Academic & Editorial appointments

2023ELIA Executive Board
2021-6Elected ELIA Representative Board
2023-5National Film School, External Examiner
2023MA Programmes Review, External Assessor, Goldsmiths College
2022-3Panel Member REF Panel 34 (Research Excellence Exercise, UK; Outputs, Impact & Institutional assessment)
2022Principal Fellow Higher Education Academy
2019Professor of Documentary Practices
2016Senior Visiting Scholar 2016/17  Columbia University, New York
2016 – 18Teaching Scholar Award, University of the Arts London
2015Elected vice-chair of National Committee of Association of National Teaching Fellows
2015AHRC. Advisory Board and consultant Black Art Modernism (BAM)
2014Editorial board of Spark (UAL Learning & Teaching Journal)
2014Editorial board of Journal of Media Practice (JMP)
2014Member of the Research Centre for Transnational Art, identity, Nation, (TrAIN) at University of Arts London
2014Reader in Documentary Film, LCC, University of Arts London
2013Appointed to National Committee of Association of National Teaching Fellows  (NTFS)
2012International Advisory Board, Moving Image Review & Art Journal
2010-12Co-Investigator of AHRC-funded bid The Moving Image Research Network from which Moving Image Review & Art Journal developed (MIRAJ)
2007-Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK
2006-Course Director, MA Documentary Film, LCC, University of Arts London. Devised and wrote LCC’s first post-graduate film production MA.
2005-Executive Group of Institute of Communication Ethics, publishing Ethical Space, the Institute’s peer-reviewed quarterly journal
2002-08Visiting Lecturer in Film, Department of Lifelong Learning, Birkbeck College, University of London.
2002-Voting member of British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), invited for contribution to documentary film.
2002-UK Trustee, Pragya Envoironmental Charity (Whitley Award-winning international environmental charity, with UN observer status)
2001-Specialist Tutor in the reporting of religion & ethics, Centre for Journalism, City University, London.
1999-Director, Lotus Films
1998-BBC TV Training; Associate, developing training for directors and individual learning consultancies for BBC TV documentaries
1994-Member, Directors UK (formerly Directors’ and Producers’ Rights Society)
1994Consultant editor, The India Magazine (leading English-language magazine on Indian arts)
1993Co-editor, New Internationalist magazine
1991 -92Lecturer, English Literature, Goldsmiths College, University of London. Co-wrote & delivered new BA strand Writing for Media.

External Examining

2023Goldsmiths College MA Documentary Review
2022National Film School MA Programmes
2015External advisor, periodic review of Falmouth University’s film courses
2014-MA Screen Documentary, Goldsmiths College, University of London
2013MA Documentary Practices, MA Journalism, MA Media Communication, MA Animation, UCA (Farnham) External Advisor for validation & revalidation
2012MFA, Wimbledon College of Art, UAL, External Advisor
 2009-12 MA in International Journalism at Brunel University, external examiner
 2010 BA in Community Journalism at Lincoln University – external validator
Validator, BA Community Journalism, Lincoln University
2009-10 BA Journalism at Thames Valley University

contribution to teaching and learning

2016Seminar for Learning and Teaching Day, UAL Contemplative Pedagogies
2015Seminar for Learning and Teaching Day, UAL on “collaboration”
 2014 Keynote to Learning and Teaching Day on teaching/research practice
 Presented papers on pedagogy of own research and teaching practice each  year at annual Teaching & Learning Day (UAL) & chaired debates / seminars. Including Widening Participation in Film; Cultural capital: in whose image? Show & Tell, University to Industry; Making A Difference; what students say about us’ a screening & paper on inclusive pedagogy).
 2010 One Step at A Time, interview for video on widening participation research to develop new curricula, used at HEA conference Meeting the Challenge.
 2009 -13 CPD: Reflexive practice research on documentary ethics for PhD by Published Work, (UAL).

Selected Presentations / chair / convening national and international conferences

“The Steel Shutter”, Belfast, conference presentation on creating “restorative narrative” after conflict
2022Chair ELIA Biennial keynote
2016British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS), Justine conference screening & debate.
2016National Teaching Fellows’ Annual Symposium. Presentation of consultation paper on TEF & NTF responses.
2016LSE “Journalism in Crisis” conference, chaired photography panel (Magnum / AP) “Power of the Image”.
2016Fastnet Film Festival. Schull, Ireland showcased own practice alongside LCC/UAL films & debate.
2016HEA Arts and Humanities Annual Conference< Brighton. Co-developed & co-presented “Contemplative Pedagogies” workshop with G. Barton.
2016Screening Justine at ACT International Human Rights Film Festival (Denver) USA
2015Panel Chair UAL Professoriate debate on practice based research
2015Opening screening/debate Poetics and Politics of Documentary Research Symposium UCSC (University of California Santa Cruz) – the event reflected the conceptual interest in Justine.
2015Paper for LCC symposium ‘Staging Disorder’, exploring contemporary representation of the ‘real’ in relation to modern conflict.
2014Media & Myth: Mass Media and the Vietnam War panel discussion Hundred Years Gallery, London
2014Panel Chair: Artists in Conversation, Lucinda Douglas-Menzies & Elina Moriya, 4 Corners, London.
2013Panel Chair: Documentary Compassion at Visible Evidence XX, Stockholm.
2012Panel Chair: Graduate School Public Research Platform debate ‘Art & Social Engagement’ Chelsea, Camberwell, Wimbledon Schools of Art.
2012Panel Chair: Documentary Now! Panel Title: ‘YouTube Activism’, UCL London.
2012Conference Chair (& co-Investigator) AHRC-funded Place, Landscape / Ecology. LCC, June 2012
2012Conference Chair (& co-Investigator) AHRC-funded Documentary & The Ethnographic Avant-Garde, LCC, January 2012
2011Panel Convenor: Documentary Now! Panel Title: ‘Ethics at the edge: documentary dilemmas in sound and image’, London.
2010Panel Convenor: MECCSA, Media, Communication & Cultural Studies Association, Chaired panel ‘Developing Stories: Narrative and Subjectivity’
2009Panel Chair: RNUAL summer forum.