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A sunrise in Sunderland

Our researchers

Our research activity and expertise fall within the disciplines of film, media, cultural studies, radio and journalism. Within those disciplines our staff have particular specialisms as listed below:


  • Andy Cartwright
    (Independent radio production, experimental radio, radio drama)

  • Emeritus Professor Andrew Crisell

  • John-Paul Green
    (Science-fiction, cultural/media history, cult film/TV)

  • Lee Hall
    (Social media, digital journalism, discrimination)

  • Rob Jewitt
    (Digital media practices, popular music, game studies)

  • Professor Emerita Julia Knight
    (Moving image distribution, exhibition, promotion, archiving, digital distribution)

  • Dr Alex Lockwood
    (Critical animal studies, vegan practices, critical/creative writing)

  • Dr Caroline Mitchell
    (Community/participatory media practices, transnational radio, women and radio)

  • Emeritus Professor Shaun Moores
    (Uses of new media, everyday cultures, non-representational approaches)

  • Dr John Price
    (Investigative journalism, journalism start-ups, sport, media and discrimination)

  • Dr Martin Shingler
    (Film stars, melodrama, Bette Davis)
  • Emeritus Professor Trish Winter
    (Cultural and arts participation, participatory mapping, somatic ethnography)

Former visiting professors

Read more about our former visiting professors.

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