I am a Lecturer in Film at the University of Southampton. My teaching and research focuses on contemporary British and European cinema, with particular reference to the transnational production, distribution and audience reception of films in twenty-first century Europe.
- Contemporary European cinema
- Film industries (production, distribution, exhibition, policy)
- British cinema
- Welsh art
My current research focuses on the circulation and reception of European film in the 21st Century. I was also recently commissioned to produce a report on documentary film audiences in Europe.
Alongside my research in Film Studies, I've a long-standing interest in Welsh art history, stemming from my PhD research, and I continue to review books and exhibitions on Welsh art for various publications.
Current PhD Students
External roles and responsibilities
I have an interdisciplinary background that spans both the humanities and social sciences, with a particular focus on film, media and culture. I graduated in 2001 with a first class degree in Geography from the Swansea University, then completed an MA with distinction in Cultural Geography at Royal Holloway University of London. I returned to Swansea University in 2003 to complete a PhD on the role of the Welsh Arts Council (WAC) in developing the visual arts in post-war Wales. My research was funded by a full AHRC Doctoral Studentship.
Between 2008 and 2010, I worked as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research, University of Glasgow, on an AHRC project about the history of the Scottish Arts Council (SAC). I then worked as a Research Assistant at the Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations, University of South Wales, whilst also lecturing in Political Geography at Swansea University.
In 2014, I was appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the HERA-funded Mediating Cultural Encounters through European Screens (MeCETES) project. This three-year collaborative project between the University of York, University of Copenhagen and Vrije Universiteit Brussel examined the transnational production, circulation and reception of European film and television drama. I've disseminated the findings of this research through various journal articles, book chapters and blogs (see publications) and am currently working on a book about the cross-border circulation and reception of European film in the 21st Century.
In 2017, I was appointed as a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Southampton. Since my appointment, I have completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCGAP) and developed modules on Contemporary British Cinema, Film Audiences, Research in Film Studies, and Auteur Filmmakers. I was awarded an Excellence in VLE Award in 2021 for my Contemporary British Cinema Blackboard site.