Academic Staff

Dr James Ballands
Associate Lecturer in Film & TV (Jan-June 19)

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


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
Programme Leader: Film & 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.

Ms 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 (50%) see also Technical Staff

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325243
Room: TFTV/110

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.

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.

Dr Shauna Concannon 
Research Associate / Associate Lecturer in Interactive Media (Feb 18 - May 19)

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325299
Room: RCH/003A

 'Perspective Media: Personalised Video Storytelling for Data Engagement' funded by EPSRC

Professor Michael Cordner
Ken Dixon Professor of Drama (On leave Autumn 18)

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. 

Mr Joe Cutting
Associate Lecturer in Interactive Media (Sept 18 - June 19)

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

Human Computer Interaction, interaction design and games. Self-paced games, casual games and idle games. Measuring game experience. Attention and inattentional blindness in games. Game design. Interactive exhibits for museums and heritage.

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/108a

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 (On leave 2018/19)

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

Ms Fiona Keenan
Associate Lecturer in Sound Production and Post-production (Jan-Aug 19)

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


Dr Ben Kirman
Lecturer in Interactive Media - Web Interaction (On leave Spring 19)

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/108c

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

Dr Mariana Lopez
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.

Mr John Mateer 
Senior Lecturer 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 (On leave Autumn 2018)

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
Anniversary Research Lecturer

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 (On leave Autumn 2018)

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325247
Room: TFTV/207

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 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 (On leave Summer 2019)

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.

Mr Patrick Titley 
Senior Lecturer in Multi - Camera Television Production

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

Multicamera techniques for studio and Outside Broadcast; producing and directing children's,  entertainment and science programmes.

Professor Marian Ursu 
Professor of Interactive Media

+44 (0)1904 325276
Room: TFTV/206

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.