I believe that being a contemporary media student should be about getting involved in the active production of culture, communities and debates. I encourage my students to take risks in their work, to explore alternative ways of thinking and making, to connect what they do with real world problems and to see media and storytelling practice as way to help shape the discourses and debates that prevail in our societies.
I am currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media at Manchester School of Art where I lead on digital, new media and immersive media areas. I also teach various aspects of film production (cinematography, post-production, research).
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.