Lecturer in Media and Communications; and Programme Director: Digital Media, University of Stirling

I’ve taught at a number of institutions in various capacities across the United Kingdom, specialising in the fields of media and cultural studies, film studies, digital media, audio cultures and psycho-social studies. As may be evident from this, my teaching experience covers a wide remit of subjects and reflects an interdisciplinary interest in the study of cultural production and consumption in general.

More specifically, my role within the Division is to strengthen the links between the various disciplinary fields with a special emphasis in the provision of digital and social media studies.

I have published in a number of related fields, including a monograph on depth psychology and film theory ((Film After Jung: Post-Jungian Approaches to Film Theory (Hove: Routledge, 2009)) and a forthcoming book on the emotional work of cinema (Feeling Film: Affect and Authenticity in Popular Cinema (Hove: Routledge, 2014)). More recently I’ve also been contracted to produce a third book for Routledge’s Psychology Press division, based upon my current research interests into new media contexts of psychology and connectivity.

Research Interests:

Affordances associated with the psychology of connectivity in Web contexts
A critique of Web 2.0, its historical failures, and the psycho-political implications of lock-in
Media ethics
The disassembling tendencies of Collective Intelligence and its implications for individuation in community and group dynamics
Cinephilia and popular film cultures
Film-philosophy, with a particular emphasis on existential phenomenology

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Communications, Media and Culture, University of Stirling