Teaching & Scholarship
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My teaching philosophy is about creating, wondering and researching together. I teach through experience based and interdisciplinary learning, creative/critical/curious play and helping people to make stuff happen.
I don't believe in the boundaries between disciplines.
I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Digital Media at the Liverpool Screen School. Teaching across the MA Immersive Arts, the MA Creative Technology BA modules including Creative Media Practice, Digital Media Tools, Digital Cultures, Multiplatform Production, Media Theory, Ethics and Research Practice. I am currently supervising 2 PhD Students.
Before that, I was a Senior Lecturer in the at Manchester School of Art where I lead on digital, new media, interactive and immersive media areas across a number of degrees. I was also the curriculum development lead for the £35 million School of Digital Arts (SODA), that will launch in 2021 with a tranformational approach to learning and research in convergent media, storytelling and digital technology.
I have previously taught across theory and practice at Coventry School of Art and Design on the Digital Media and Culture MA and the Media Production BA . During my time at Coventry I also developed a BA degree in Digital Media.
In the past I have also been involved with online mentoring on the Raindance Postgraduate Degree in Film, accredited by Staffordshire University, as well as being an invited lecturer to the Global Media and Communication Programme at the Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, Warwick University. I have also lectured at Zhejiang University of Media and Communications in China, the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and Stellenbosch University in South Africa as well as being involved in learning projects for BBC Blast and a number of schools of in the West Midlands region.