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Biography

I have a long history of working in the media industries before moving into academia, including music, television, and video games. My research interest is in how media producers make sense of the creative, commercial, and cultural forces that shape their practices and ongoing output. Research into production cultures has been analysed through the lenses of adaptation, media franchises, fandom, and genre theory.
My PhD thesis was "How have the industrial discourses around the cultural and economic value of factual genre television limited the development and production of British television?" and applied an integrated methodology that combined semi-structured interviews with participant observation and industry-focused textual analysis. 
I co-organised a research trip to Ritsumeikan University, Japan in 2019 to participate in a workshop and group panel on transmedia and the media mix in video games. This is currently being written up as part of a special issue. 
I have taught and supervised students at UEA for six years. I was nominated for the Outstanding Contribution to Postgraduate Community Award at the Student Transformation Awards and Recognitions in 2019.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, University of East Anglia

22 Sep 201430 Sep 2015

Award Date: 9 Nov 2015