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Dr James Cateridge

PhD in Film & Television Studies, University of East Anglia (2007).

Senior Lecturer and Subject Coordinator in Film Studies

School of Arts

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

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Phone number: +44 (0)1856 483661


Location: Headington Hill Campus

As subject co-ordinator for the undergraduate film programme I act as first point of contact for applicants and current students, chair the film studies subject committee, and manage the international exchange programme.

I teach undergraduate modules on the film industry, national cinemas and film festivals and exhibition. My postgraduate teaching is in industrial studies and film cultures.


I welcome applications from potential doctoral students in areas such as media tourism, film policy, British cinema, and the international film industry.

My research interests include: media tourism and the relationship between space and narrative, film policy, and the history of cultural institutions.

Research grants and awards

My doctoral research was supported by a full AHRC Scholarship, and I have also received funding from the Arts Grants Panel and Central Research Fund at Oxford Brookes University.

Areas of expertise

Media touirsm, film policy, cultural institutions.

Membership of professional bodies

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Film Tourism Research Consultant, Screen East, Norwich (2007-8).


‘‘What if your future was the past?’ Genealogy, Romance and Television Tourism in Outlander (2014-)’, Locating Imagination: Popular Culture, Tourism and Belonging, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, April 2017.

‘From Balamory (2002-5) to Brave (2012)… to Outlander (2015-): Comparing Film and Television Tourisms in Scotland.’ Developing Film Tourism: Theory and Practice, University of Glasgow, May 2015.

'Inhabiting Englishness: The Oxford of Harry Potter and Inspector Morse', ECREA Film Studies Section, Lund University, November 2013.

‘Film Tourism and Regional Screen Policy in the UK’, MeCCSA, National Media Museum, Bradford, January 2009.

‘Historical Precedent in UK Film Policy Discourse’, Research Seminar, University College London, November 2008.

‘Elisabeth Lutyens, the Classical Avant-garde, and the British Horror Movie’, Screen, Glasgow University, July 2008.

‘Reinventing the British Film Industry’, Screen, Glasgow University, July 2007.

‘Carrying a Cultural Burden: Film Policy and its Products’, British Screens Now, Manchester Metropolitan University, September 2006.

‘The Highwayman, the Thief-Taker General, and the National Lottery’, MeCCSA, Leeds Metropolitan University, January 2006.

‘Lottery Funding and the BFI’, BFI Research Group Seminar, Queen Mary, University of London, September 2005.

‘Playing the Lottery Twice’, Off-Screen Spaces, University of Ulster, July 2004.

Other experience

Systems Officer, The Arts Council of England. 1998-2002.

Production Coordinator, International Sales Services, Sony Pictures Europe. 1997-1998.

I published under my former name of James Caterer until 2012.

Further information

Twitter: @jamescateridge