Research areas

  • PN1993 Motion Pictures - Screenwriting, Semiotics, Narratology
  • PN1990 Broadcasting - Paratext, Convergence
  • LB2300 Higher Education - Rubrics, Assessment, sustainablity,
  • PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater - Playwriting, Performance

Current research activities.

I'm currently working on a number of research projects focused on textual analysis and assessment in higher education 

  • Beyond the Space Jockey: Transmedia Storytelling in the Alien Universe.
  • Cyclical Rubric Co-creation in the Dialogic Learning & Assessment Environment
  • Liminal Space & Claustrophobia in the works of John Carpenter.
  • World Wrestling Entertainment and the Paratextual Universe
  • Analysing Discourse in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Universe through Multiple Modalities.

Desired research direction.

My future research activities will focus on:

  • Mapping assessment practices in the the school of Media Culture & Society here at UWS.
  • Developing rubrics for sustainabale assessment practices 

Target Collaborative Organisations (National, International, up to 3).

National Association for Writers in Education (NAWE)

The Professional Wrestling Studies Association (PWSA)

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association (MPCA/ACA)

Area of research expertise - Outline

  • Screenwriting
  • Textual Analysis
  • Paratextuality
  • Film & Television
  • Assessment in Higher Education

Research output

  1. Radge Politics: Satire and Scottish identity

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  2. The Pursuit

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

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  1. Studio Lab Live Play Festival 2017

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

  2. The Info Lit Journey

    Activity: Other

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  1. UWS Star Awards Nomination

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  2. UWS Star Awards Nomination

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  3. UWS Star Awards Nomination

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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