyes

Scenery Technician

Greg Dyke Chair of Film and Television

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.

Senior Lecturer in Interactive Media

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Human-computer interaction and interaction design, with a focus on the human-centred design of new interactive technologies for creative settings and practices; the design and development of new interaction techniques, including those for tabletop, multi-touch, tangible, tactile and reconfigurable user interfaces.

Member of the 

Freelance teaching staff: Organ

Discipline: Music

Student Services Administrator (postgraduate)

Andrew Hunter

Technical Officer

Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

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

Visiting Performance Coach

Discipline: Music

Christopher James

Freelance teaching staff: Jazz Improv. Guitar

Discipline: Music

Anna Jones

Student Services Manager

Dr Bethan Jones

Research Associate SIGN

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Freelance teaching staff: Violin

Discipline: Music

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

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.

Will Jones

Graduate Teaching Assistant

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

Technical Officer

Harriet King

Administrator, XR Stories/SIGN

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.

Josef Kulick

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Professor

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: Violin

Discipline: Music

Freelance teaching staff: Piano

Discipline: Music

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.

Qian Li

Student Services Administrator (undergraduate)

Dan Lock

Part-time tutor

Senior Lecturer 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.

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

Associate Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Sound recording, electronic dance music history, listening studies, music sociology.

Research Associate

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Senior Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Musicology: analysis of contemporary music; minimalism; specific non-western repertoire and traditions.

Freelance teaching staff: Saxophone

Discipline: Music

John Marley

Freelance teaching staff: Bass guitar

Discipline: Music

Deputy Head of School

Professor in Film and Television Production

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

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.

Kieran McConaghy

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Helena McCormick

Marketing & Communications Coordinator, SIGN

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Associate Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Electronic Dance Music culture; visual and participatory arts; electroacoustic composition; DJ practice; creative practice in music education.

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

Concerts and Communications Coordinator

Jacob Mulgrew

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Senior Lecturer in Film and Interactive Media

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Digital cinema; digital visual culture; interactive media; digital humanities; augmented realities; machinima; philosophy of film; cinephilia; East Asian cinema (Chinese, Singaporean); cross-culturality; comparative film studies.

Member of the 

Visiting Performance Coach

Discipline: Music

Associate 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

Sophie Palmer

Administration Manager, XR Stories/SIGN

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

Georgia Patchett

Administrator SIGN

Visiting Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

Music Education; Music-theatre; Opera; Composition

Freelance teaching staff: Viols

Discipline: Music

Federico Pendenza

Freelance teaching staff: Classical guitar

Discipline: Music

Bex Perkins

Faculty Finance Assistant

Freelance teaching staff: Bassoon

Discipline: Music

Senior Lecturer in Theatre

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.

Co-Head of School and Professor in Film and Television

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

British, Scottish and New Zealand Cinema History; Cinematography; Scottish Culture; Moving Image Policy and Institutions.

Lecturer in Creative Industries

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Media audiences, institutions and cultural policy; immersive media and participatory cultures; memory studies and histories of cinema-going; East Asian cinema and transnational contexts of reception; cult media.

Freelance teaching staff: Harpsichord

Discipline: Music

Michele Pizzi

Audio Technician

Senior Lecturer in Theatre

Discipline: Theatre, film, television and interactive media

Research interests:

Contemporary playwriting; literary adaptation; the Victorians on stage and screen.

Associate Lecturer

Discipline: Music

Research interests:

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

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

Emma Prestedge

Social Media