BiographyCurrent practice-based research explores how methods of visual analysis offer new possibilities for experiencing film by applying concepts of the film as database. New technical, media and critical contexts have changed the way we access and experience film and this work seeks to reflect and realise this. The Kubrick archive opened at the LCC in 2007, housing a significant body of archival material and critical writing about the work of the Director Stanley Kubrick. 2001: A Space Odyssey is therefore used as an ideal subject for these visual experiments, which utilise methods of mapping time and spatial sequences developed by, among others, Galileo and Marey.
Funded pedagogic research has focused on the application of social media in teaching and learning in higher education. The award of a Teaching Fellowship in 2009-10, ‘Discovering communities of social e-learning practice’ explored how social media can be used to encourage transformative teaching and learning practice in higher education by transforming the roles of the teacher and learner, transforming curriculum and assessment, expanding educational boundaries and developing digital literacies. Previous funded research reported on the use of blogs to facilitate reflective practice and autonomous peer learning. The study promotes the value of a blended approach to learning and teaching.
Current research students
- Christian Edwardes, Making Space. Towards a Cartography of Imagined Spaces through Fine Art Practice (Lead supervisor)