Birmingham School of Media's Lecturers and Tutors
Professor of Media and Cultural History
Paul Long is Joint Acting Head of Birmingham School of Media . He leads the MA in Creative Industries and Cultural Policy, as well as several innovative PhD projects. He is also a board member of both Vivid Projects and Media Archive for Central England (MACE). Paul has done extensive work on popular music heritage,...
Professor in Film/Director of the Cine-Excess International Film Festival
Xavier Mendik is Professor of Cult Cinema Studies within Birmingham School of Media , from where he runs the Cine-Excess International Film Festival ( www.cine-excess.co.uk ). His research interests focus on the study of European and American cult and horror cinema, and he has published and broadcast widely in these areas...
Professor of Gender and Sexuality
John Mercer leads the research degree programmes within the School of Media and is the leader of the Screen Cultures research cluster and the award leader (with Dr Inger Lise Bore) of the Screen Studies masters awards. His research interests include film and television genres, celebrity and stardom, the pornography debate,...
Course Director in MA Media and Cultural Studies
Annette Naudin is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural entrepreneurship and Post Graduate coordinator at Birmingham School of Media. Annette is an Enterprise Education fellow of the National Centre for Graduate Entrepreneurship and she has a leading role exploring enterprise education for the media and creative industries...
Senior Lecturer in PR
An ex-BCU student herself, graduating in 2005 from the very degree she now teaches on, Kelly has 11 years industry experience working for two high profile Midlands creative agencies. Developing from a graduate to divisional head at WPR Agency over the course of a decade, Kelly has worked on a variety of B2B and B2C accounts,...
Sarah is a Research Fellow at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research (BCMCR). Having completed a funded PhD at BCU on the contemporary northern soul scene, she is now an AHRC Creative Economy Engagement Fellow, working in partnership with Cheltenham Jazz Festival on their Keychange (PRS Foundation) initiative...
Course Director MA Events and Exhibition Management
Prior to joining Birmingham City University Duncan spent over 20 years working in the events and exhibition industry. Working for a various of clients on a wide range of events he has worked throughout the UK, Europe and in the USA. Since 1999 Duncan has been a Director of a Midlands-based events production company.
Charlotte earned her PhD in Film & Television Studies at the University of Warwick. Her thesis examines the vid, a form of amateur/fan video art made from television and film sources that constructs creative and critical analyses of existing media. A monograph based on this work is under contract with Amsterdam University...
Lecturer in Music Industries
Iain Taylor is a Lecturer in Music Industries in Birmingham School of Media at Birmingham City University, and currently completing his PhD at University of the West of Scotland. Before joining Birmingham City University in September 2015, he was an Associate Lecturer in University of the West of Scotland’s School of Creative...
Lecturer – Programme Lead for Foundation
Ellie is a lecturer in media and course director for the School of Media's Foundation Programme. Before joining BCU Ellie worked in Higher Education for four years. Ellie was an Associate Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, where she was module leader for TV Comedy and Drama and taught across a range of courses for BA...