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Senior Lecturer & Researcher in Media Technology, University of Salford

Laurence Murphy is Senior Lecturer in Media Technology and programme leader for the BSc Media Technology Pathway programme at Media city

He is an active researcher in Mobile and Internet broadcast systems, High Definition , 4K & 3D Television and Digital cinema. He is currently engaged in PHD research into changing media technologies and their impact on both the Broadcast industries and the viewer.

Laurence began his operational career as a location sound recordist in 1985 whilst studying for his 1st degree. After a move into Camera work he progressed into studio and outside broadcast technical management. He is an active camera and engineering consultant for a number of broadcast companies and manufacturers.

He began his association with Salford University in 1992. He designed the four camera studios within the school. His academic career began with a BA in Communication Media in 1986, his second degree MA in Television and Documentary he completed in 1999.

In September 2000 Laurence became programme leader of the BSc Media Technology programme.

In 2007 Laurence designed the first undergraduate technology degree in the UK to focus on the newest areas of Broadcast Media, Mobile and Internet Television. The Programme took its first students in Sep 2008 and is a joint programme between the Schools of Media, Music and Performance and Computing, Science and Engineering at Salford.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Media Technology, University of Salford