Having worked briefly at a local high school, I spent a very happy twenty years teaching (largely A levels) in English Literature, Language and Literature, Communication Studies, Film Studies, Theatre Studies, Performing Arts and even a little German (Literature). I also taught a franchised English Lit degree course in the evening. At the same time I began writing text books and academic readers for Film, Media, Communication and Culture and English: I also co-authored AQA’s Communication and Culture A level course.
I’ve now spent 12 years here teaching FE teachers and running a top up degree. I continue to love teaching and writing in equal measures. My books now tend to be about broader cultural and educational issues. I have just taken co-editorship of a new international research series: Routledge Research in Media Literacy and Education.