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Postgraduate researchers

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Historical Buildings in Heritage Cinema and Their Effect on the Visitor Experience

Lacey Allen

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Storytelling and ADHD: Adapting fairy tale films for neurodiverse audiences.

Thomas Battey

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Thesis title in development

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How to give students a professional experience during productions while still teaching technique to actors in training? An investigation into discovering strategies that can be used when directing students.

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Plays and Performance in the Country House: The 'Bijou' Theatre at Chatsworth

R Clayton

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How does shifting from a horizontal aspect ratio to a vertical aspect ratio in long-form film production affect the filmmaking process and resulting narratives?

Teodora Fartan

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How can Augmented Reality help bridge the gap between classroom and remote science learning for Primary Schools?

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The Interplay of Place and Nostalgia in Contemporary Migratory European Cinema

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To what extent is the work of Nathan Field distinctive in its use of instructional content?

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Television's Lost Archives of Knowledge

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Transitions from Chinese Ink Paintings into Interactive media

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The Role of Metaphor in Documentary Film and Television

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What is the cultural value of outdoor/experiential film screenings?

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Screen Industry: Theoretical Process Management Frameworks for Film, Television, and Videogames

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Magic Circles: Generating collaborative queer utopias via tabletop roleplaying games and the “Fantastic Genres”

Alexander Kiddier

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The comic nature of character and narrative in related TV and film comedy.

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Objects in Modernist Drama (Working Title)

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Searching for counter-diagnostic meaning within borderline experience

David Libeau

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Generating real-time audio description for live streamed gaming

Tala Linjawi

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Functional enhancement: Redefinition of sports commentary in the era of digital media

Daniel Lock

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Responsive media and non-linear participatory narratives of mental health

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Music as an agent: Video game narrative, musical empathy, and themusic that flows between

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Story Seeds - Growing Storied Experiences from Outdoor Cultural Heritage Sites through Tangible Interactive Artefacts

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Superheroes, Trauma, and the Internet: Feeling the Relational Self in the Era of Networked Neoliberalism.

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Mental Illness and Dramatising Symptoms: A Playwright's Perspective

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Experimentation of a new grammar for telling narratives in Cinematic Virtual Reality

Jacob Mulgrew

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ASMR: Sound interventions for mental health and wellbeing in adolescents

Nick Newman

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Fom the Underdog to Top Dog – Gender representation and unconscious bias in sportsfilms from the late 1970s - 2020.

Richard Oakes

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Investigating Emotional Audience Responses to Theatre and Music

Gabrielle Russell

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Ether-Realism: evolving new cinematic form by speaking the old language of our native psyche

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Aljazeera Channel's Effect on the Political Consciousness of the Arab Youth since 2000

M.G. Stewart-David

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Writing the Immersive Musical

Ellen Storm

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Staging the York Mystery Plays in the 21st Century

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Audio Describing gestures and facial expressions in Thai serials

Mwewa Sumbwanyambe

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The player as antagonist. Can the reframing of narrative terms lead to a more immersive and engaging experience in interactive storytelling?

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Staging Conspiracy Theory: exploring staged responses to conspiracy theory in contemporary theatre and performance practice

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Dual Carriageway - Live performance and digital storytelling linking communities along the Great North Road

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Curating the self: Social Media, Identity, Memory and the Mediated Vernacular.

Xiaojie (Cheryl) Xie

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'I Still Believe in Heroes': Creating a Contemporary Mythology in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.