Phil Nichols has a PhD from the University of Liverpool, holds an MA in Screenwriting, has a background in video production, and teaches all aspects of Film & Television Production. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
His research interest is in the screenplay as an interface between film production and literature, and adaptations to/from literature, film and other media. His primary focus is the American writer Ray Bradbury, who is best known for his short stories and novels in the popular genres of horror, fantasy and science fiction, but is also the writer whose authorship is most heavily engaged with self-adaptation.
Phil Nichols' work on Bradbury and screenwriting has taken him to leading international conferences on the fantastic, media adaptation, the short story and science fiction, at the University of California Riverside, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, University of Angers in France and Edge Hill University in the UK.
He serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana (May 2007 to date) and the Editorial Board of The New Ray Bradbury Review, University of Indiana/Kent State University Press (March 2009 to date).
His website at http://www.bradburymedia.co.uk/ catalogues and reviews Bradbury's work across all media, and is the most extensive bibliography and filmography of Bradbury on the web.