Jez Collins

Research Project Manager

Birmingham School of Media
0121 331 7280

Jez Collins brings over 20 years of experience as a social and cultural entrepreneur in the creative, and particularly music, industries in Birmingham. Jez is an early stage researcher having recently returned to academia and completed his MA.

As the founder of the Birmingham Music Archive, Jez has a keen interest in the study of music heritage which has resulted in the development of a new postgraduate award for the School of Media, as well as a research interest into the music industries with music as a tool for social change, and music as culture as areas of specialism.

Jez was also an Executive Co-Producer for the award-winning documentary Made in Birmingham: Reggae Punk Bhangra and sits on the board of Un-Convention and the national committee of the Community Archives and Heritage Committee.

He is currently developing a research project on the role of student unions within the popular music ecology and continues to lead on the development of distance learning materials for the School of Media's postgraduate offer.

Social Media and Websites

Twitter: @jezc

Areas of Expertise