Richard Hand
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Personal profile


Professor Richard J. Hand is Professor of Media Practice at the University of East Anglia. He was formerly Professor of Theatre and Media Drama at the University of South Wales. He is the founding co-editor of the Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Richard has written extensively on adaptation, horror studies, European theatre, radio drama, and popular culture. Richard has also worked as a writer, director and performer for theatre and radio.

Richard has extensive experience in examining and supervising PhD theses in a variety of media (radio, theatre, film and literature) and methodologies (theoretical, historical and practical).

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 1 Jun 1997

Master of Letters, University of Aberdeen

Award Date: 1 Sep 1987

Bachelor of Arts, University of North London

Award Date: 1 Jun 1987