Birmingham School of Media's Lecturers and Tutors
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...
Charlie Sarson is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Assistant in the Birmingham Institute of Media and English. He is also Network Coordinator for the AHRC-funded Masculinity, Sex and Popular Culture research network. His work focuses on men and masculinities, gender and sexuality, LGBTQ+ studies, and the cultures of...
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
Dr Iain A. Taylor is a Lecturer in Music Industries, and a researcher within the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research . As an educator, Iain teaches primarily on the BA (Hons) Music Industries degree, leading modules which explore the cultural and emotive value of music, and how this translates into the...
Lecturer – Course Director for Foundation in School of Media
Dr Ellie Tomsett 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...
Jerome joined BCMCR in 2012, as Research Assistant on the AHRC-funded project Community, Media and the Creative Citizen. His work there focused on hyperlocal publishing, and he completed his PhD study of hyperlocal Facebook audiences in 2018. Since 2015 he has worked on various research projects, and is also involved in the...
Professor of Radio and Popular Music Studies
Tim Wall is the Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media. He has published extensively on radio and popular music culture in international journals and books, and he applies his insights in his teaching, and with doctoral research students. Tim is an AHRC Strategic Reviewer, was formerly Editor...
Lecturer Professional and Academic Development
Hilary spent 24 years working as a Production Manager in broadcast television. Eight of these years were spent at the BBC in Birmingham. Her credits include working on documentaries (Panorama, Dispatches), magazine series (Countryfile), reality (Big Brother), children’s (Dog and Duck), ob doc series (Trawlermen), as well as...
Professor of Jazz Studies
Tony Whyton is Professor of Jazz Studies. His critically acclaimed books Jazz Icons: Heroes, Myths and the Jazz Tradition (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and Beyond A Love Supreme: John Coltrane and the Legacy of an Album (Oxford University Press, 2013) have sought to develop cross-disciplinary methods of musical...