School of Journalism, Media and Performance
Media Factory, ME311
+44 (0) 1772 89 3901
Subject Areas: Drama, Dance and Music
The School brings together multiple, but related disciplines. My role is to facilitate the creativity, knowledge and skill of the staff and students within the School to enable them all to work as effectively as possible. As well as ensuring quality oversight and enhancement of the all of the processes of the School, key to my role is the generation of an atmosphere where significant levels of research, collaborative partnership, innovation and industry liaison occurs.
John is a fellow of the HEA.
I joined UCLan in 1996; my role then was to initiate a suite of performing arts courses. My current role enables me to draw from a background that crossed between professional and creative work within disciplines drawn from fine art, performing arts and media.
I graduated with a degree in Creative Arts - BA (Hons) 1st Class – in 1982; I worked as self-employed composer and musician until starting a Masters Degree in Composition in 1990. At this time I began a part-time lecturing career across two Universities in the north-west that eventually led to my joining UCLan. In this time I have worked for the QAA and engaged in a range of review methodologies; I’m also a University Review Panel Chair at UCLan.
My role at UCLan has enabled me to develop collaborative partnerships within the FE and private sectors, as well as in Europe and Internationally. To date I have developed partnerships with over twenty different institutions. Recognising the importance of externality to all courses of study, since 2010 I have worked with colleagues to accredit our courses with a range of professional bodies; the School currently has 10 accrediting bodies, and has recently achieved the status of JAMES Integrated Learning Centre for 6 of our media courses.