Birmingham School of Media's Lecturers and Tutors
Lecturer in Radio Production
Neil began his radio career in the late 1980s at Birmingham commercial station BRMB (now Free Radio). Prior to his move to BCU in early 2013, Neil was the Station Manager at 107.5 Switch Radio, a community radio station in north east Birmingham where he co-ordinated a ten year programme of restricted licence broadcasts –...
Vanessa Jackson is a former BBC series producer and now an associate professor in the Institute of Media and English at Birmingham City University. She teaches television production to undergraduates as well as working on employability and enterprise activities. She completed her PhD in television historiography under the...
Robin is a Lecturer in Media and Communication with a New Media specialism. He has a background within the music industry having worked for several notable record labels and industry organisations including: Ministry of Sound Recordings, Defected Records, Sanctuary Records and PRS. He has extensive experience within education...
Professor Diane Kemp
Professor of Broadcast Journalism
Diane Kemp is Professor of Broadcast Journalism at Birmingham City University. Diane is Director of the new Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity and lead for the HuffPost Centre for Journalism at Birmingham School of Media. Additionally she is Deputy Chair of the Broadcast Journalism Training Council – elected in 2013 –...
Senior Lecturer in Photography
Julian Kilsby is Senior Lecturer in Photography for the Birmingham School of Media. He has a professional background in a variety of photographic fields including fashion photography, social documentary, travel photography and product photography. He joined the University in 1999 and combines his work at Birmingham City...
Senior Technician (Film, TV, Radio)
David’s role as Senior Technician (Film, TV and Radio) involves offering support on cameras, lighting, Vision Mixing, Audio and post-production. Here he also supports degree and post-graduate students working in AVID, Adobe Suite and Da Vinci. David has a decade of experience with a major satellite sustaining service...
Dr Will McKeown
Lecturer in Media
Dr Will McKeown holds a PhD in Film and Creative Writing and is a lecturer in Media and Communication. His research examines the intersections between media and how depictions of selfhood and subjectivity can be understood culturally. He has published on the resonance of self-sacrifice in film as well as the complex...
Professor John Mercer
Director of Researcher Education and Development, Professor of Gender and Sexuality
John Mercer is Professor of Gender and Sexuality in the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research. His research interests focus on the social and cultural construction of masculinities in the 21st century. He is the author of Pornography: Representations of Masculinity and Sexuality (Bloomsbury, 2017) Rock Hudson ...
Dr Annette Naudin
Course Director in MA Media and Cultural Studies
Dr Annette Naudin is Associate Professor Academic, with responsibility for Learning and Teaching at Birmingham Institute for Media and English. Annette is an Enterprise Education fellow of the National Centre for Graduate Entrepreneurship and has had a leading role exploring creative enterprise education for EU funded...
Senior Lecturer in PR
Kelly has worked in the public relations industry for 17 years, both agency and in-house, consumer and B2B. A former BCU student herself, Kelly graduated in 2005 with a BA in Media and Communications, and in 2018 with an MA in Public Relations. She started her career at the multi award-winning WPR Agency and went on to lead...