Academic Staff

Dr Alessandro Altavilla
Associate Lecturer in Interactive Media

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325220
Room: TFTV/206


Dr James Ballands
Associate Lecturer in Film & TV

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325222
Room: TFTV/208

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

Professor David Barnett
Professor of Theatre

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325455 
Room: TFTV/222

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.

Mr Simon van der Borgh
Senior Lecturer in Screenwriting

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325269
Room: TFTV/221

Screenwriting, including adaptation, genre films & hi-concept movies; short films; the function of character in the creation of compelling screen stories and story structure; the form & function of scenes in scene-writing; Theatre, especially playwriting; the Australian film & TV industry.

Dr Ed Braman
Senior Lecturer in TV Production

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325281
Room: TFTV/204

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

Dr Anna Bramwell-Dicks
Lecturer in Web Development & Interactive Media

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325244
Room: TFTV/108b

Human-computer interaction, interaction design, user-centred design and evaluation methodologies. Web and app design and development. Multi-modal interaction, particularly auditory interaction including non-speech audio and music. Affective interaction. Quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Accessibility, including sensory substitution devices. Teaching-led research.

Mr Matt Brannan
Associate Lecturer in Film & TV Production

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325243
Room: TFTV/207

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.

Mr Álvaro Cáceres Muñoz
Associate Lecturer in Interactive Media

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325456
Room: TFTV/209

HCI applied to music; Live coding for classical and jazz music; Musical escape rooms; Game design & narrative; Game development; Web development (React, React Native); Accessible game engines for visually impaired users; Refreshable braille screens; AR, VR, XR & Mixed reality. 

Dr Tom Cantrell 
Senior Lecturer in Theatre

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325236
Room: TFTV/223

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

Professor Michael Cordner
Ken Dixon Professor of Drama

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325228
Room: TFTV/229

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. 

Dr Sebastian Deterding
Reader in Interactive Media

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325259
Room: RCH/222

Motivational and engagement design; persuasive design and games; gameful and playful design; creative AI; games and play in culture

Dr Kristyn Gorton 
Reader in Film & Television

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325222
Room: TFTV/208

Television Criticism; Feminist Film/TV Theory; Theorising the Concept of Desire; Emotion/Affect Theory; Melancholia/Hysteria in Contemporary Film; Films/Writings by Marguerite Duras.

Dr Katherine Graham
Lecturer in Theatre

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325284
Room: TFTV/214

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

Dr David Hickman 
Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Production

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325232
Room: TFTV/213

Film and television production; TV and independent documentary; the art and technique of cinematography; writing and directing for television.

Professor Andrew Higson 
Greg Dyke Chair of Film and Television

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325234
Room: TFTV/211

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.

Dr Jonathan Hook 
Senior Lecturer in Interactive Media

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325238
Room: TFTV/226

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.

Dr Ollie Jones 
Lecturer in Theatre

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325242
Room: TFTV/227

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.

Dr Nick Jones
Lecturer in Film, TV & Digital Culture

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325289
Room: TFTV/122
Digital media; action cinema; 3D; the representation of space and architecture on film; media archaeology

Dr Fiona Keenan
Lecturer in Sound Production and Post-production

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325223
Room: TFTV/214

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

Dr Ben Kirman
Lecturer in Interactive Media - Web Interaction

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325221
Room: TFTV/225

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

Dr Louise LePage
Lecturer in Theatre

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325454 
Room: TFTV/206

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

Dr Mariana Lopez
Senior Lecturer in Sound Production and Post-production

Tel: +44 (0) 1904 325248
Room: TFTV/103

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

Professor John Mateer 
Professor in Film and Television Production

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325230
Room: TFTV/212

Film and TV production and postproduction; visual effects and compositing; story and script development; single camera directing; cinematic virtual reality; advanced production technologies.

Dr Debbie Maxwell
Lecturer in Interactive Media - UX Design

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325256
Room: TFTV/224

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

Dr Jenna Ng
Senior Lecturer in Film & Interactive Media

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325277
Room: TFTV/231

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.

Dr Lisa Peschel 
Senior Lecturer in Theatre

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325247
Room: TFTV/206

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.

Professor Duncan Petrie
Head of Department and Professor in Film & Television

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325226
Room: TFTV/215

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

Dr Emma Pett
Lecturer in Creative Industries

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325235
Room: TFTV/108c

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.

Dr Benjamin Poore 
Senior Lecturer in Theatre

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325231
Room: TFTV/205

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

Dr Karen Quigley 
Lecturer in Theatre

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325229
Room: TFTV/210

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

Mr Paul Ryan
Lecturer in Screen Production and Postproduction

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325288
Room: TFTV/104

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.

Dr Guy Schofield 
Lecturer in Image Processing

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325275
Room: TFTV/228

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

Dr Mark Smith
Lecturer in Theatre

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325456
Room: TFTV/209

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

Professor Marian Ursu 
Professor of Interactive Media

+44 (0)1904 325276
Room: TFTV/211

Interactive Media: interactive narratives and digital storytelling (especially video driven); context-adaptable video communication systems; context-aware media; interactive digital art.

Mr Andrew Vickers
Lecturer in Writing for Stage & Screen

+44 (0)1904 325251
Room: TFTV/203

 Screenwriting; story and script development.