I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2021) and achieved a Distinction in my Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education (2018). I have completed SEDA (Staff and Educational Development Association) accredited courses in Supporting Technology Enhanced Learning (2019), Community of Practice around Research Supervision (2020), and Embedding Sustainability in the Curriculum (2021).
Lecturer in Media and Communication, Birmingham City University, August 2018 – present
Lecturer in Media and Communication in the School of Media, Faculty of Art, Design and Media at Birmingham City University contributing to BA and MA teaching, and PhD supervision. Interim Course Director for the MA in Media and Cultural Studies, covering a colleague’s maternity leave (2021-2022).
I recently co-authored a BA Immersive Media with my colleague Robin Kay, which was accredited with high praise from the external panel.
The New Media Industry (BA 2nd year module)
Digital Storytelling (BA 2nd year module)
Creativity in the Media (BA 3rd year module)
Understanding Social Media (BA 3rd year module)
Social Media as Culture and Practice (MA module)
Research in Practice (MA module)
Module contributions and workshop leadership:
Researching the Media and Communications (BA 1st year module)
Media and Influencer Engagement (BA 1st year module)
Professional and Academic Development (BA 2nd year module)
I am also personal tutor to students across all three years of undergraduate study, and supervise a range of undergraduate dissertation projects in all areas of media as well as PhD students in the department. I am a part of the University wide Disability Steering Group, and am an active researcher within the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research.
Lecturer in Media and Communications, Coventry University, September 2016 – May 2017
Lecturer in Media and Communications in the School of Media and Performing Arts, Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Coventry University.
I have taught across a range of topics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level including lecturing, seminar support and leading modules. Duties have also included academic performance reviews, cohort tutor, induction activities and planning self-development weeks.
I practise innovative teaching methods to promote embodied understandings of theory, allowing students to engage practically with the concepts covered in class in a way that overcomes cross-cultural and language barriers. I have designed courseworks with employability in mind, encouraging the development of oral presentation skills, networking, academic and non-academic forms of writing, interviewing and research.
Module leadership includes:
Exploring Digital Culture
Screen Cultures and Selves
The Networked Society
Research Practice Portfolio
Sessional Lecturer in Drama and Performance, University of Worcester, September 2016 – January 2017
Sessional lecturer in the Institute of Arts and Humanities at the University of Worcester.
Module leader for DRAM2205 Theatre and Digital Media for second year undergraduate Drama and Performance students. Covered a range of topics including liveness, remediation, virtual spaces, cyborg bodies, spectactors in the digital age, “multi media” performance, the history of theatre and technology, and digital media for marketing and as story.
Further to lecture/seminar content I designed weekly tasks for students to engage with the different performance styles discussed, develop their skills, and gain practical experience. This was in accordance with the University of Worcester’s ethos of embedding employment skills alongside course content, as well as specifically catering to an arts course that fosters both practical and theoretical knowledge in equal measure.
Part-time Lecturer as PhD Student Worker, Coventry University, September 2014 – September 2016
Alongside my PhD studies I was engaged in part time work at Coventry University supporting the BA in Media and Communication and the MA in Communication, Culture and Media. Modules included: Media Research Methods (MA module, guest lecture and seminar support); Digital Media and Culture (MA module, module leader); Specialist Research (BA module, guest lecture); Research Project (MA module, student project supervisor); Understanding Media and Communications (BA module, seminar support).