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Interdisciplinary creative practice researcher with a background in film, photography and multimedia arts. Founder of Rebellious Research Seminar Series for creative practice researchers, co-host of Taming Your Inner Artist Podcast, and Founder and Director of the Communities and Communication Conference and Festival. C3 Research Centre Co-director, Practice as Research group lead, Executive Committee Member at BAFTSS (British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies), a vice chair of the MeCCSA Practice Network (Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association), Managing Editor of the International Journal of Creative Media Research and editorial board member of Media Practice and Education journal. I am also a former Artistic Director and Head of Programming at the Discovering Latin America Film Festival. Shortlisted for AHRC Research in Film Awards 2021, recipient of the International Award for Excellence for The Journal of Communication and Media Studies (June 2020). Currently appointed as an Associate Professor of Film and Creative Practice Research at Staffordshire University, and actively contributing to the positive culture around supporting practice-based research in filmmaking and other creative media (including extensive practice research PhD supervision). Experienced Research Ethics Coordinator, and a steering member of the Diversity and Decolonisation Group. Upcoming publications include a monograph on Practice-based Research for Filmmakers, Routledge and a book series on Practice-based Research in the Arts, Intellect. 

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My latest book, Filmmaking in Academia: Practice Research for Filmmakers, is ready for pre-order and out on 27th June! 

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