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I was appointed Lecturer in Screen Studies in Drama at the University of Manchester in 2008. I specialise in screen practice as research and my interests also revolve around the boundaries between artistic and academic forms of representation. My approach is based on the practice and critical study of qualitative research methods, such as extended fieldwork and participant observation, using collaborative and improvisational art forms to mediate complex cultural understanding to the popular audience.
My teaching and research interests focus on the development of the documentary film genre and its challenges, and I am especially interested in screen practice as research, exploring how film and video production could be applied as a part of the academic research and representation. My own practice has developed in line with the general aim of the practice at the Subject Area of Drama, to investigate how cultural values are expressed through film and performance, in dialogue with different ideas and communities. My research interests include:
Anthropology, Media and Performance PhD (AMP) is delivered jointly by Centres for Applied Theatre Research and Screen Studies in the Subject Area of Drama and by the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology in the Social Anthropology Discipline Area. The programme is a practice-based PhD that draws on the expertise and facilities available in social anthropology, visual and media anthropology as well as screen and performance studies to provide students with a unique opportunity to pursue projects that combine different aspects of these fields.
As a Lecturer in Screen Studies at Drama I seek to support all aspects of networking with other subject areas at the Faculty of Humanities that might be interested in an interdisciplinary development of screen practice as research, including Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology and Institute for Cultural Practices. Drawing on earlier experienceas a lecturer, director and performer, I also aim to link research initiatives at The University of Manchester with external contacts in screen and theatre practice.
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Research output: Non-textual form › Digital or Visual Products
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Research output: Non-textual form › Web publication/site
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-review
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review