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This directory lists the key contacts for the School in alphabetical order. Clicking on the name or photograph of any staff member will take you to a detailed staff profile page which includes contact details, publications, and teaching interests of academic staff.
Larry Lynch is an artist, writer and teacher. He joined Brookes as Head of the School of Arts at the outset of 2017. He completed his undergraduate and doctoral degrees at internationally renowned arts school, Dartington College where he was involved with the development of an interdisciplinary approach to ‘Performance Writing’. Lynch became Director of Writing at Dartington in 2008 and appointed Director of The School of Art and Performance in 2009. Following the merger with Falmouth University, he became Founding Director of Falmouth’s Academy of Music and Theatre Arts in 2010. He left Falmouth in 2015 to spend two years as Co-Executive Director and Director of Education with the Belarus Free Theatre. His performance and transmedia artworks have been presented at Galleries, Festivals and Cultural Houses across the UK and Continental Europe.
Tiffany Black is a collaborating visual artist working with Leora Brook as brook & black. As artists, researchers and creative facilitators their work develops through a process of shared investigation, dialogue and making. They have undertaken year-long residencies and commissions with international art institutions in which process and artwork respond to specific historical works within the collections and museum context. They also work in partnership with local people, planners and architects to undertake permanent and temporary works for the public realm. brook & black have received awards from Arts Council England, The National Heritage Lottery Fund, The Paul Hamlyn Trust, London Development Agency, Banque Populaire de France, Architecture Week, London, and various local authorities. See her portfolios on vimeo and on Axisweb.
Pete Boss has taught Film Studies at a variety of institutions for over twenty-five years as well as having been involved in different capacities in various kinds of TV and film production. His interest in many aspects of World Cinema goes hand in hand with a longstanding engagement with popular cinema and film genres. Pete has sought to balance his academic career with that of professional musician, having received acclaim for his blues guitar playing with his own band as well as having recorded on sessions with a number of distinguished blues and R&B artists. He has acted as a film and video reviewer on BBC Radio Oxford for many years as well as contributing music reviews for Blueprint.
Warren Buckland is Reader in Film Studies in the School of Arts. He studied photography (Derby, 1987) before moving into film studies (Ph.D. Film Studies, University of East Anglia, 1993). His areas of Research include: (1) film theory; (2) narratology; (3) contemporary cinema (Hollywood blockbusters; puzzle films; new sincerity). He is author/editor of eleven books, including: (ed.) Hollywood Puzzle Films (2014); Film Theory: Rational Reconstructions (2012); (ed.), Puzzle Films: Complex Storytelling in Contemporary Cinema (2009); Directed by Steven Spielberg (2006); Studying Contemporary American Film: A Guide to Movie Analysis (2002) (with Thomas Elsaesser); The Cognitive Semiotics of Film (2000); and the introductory textbook Film Studies: An Introduction (fifth edition, 2015).
Adrian Bullock, lecturer in publishing, divides his time between teaching production and project management at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and providing consultancy on educational publishing for major NGOs like Save the Children, UNICEF, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank – work which has taken him right round the world from Abu Dhabi to Zanzibar. Adrian is the author of two books on publishing – Book Production (Taylor & Francis), and The Green Print and Production Handbook (Hachette), and has just been contracted by Oxford University Press as co-author of their New Reference Online Dictionary on Publishing.
Jan Butler studied Music at Nottingham University, from BA to MA through to the completion of her AHRC-funded PhD exploring the origins of authenticity in 60s rock music. She specialises in the study of rock in the context of its surrounding institutions, exploring how musicians negotiate the expectations of their audience, the industry and the media and analysing the resultant sounds and visuals. Jan also has a related interest in popular music in and on film. She has presented her work at international conferences, organised events exploring music publishing and journalism, and has published several aspects of her work.
I support modules on the Digital Media Production. I also run modules on TV News production and do a large amount of lecturing and running practical workshops mostly with a focus on digital media production practices including cinematography, sound engineering, editing, motion capture, effects and live show production/direction.I am a certified Avid Media Composer Professional level Instructor and main liaison for Brookes as an Avid Learning Partner.I also won 'Best Support Staff Member' in the 2017 Student Union Teaching Awards and was shortlisted in 2014 for 'Best Module'.
David Carugo is a Senior Lecturer and Subject Coordinator for Creative Music Production. He has a long background in the music and audio industry, having worked as a touring sound engineer, professional musician, electronic engineer, acoustic consultant, music producer, and recording/mixing/mastering engineer. His teaching work includes many aspects of music and sound production, and concentrates on the application of technical theory to professional practice. He holds a BSc(Hons) in Applied Physics and an MSc in Music Technology, and is a member of the Audio Engineering Society and the Institute of Acoustics. He has been awarded a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in recognition of his excellence in teaching.
Dr James Cateridge is a Senior Lecturer and the Subject Coordinator for BA Film. Both his teaching and his research are driven by a critical engagement with the creative industries and cultural policy in the UK and internationally. He previously worked for Sony Pictures, The Arts Council of England and Screen East, and he recently advised Creative England on film tourism research. He has led student field trips to New York, Berlin and the Cannes Film Festival, and he curates an annual season of classic films chosen by Brookes staff and students at the Ultimate Picture Palace in Oxford.
Govind Chandran is an award-winning producer and filmmaker, specialising in digital filmmaking. His work has been showcased in festivals around the world, with his most recent work including a pilot episode for a new show on Amazon Prime. He has fostered strong ties with the industry and has also worked producing video content in the corporate sector for a number of high profile clients including the NHS.
Clair’s practice includes sculpture, photography, drawing, video, sound, performance and artist’s books. Her research stems from an interest in the roles that institutions occupy in individual and collective consciousness. Recent projects focus on the historic interrelationships of human and animal subjects using ‘mimicry’/’imitation’ and ‘hybridity’ to explore and critique strategies of European colonialism. This research utilises resources and methodologies of scholarship from across disciplinary divides. The results of this conceptually unusual approach can be seen in Clair’s extended project Cuculus Prospectus (2011-present), and her giant ‘human nest’ sculptures, the forth of which was recently commissioned for Wytham Woods' 75th anniversary.
Stephen joined Brookes in 2009 as an Early Career Research Fellow and now predominantly teaches BA Fine Art. His artistic practice spans media installation and audiovisual performance. He has had solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Bergen, Berlin, Brighton and London, and group exhibitions at the ZKM Center for Art & Media (Karlsruhe) and ICC (Tokyo) among many others. Several of his works are included in the forthcoming MIT Press catalogue of Sound Art. Stephen studied at the Slade and Dartington. He is a PhD candidate at Winchester School of Art where he is researching the materiality and operation of digital image sensors.
Caroline Davis is Senior Lecturer in the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, where she teaches courses in book history, print culture and publishing studies. Her research focuses on publishing in Africa, and she is the author of Creating Postcolonial Literature: African Writers and British Publishers (Palgrave, 2013) and the co-editor of The Book in Africa: Critical Debates (Palgrave, 2015). Her articles have appeared in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Journal of Southern African Studies and Book History. She was Principal Investigator of the British Academy project ‘Print Culture and Publishing in C20th South Africa’.
Jon is subject Coordinator for the Digital Media Production course. With a strong background in the film industry he brings great experience to the students as well as developing links with industry and with world-leading media companies.
Paul Dibley is a composer and sonic artist, and is also Principal Lecturer in Music and Programme Lead for Music and Publishing at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is Co-Director of the Sonic Art Research Unit and founder of the Audiograft festival. Paul studied at Oxford Brookes University for his first degree, where he studied computer science alongside music. He gained a distinction for his MA in Digital Music Technology from Keele University, supervised by Professor Rajmil Fischman and Professor Mike Vaughan. In 2003 Paul completed a PhD in Musical Composition at the University of Birmingham, where he studied with Professor Jonty Harrison. As well as composing electroacoustic compositions (often specializing in using the human voice), he creates compositions for instruments and live electronics (MAX and Pure Data). Recent projects include working with Okeanos, Jane Chapman and Jos Zwaanenburg. His work has been performed in Europe, Australasia and in America.
Barbara Eichner is an internationally recognised music historian, whose research focuses on nineteenth-music and (national) identity, opera (especially the works of Wagner and Strauss), and sacred music in nunneries and monasteries in the early modern era. Her monograph History in Mighty Sounds(Boydell 2012) was published to critical acclaim, and she regularly engages with wider audiences through appearances on BBC Radio 3, public talks and programme notes for international ensembles. Together with Dr Alexandra Wilson she co-directs the opera research group OBERTO. Barbara’s teaching is inspired by a passion for the music of the European past and a strong interest in historiography.
Sarah Franklin is a Senior Lecturer in Publishing with a degree in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge. She has lived and worked in publishing in the UK, the US and Ireland. Her particular areas of expertise and focus are marketing and PR and consumer non-fiction and fiction. Sarah is a published novelist whose debut, Shelter, came out in 2017. Her non-fiction has appeared, inter alia, in the Guardian, the Irish Times, the Seattle Times and the Sunday Express. Sarah runs the popular Oxford literary night Short Stories Aloud and is a judge for the Costa Short Story Award.
Dai Griffiths, Senior Lecturer in Music, has contributed to the academic study of popular music for over thirty years. His first published article was on Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The River’, his latest on Lorraine Feather’s ‘The girl with the lazy eye’. Songs have been at the heart of this labour, their words increasingly so: published in 2003, the essay ‘From lyric to anti-lyric: analysing the words in popular song’ prompted many avenues of attention. Two books were published: on Radiohead’s album OK Computer, and on Elvis Costello. He has taught popular-music related topics to undergraduates and postgraduates at Oxford Brookes since 1990. Doctoral students covered topics as varied as jazz history, film music, newspaper journalism, the cross-disciplinary art work, and the travails of genre appellation. For the journal Music Analysis he gave two state-of-the-nation addresses: ‘The high analysis of low music’ and ‘After relativism’. Elsewhere, papers on Welsh popular music, including one on John Cale. Dai is currently book reviews editor for the journal Popular Music.
Janice graduated in Fine Art from The Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford University in 1989 and then went on to study ‘alternative-media’ under Stuart Brisley and Susan Hiller at the Slade School of Fine Art. Her educational background in art spans study of the Early Renaissance and anatomy through to current art theories and practices. Her experience as a viewer, participant and maker of art has enabled her to build knowledge of non-mainstream practices which challenge contemporary audiences and offer new ways of communicating and thinking through art.
Prior to joining the School of Arts, Sally Hughes worked for museums in the United States and southern Africa. Her research focuses on book production by art galleries, particularly the writing, design and readers of publications for temporary exhibitions. She is currently writing a book on museum and art gallery publishing which includes case studies from Singapore, US, Korea, Australia and UK. For the MA Publishing Media, she addresses the economically important area of children’s publishing. Students taking this module visit the annual Bologna Book Fair where international rights to children’s books are bought and sold.
Chris is particularly interested eBook development and has produced a number of eBooks. His special interest is in eBook Typography and he has published an eBook distributed in the Apple iBookstore 'eBook Typography for Flowable eBooks'.He has also published 'From Print Book to eBook: Design and Production Techniques Where Both Print Book and eBook Are Required'.
Senior Lecturer in Fine Art working part-time on the Foundation Art & Design and periodically on the Fine Art Degree course. An artist practitioner and lecturer teaching all disciplines within Fine Art including painting, print, sculpture, performance, film and photography. She encourages students to become independent imaginative artists to professionally enter the world of contemporary Fine Art. Myfanwy achieved a Doctorate in 2005 researching the significance of digital print and its relationship to the functional and ornamental, with specific reference to architecture. She has exhibited Nationally and Internationally, her work can be followed on: www.myfanwyjohns.com
Dr Paul Kilsby is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Theory, specialising i n Fine Art photography. He has exhibited internationally including Russia, Turkey, Bulgaria, France and has work in many public and private collections in Fran ce, America, Italy, Russia as well as the UK. His work has featured in many international magazines and books. Paul Kilsby’s work is largely concerned with e xploring hierarchies of perception, often conflating imagery from seventeenth century paintings in reproduction with actual three dimensional objects, creatin g photographs which seamlessly blend these sources into trompe l’oeil images. In other works, again often alluding to seventeenth century painters both in their iconography and aesthet ic, Kilsby revisits the genre of still life painting but as a vehicle for contemporary anxieties about genetic modification and cloning.
Nati Lopez love and dedication lies in film and Media. In particular she developed a passion for independent documentary, a hybrid medium of critical analysis contrasting the manufactured and controlled consumption of TV/ Hollywood film of the masses with a more humanistic treatment of hidden and less glamorous society.Her major achievement is being the founder of the Oxford Brookes University Documentary Club, idea originated at Sheffield documentary Club after the premiere of NIGHT WILL Fall and Director Andre singer begging to show the film at any opportunity we had to raise awareness of the Holocaust and prevent similar episode in history been repeated. Since then, OBUDOC has raised awareness of many other crucial social topics.