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Area of academic expertise - outline

My primary area of interest is British television drama. I completed a PhD in 2001 in space and place on-screen and much of this work focused on the dynamics of screen space on television. Recently I have been developing research on Northern identity on the small screen, contributing to the Journal of Popular Television special issue on Northern Stardom with an analysis of Paul Hollywood (The Great British Bake Off). I also have a background in English Literature which continues to underpin an interest in adaptation and the transmedial relationship between film, television and literature.  I also have an interest in costume design and completed an article for the Journal of Film, Fashion & Consumption on The Paradise & Mr Selfridge

My commitment to film scholarship has continued: I have an interest in film noir and crime cinema and recently contributed  an article on film noir and its fans with a focus on the Noir City film festival for the journal Participations: the Journal of Audience and Reception Studies

Current research activities

I am currently working on the topicality of British television drama, specifically with a focus on the inter-relationship between politics, society and communities on-screen. I have recently completed work on Mr Selfridge, The Paradise and Downton Abbey and I am extending this work with an investigation of Happy Valley. I have also recently completed a book chapter on the adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and the cultural politics of prestige. 

Desired research direction

I am interested in continuing with my work on British television drama and welcome collaborations in this area.  

Target collaborative companies

I would be interested in collaborative research or practice-based research with independent production companies such as Red Productions, Shed Media and Working Title. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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