Courses Taught

2015 – Present, Digital & Social Media Marketing Communications Management, MMU (Level 6)

This year-long unit allows students to develop strategies through the use of digital marketing and social media campaigns, developed through group work in/out of the classroom.

2015 – Present, The Big Agency, MMU (Level 5, Unit Lead)

Working on an in-house taught project throughout the year, students gain real-life learning about the day-to-day workings of agencies, covering issues such as crisis management, operational skills, creativity, commercialism.

2015 – Present, The Responsible Marketer, MMU (Level 4)

A core year-long unit designed to help students understand the wider impact of business and its sustainability at both a corporate and individual level, including ethics, responsibility and professional development.

2015 – Present, Digital Media & Marketing Platforms, MMU (Level 4)

A core year-long unit designed to provide students with an understanding of digital and social platforms as well as contemporary digital marketing techniques.

2015 – Present, Dissertation Supervision, Marketing, MMU (Level 6)

Supervision of BSc dissertations on topics related to marketing in a digital age, especially related to social media.

2011-2015: MediaLit, CPD, University of Durham (Level 4, Course Lead)

An annual week-long course which offers training and resources in media for ministry for pre-ordinands and those concerned to communicate the Christian faith in a digital age.

2013-2014: Dissertation Supervision, Theology, University of Durham (Level 6/7)

Supervision of BA and MA dissertations on topics related to discipleship, faith-sharing, and community cohesion in a digital age.

2010-2012: Innovation in IT, Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGCLTHE), University of Winchester (UoW) (Level 7/8, Module Lead)

Reflection upon teaching, learning, professionalism and the context of Higher Education, specifically in relation to the introduction of electronic or resource-based learning.

2010-2012: Manipulating Media, Media Studies, UoW (Level 4, Co-Creator)

Compulsory double module taught over two semesters. Collaborative production of thematically rich online media projects, required to be user-friendly whilst academically rigorous.

2009-2011: Introduction to Media Studies 1& 2, Media Studies, UoW (Level 4, Team Tutor)

These modules introduced some of the key theories and debates in the study of ‘The Media’, examining both theories and practice, including historical perspectives.

2009-2011: Creating and Consuming History, UoW (Level 4, Team Tutor then Team-Lead)

Series of seminars and lectures studying how history is constructed, particularly from a consumerist perspective (selling history in museums), including the impact of digitisation.

2010: Individual Study Module, History, UoW (Level 5, Team Tutor)

Students identify a topic of interest (‘Post-war Britain 1945-2010?) and produce independent research and an extended essay in preparation for their dissertation the following year.

2010: Dreams and Nightmares, History, UoW (Level 5, Module Lead)

Full module covering UK/European relationships, and the development of the European Union from 1900-2010, including in-depth student presentations.

2009-2010: Dissertation Supervision, Media Studies, UoW (Level 6)

The supervision of five students, covering topics including politics in newspapers, masculinity in magazines, and a century of supermarket advertising.

2009-2010: Twentieth Century British History, UoW (Level 4, Joint Module Lead)

Semester long module covering British History 1900-2000: lectures, seminars and administration, including preparation of appropriate assessments, and ensuring consistency with co-leader.

2009-2010: Landmarks, History, UoW (Level 4, Team Tutor)

What constitutes a ‘landmark’ in history? Is there such a thing? Is it important to study the ‘big names’ in history, and what does this tell us about the construction of history?

2009-2010: Philosophy in Journalism, Journalism, UoW (Level 4, Team Tutor)

Covering for illness at short notice, encouraging students to debate the ideas and importance of philosophers who have influenced journalism. 

2009-2010: Design for Digital Media, Media Studies, UoW (Level 4, Team Tutor)

For students building a portfolio site, introduce them to project management aspects of building a website, including writing web briefs, working to completion, questioning functionality used in sites.

2009-2010: Researching Media and Film, Media Studies, UoW (Level 5, Team Tutor)

Representation, methodology and practice for film and media studies, including the use of semiotics and discourse analysis, through tutorials and lectures.

2009-2010: Aim Higher, Widening Participation, UoW (Pre-University, Sessional Lecturer)

Digital workshops designed for 12+ year olds, designed to encourage those who have no family history of Higher Education to consider university.

2009: Reflecting, History, UoW (Level 6, Team Tutor)

Retrospective consideration of the student learning, both in terms of academic knowledge, and in focusing upon career prospects and defining (transferable) skills for employability.

2005-2006: Graduate Seminars, CIDRA Postgraduate Sessions, University of Manchester (UoM) (Level 7, Coordinator)

Small seminars hosted alongside a high-profile lecture series, specifically to allow postgraduates access to prominent academics.

2006: Postgraduate Seminars, SAGE Postgraduate Sessions, UoM (Level 7, Sessional Lecturer)

Sessions on time management and working with visual material, drawing upon my own postgraduate experiences – theoretical, practical and interactive.

2004-2005: Web Design, Media Studies/American Studies, UoW (Level 4, Sessional Lecturer)

Designed to run alongside a practical introduction offered by the University IT Trainer, issues-based sessions on usability, effectiveness, information structure, search strategies, and digital content.

2004: Photography and Advertising, Media Studies, UoW (Level 4, Module Lead)

Took over module four-weeks into the course, introducing students to a set of core debates and issues relating to the study of advertising media, including branding, identity, representation and power.

2004: Research and Representation, Media Studies, UoW (Level 5, Team Tutor)

Students produce a 3-4000-word project in preparation for the final year dissertation, drawing upon theoretical approaches offered by Barthes (semiotics) and Foucault (discourse analysis).

1999-2005: Presenting Research, Postgraduate Research Training Programme, UoW (Level 8, Sessional Tutor)

I presented sessions on web design, PowerPoint, and research posters, alongside elements of my research, including presentations on project design, and completing the PhD.

1999-2002: Using Visual Images as Historical Sources’, Case Study within ‘The Historian’s Evidence and Skills’, History, UoW, (Level 4, Case Study Coordinator)

Annually updated the course outline/reading list, prepared and presented lectures on the use of photography, propaganda films, feature films and posters as historical evidence, and prepared exams.

1999: Industrial Society in Crisis 1914-1940, History, UoW (Level 6, Sessional Lecturer)

Responses that British state and society made to the pressures created by industrialisation and urbanisation, including changes in social and political attitudes, and the creation of the welfare state.

1999: Victorian Britain, History, UoW (Level 4, Team Tutor)

Economic, political and scientific theories that gave rise to distinctive practice in art, state intervention and social politics, with a particular focus on visual materials such as cartoons and maps.   

1998-1999: New Approaches to History, History, UoW (Level 4, Team Tutor)

The development of professional practice of history, including new areas of research, the development of the interdisciplinary agenda, new sources, new techniques and new technology.

1998: The United Kingdom 1990-1997, History, UoW (Level 4, Sessional Lecturer)

A critical chronological survey of the political, social, and economic developments of the periods 1900-14; 1914-45; and 1945-present, offering material related to my PhD thesis.

Note: UoW refers to an organisation that has been known over time as King Alfred’s College, University College Winchester and University of Winchester. MMU refers to Manchester Metropolitan University.

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