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I am a scholar of British film and television culture, with a specific interest in regional representation, contemporary screen production, popular genre, and creative figures who have been critically overlooked. I have authored monographs on contemporary British cinema, the work of the Amber film collective, and the representation of North East England on film and televsion.  I have co-edited collections on traditions of UK science fiction film and television, period drama, medical representation, and the comedy of Chris Morris.

I am currently completing a book on the writer Alan Plater. 


I completed my doctoral thesis on British social realist cinema in 2004 (University of Newcastle), and took up a lectureship in Film and Television studies at Northumbria in 2006. 

Education/Academic qualification

Film and Television Studies, PhD, Newcastle University

1 Sept 19991 Jan 2004

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004


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