I’m very pleased to be starting today as Professor of Visual and Digital Culture at Bournemouth University’s Media School. I have long had an interest in the activities and developments taking place in the Media School at Bournemouth University and when the opportunity arose to join the team there, I took it. For me, this is one of the leading media schools in the UK.
As Professor of Visual and Digital Culture, I will be joining a lively and ambitious research community at Bournemouth with a view to leading and contributing to the development of practice led research within the media practice areas, contributing to the supervision of research students, contributing to the development of film production programmes and undertaking my own research projects. I am bringing with me 3 PhD student and an AHRC funded research network project entitled: StoryLab International Film Development Research Network. More on that later. Bournemouth University is going to provide me with a fertile context in which to develop a number of exciting projects and I look very much forward to meeting, and engaging with, my new colleagues.
I will remain committed to the North West of England, too, as I will continue to live near Manchester. As my role is very national and international, long distance commuting is going to contribute to an exciting new way of thinking and engaging.