Dr James Cateridge

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

Senior Lecturer in Film

School of Arts


My teaching and research both centre around the screen industries in the UK and internationally. My specialisms include media tourism, film policy and mentoring in the creative industries, and I am currently supervising PhD students working on British Cinema in WW2 and dark media tourism. I also manage work placements and live projects for final year undergraduate and MA students, such as Oxford Brookes Documentary Club and the Final Cut Film Festival. I am currently Network Lead for the Creative Industries Research and Innovation Network (CIRIN).

Areas of expertise

  • Media touirsm
  • Film policy
  • Cultural institutions

Teaching and supervision


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.


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

Research group membership

Network Lead for Creative Industries Research and Innovation Network.

Research grants and awards

  • Mapping Mentoring in the UK Creative Industry Sector.
  • Digital Dark Tourism in the UK, US and Canada.
  • My doctoral research was supported by a full AHRC Scholarship, and I have also received funding from the Arts Grants Panel and Research Excellence Awards at Oxford Brookes University.

Research projects

Mapping Mentoring in the UK Creative Industry Sector.


Projects as Co-investigator

  • Digital Dark Tourism: A Case Study of Digital Dark Tourism in the Digital Age (led by Univ British Columbia)(01/09/2021 - 31/08/2023), funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, funding amount received by Brookes: £0, funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


  • ‘‘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.


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

Further details

Other experience

  • Systems Officer, The Arts Council of England. 1998-2002.
  • Production Coordinator, International Sales Services, Sony Pictures Europe. 1997-1998.