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Faculty Academic Support Lead – School of Media and Communications

I am the Faculty Academic Support Lead (FASL) for the School of Media and Communications and have worked at the University since 1997. Previous positions within the university have included Associate Head of School for Film and Media, Principal Lecturer for Quality Assurance and Enhancement, and Team Leader for Film, Media, and Journalism.

I am a graduate of the University (BA Media Studies 1993-1996/MA Film and Cultural Studies 1997-1999). 

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I am currently a member of the Behavioural Framework Development Group and have sat on many other boards, committees, and steering groups, including Athena Swan, Academic Development Quality Sub-Committee, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

My research interests include science fiction and horror television and cinema, media history and fictional British heroes, and national identity. I have published on Doctor Who, James Bond, and Jack the Ripper. I have also contributed to the BBC television series Arena (BBC, 2005, 'Galton and Simpson') and Inside Out (BBC, 2009). I have been interviewed for BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland, LBC, and BBC local radio (Newcastle, Tees, and Stoke). In 2006 I filmed and appeared in three episodes of Doctor Who (BBC, 2006, Rise of the Cybermen, Age of Steel, and Doomsday). 

Teaching and supervision

I predominantly teach:

My stage 3 science fiction module is also available to other media courses including BA (Hons) Film Production and BA (Hons) Media Production.

I have taught and developed modules including: 

  • At undergraduate level: Science Fiction and Fantasy Television, The Making of Popular Culture, History of Broadcasting, Media Histories, Contemporary Cinema, History of Cinema, Introduction to Film Analysis, American Film and Society, European Cinema, Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, Film Horror and the Body
  • Dissertation Supervision – national identity, representation, media/broadcasting histories, horror, science fiction, British popular culture, cult TV and cinema, heroes and heroism
  • At postgraduate level: English Literature

Research interests for potential research students

  • Science fiction cinema and television
  • Horror cinema and television
  • Media histories
  • History of English popular culture
  • British fictional heroes – James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who


My research has focused on representation and national identity in British popular fiction. Specifically, my research examines how fictional heroes and 'cult figures' (since the mid-nineteenth century) have been rearticulated and renewed within popular culture and varying media (chiefly film and television).

I have written on the continued popularity and shifting perceptions of James Bond as both a British and English hero and at the same time, mapping attitudes to masculinity over the 20th and 21st Century.

Further research has looked at how both franchises and representations of gender are 'regenerated' in the BBC series Doctor Who, exploring through the show's long history on television, shifts not only in production and performance but also attitudes towards gender.

My latest research has moved away from traditional fictional heroes to examine how the historical figure of Jack the Ripper is rendered as a fictional, cultural icon and sold as a commodity.


Number of items: 15.


Green, John Paul (2014) 'The Television that Dripped Blood'. Journal of Popular Television, 2 (2). pp. 237-241. ISSN 2046-9861

Book Section

Green, John Paul (2016) ‘Ripping Yarns: Capturing (not Catching) and Constructing the Myth of Jack the Ripper in Nineteenth Century London’. In: The Making of English Popular Culture. Directions in Cultural History . Routledge, London. ISBN 1138854913

Green, John Paul (2010) The Regeneration Game: The Changing Faces of Heroism. In: Impossible Words, Impossible Things: Cultural Perspectives on Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle, pp. 2-21. ISBN 978-1-4438-1960-2

Green, John Paul (2008) You Know My Name, But Who Am I? Structure and Agency in the Making and Remaking of James Bond. In: Recycling Culture/s. John-Paul Green . Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle, pp. 93-102. ISBN 1-84718-429-4

Green, John Paul (2007) From Bringland With Love: National Identity and James Bond. In: Das kleine Bond Buch: From Cultural Studies With Love. Schuren Press, Germany, pp. 27-41. ISBN 978-3-89472-499-3

Green, John Paul Capturing (not Catching) the Ripper: Constructing the Myth of Jack the Ripper in Nineteenth Century London. In: The Making of English Popular Culture. Routledge. (Submitted)

Conference or Workshop Item

Green, John Paul (2012) Doctor Who? A Brief History of Time (Travel): British Science Fiction TV, the BBC and the Making of a British Hero. In: UNT Public Lecture, 01 May 2012, University of North Texas. (Unpublished)

Green, John Paul (2011) Frightening Children: Doctor Who and the Monstrous Child. In: Child Actors/Child Stars: Juvenile Performance on Screen, 8-9 Sep 2011, David Puttnam Media Centre. (Unpublished)

Green, John Paul (2011) They Don't Know Jack': Constructing and Consuming Myth on the Trail of Jack the Ripper. In: Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies Research Seminar, 6 Jun 2011, University of Sunderland, UK. (Unpublished)

Green, John Paul (2009) The Regeneration Game: The Changing Faces of Heroism in Doctor Who. In: Whoniversal Appeal: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference on Doctor Who and All its Spin-Offs, 14-16 Nov 2008, Cardiff University. (Unpublished)

Green, John Paul (2009) The "Relative" Dimensions: Representing the Family Within and Without Doctor Who. In: Postgraduate research conference, 27 Mar 2009, University of Sunderland, UK. (Unpublished)

Green, John Paul and Crisell, Andrew (2008) Bond, Radio Bond. In: Sounding Out 4, 4-6 Sept 2008, University of Sunderland, UK. (Unpublished)

Green, John Paul (2006) From England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Australia With Love: Issues of national identity and heroism in the James Bond movie franchise. In: Warten Auf Bond, 26-27 Oct 2006, Bochum and Dortmund Universities, Germany. (Unpublished)

Green, John Paul (2005) James Bond - An International Hero? In: Media Transformations in a Changing World, 17-20 Nov 2005, School of Journalism and Communication, Wuhan University, China. (Unpublished)

Green, John Paul (2005) Recycling James Bond: Structure and Agency in the Making and Remaking of the British Hero. In: 11th Culture and Power Conference, 21-23 Sept 2005, University of Barcelona, Spain. (Unpublished)

This list was generated on Mon Jun 17 00:45:34 2024 BST.
  • Science fiction/fantasy cinema and television
  • Horror cinema and television
  • Cult TV – texts, histories, and fandom
  • Media Histories
  • History of English popular culture
  • British fictional heroes – James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who

My previous roles at the University have included Principal Lecturer for Quality Assurance and Enhancement, Team Leader for Film, Media and Cultural Studies, Team Leader for Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, and Research Administrator.

I currently chair the Student Staff Liaison Committees for Film and Media, as well as Faculty module studies and assessment boards. I have been chair and deputy chair of the University's Quality Management Sub-Committee (QMSC). I have chaired and been a member on University periodic review and programme approval events, appeals panels, academic misconduct panels, extenuating circumstances, academic committees, and programme studies boards.

I am an external examiner for BA Media and Communication at De Monfort University, Leicester (2020-present) and for MA Creative Digital Film Production at the University of Bedfordshire (2020-present).

Last updated 23 April 2024