My research interests are focused on issues of cultural representation and identity in film, television and popular culture, with a particular emphasis in recent years on issues of film and place. I have led three Arts and Humanities Research Council funded 'City in Film' related projects, have contributed to the development of the History Detectives Gallery in the new Museum of Liverpool and have recently created an exhibition of popular images of nurses for the US National Library of Medicine based on my work on professional identity and popular culture; the exhibition is available on line (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/picturesofnursing/) and will tour universities across the US during 2014-15.
I have a longstanding interest in women as creators of television drama and have written various articles and a monograph on Lynda La Plante, one of the first TV writers to start her own production company. Currently, I am interested in television award ceremonies and ideas of location and identity in film and television drama.
- RKE lead; link tutor for international programmes.