Media studies teacher and researcher Ross Adamson's work is concerned with online public sphere activity, specifically the commenting practices on online news sites, he draws particularly on the philosophy of Habermas and Bakhtin and has also worked on technologies for education.
Frauke Behrendt's research interests include digital cultures, sound studies, mobility, media theory and sustainable/green media. Lecturing in Media Studies, she leads the EPSRC-funded research project ‘Smart e-bikes - understanding how commuters and communities engage with electrically-assisted cycling.
Holly Chard is a media historian whose research focuses on the American media industries from the late 1970s onwards, with an emphasis on Hollywood cinema. She lectures in Contemporary Screen Media and teaches on a range of modules in Film, Television and Broadcast Media at the university’s Hastings campus
Philip Connolly teaches on the broadcast media degrees in Hastings, drawing on his extensive backgrounds in both the television and film industries during the course of his teaching. He has worked for several major postproduction houses, including Framestore, Evolutions, Box TV, Red Bee and Ascent Media, on a range of shows including Top Gear, The Apprentice, Green Wing and Shipwrecked.
Lance Dann is a writer, radio producer, sound designer and academic who was founder of the Radio Art group Noiseless Blackboard Eraser and an Associate Member of the New York theatre company The Wooster Group. He teaches at the University of Brighton’s Hastings branch and acts as Commissioning Editor for the London radio station Resonance 104.4FM.
Dr Peter Day has a long history of academic and practical experience in the community technology movement. He is a founder member of the Community Informatics Research Network (CIRN)—an international network of researchers, practitioners and policy makers concerned with enabling communities through the use of Information and Communications Technologies.
Lecturing in Media Studies, Professor Julie Doyle's research engages with the ways in which the environment and the body are variously mediated, by the discourses and technologies of imaging; science and medicine; and gender, sexuality and class. Twitter: juliedoylej
Dr Louise FitzGerald lectures in film and screen studies with specialist interests in the politics of representation (especially the performativity of race and gender), feminist film theory and the politics of post-feminism, cultural studies, screen history, modes of screen maternalism in popular culture and screening culinary cultures.
Dr Aristea Fotopoulou's research focuses on critical aspects of digital culture, emerging technologies and social change. Her new book is entitled "Feminist activism and digital networks: between empowerment and vulnerability" (2017, Palgrave/MacMillan). She is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications in the School of Media, University of Brighton and Course Leader of the MA Creative Media.
Rob Greens lectures in scriptwriting for film, television and radio. He has written, produced and directed several short films, including the comedy "Age Concern" which won the One-Minute Wonder competition at the Brighton Festival, short-listed for BBC New Talent and was broadcast on television.
Media studies lecturer Paula Hearsum specialises in Popular Music and Journalism. She believes that media is something you do as well as think about. Her professional background includes a decade as a music journalist before moving into new media as an editor and consultant appearing on tv and radio as well as many public speaking engagements.
Dr Olu Jenzen’s research interests span Critical Theory (especially feminist and queer theory), the politics of aesthetic form, cultures of trauma, the representation of gender and sexuality in film, literature and popular culture and social aspects of non-normative epistemologies.
Leader of Media Studies, Irmi Karl has helped develop the rich media-related course provision at Brighton. Her teaching and research interests include ICTs and everyday life, gender and sexuality, as well as the class politics of popular media forms. She is a founder member of the LGBT Queer LIfe research hub and the BSSN Sexualities Network.
Helen W Kennedy is an academic specialist in media cultures of games and play.
She has organised a range of game related initiatives including the first UK International conference on games in 2001. Her principle focus is on technology, aesthetics and embodied perception in relation to games and play.
Media and screen lecturer Ewan Kirkland's areas of interest include representations of race, gender and sexuality in popular culture, where he seeks to interrogate the construction of dominant identities such as masculinity, heterosexuality and ethnic whiteness. His work includes the textual analysis of videogames, particularly the survival horror series Silent Hill.
Dr Dario Llinares is an academic, writer, cultural critic and podcaster. His research is concerned primarily with interrogating digital culture and its effect on mediated identity and social practice. In his role as Principal Lecturer in Contemporary Screen Media he lectures across the Digital Film, TV and Digital Media Production, and Joint Honours Media Programmes.
Doug Lyon is a media tutor and an experienced practitioner in radio and digital media. He directs Lyonheart Media production and training, working often with vulnerable groups on community initiatives and self-development.
Joanna MacDonnell's work at Brighton follows a long and successful career in television production, where she was part of the team on BAFTA award-winning and nominated productions such as 'Casualty'. She lectures in media studies, specialising in television and film production
Patricia McManus is a lecturer in media and cultural history. She works on the history of modern cultural practices and forms, in particular on the history of the novel and other mass-mediated forms of fiction. She is particularly interested in feminist, Marxist and ‘post-Marxist theoretical traditions
Illustrator and film-maker Roderick Mills has worked across editorial, publishing, corporate literature, web design, advertising, exhibition design and animation. An interest in narratives has led work to develop through various media from drawing into his recent short films.
Judy Price is interested in the conjunction of art and politics. How lens-based media can produce new ways of seeing and help us think differently about sites of intensive geopolitical struggle. Her work often employs multiple strategies drawing on images and sounds from archival sources as well as from a sustained study of a place resonant with overwritten histories and redrawn boundaries.
Maria Sourbati leads the BA in Media Studies at Brighton and has previously worked as a producer and presenter in local/community radio stations, and held research posts at the British Film Institute and Goldsmiths College. Maria’s research explores the governance and social implications of the diffusion of electronic media technologies.
Originally a literary history and critical theory scholar, Theodore Koulouris (MA, DPhil - University of Sussex) has published widely in the areas of literary and cultural modernism, with a special focus on mourning. Since 2010 he has been teaching an researching in media studies and theory.
Dr Glenn Ward is lecturer in the History of Art and Design. His main research interests lie in the visual cultures of cinema and in the interrelationships between avant-garde, marginal and popular screen cultures. His background is cross-disciplinary and early interests in questions of authorship, taste and visual pleasure were expressed in painting; these now inform his scholarly work.
An acclaimed photographer and anthropologist, Julia works through layers of physical and cultural geography, history and memory, piecing together fragments that establish links between our collective past and present. She is also an experienced arts facilitator and curriculum developer.