Prof Julia Hallam BA (Hons) PhD (Warwick)

Professor Communication and Media

Research

Professional identity in nursing and the medical professions

Pictures of Nursing
This longstanding interest has created numerous publications, an edited edition of Critical Studies in Television (with Hannah Hamad) and an exhibition for the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Pictures of Nursing. Pictures of Nursing develops ideas published in Nursing the Image: Media, Culture and Professional Identity (Routledge 2000) on the representation of gender, ethnicity, class and race in images of nurses in popular culture.
In recent years, I have researched the relationship between film, place and cultural identity in partnership with colleagues in the Liverpool School of Architecture, leading three AHRC funded projects which examined various aspects of local film production such as amateur and independent filmmaking and the ways in which these cultural practices represent urban and suburban environments. The projects have contributed to the development of an interactive map in the History Detectives gallery in the Museum of Liverpool Museum of Liverpool as well as generating several books and numerous research articles exploring the ways in which local film cultures can be fruitfully explored using maps and other location specific devices. See a list of publications and a searchable database of over 1700 films made in and about the city of Liverpool can be accessed at [City in Film] (https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/architecture/research/cava/cityfilm/)
A collection of essays, Locating the Moving Image: New Approaches to Film and Space was published in 2013.
In partnership with Prof Lisa Shaw (Brazilian Studies, Liverpool), a series of pilot projects have explored film, memory and subjectivity with groups of people living in care homes and their carers, some of whom are living with a diagnosis of dementia

City in Film

From 2007, I have researched the relationship between film, place and cultural identity in partnership with colleagues in the Liverpool School of Architecture, leading three AHRC funded projects which examined various aspects of local film production such as amateur and independent filmmaking and the ways in which these cultural practices represent urban and suburban environments. The projects have contributed to the development of an interactive map in the History Detectives gallery in the Museum of Liverpool Museum of Liverpool as well as generating several books and numerous research articles exploring the ways in which local film cultures can be fruitfully explored using maps and other location specific devices. See a list of publications and a searchable database of over 1700 films made in and about the city of Liverpool can be accessed at [City in Film] (https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/architecture/research/cava/cityfilm/)
A collection of essays, Locating the Moving Image: New Approaches to Film and Space was published in 2013.

In partnership with Prof Lisa Shaw (Brazilian Studies, Liverpool), a series of pilot projects has explored film, memory and subjectivity with groups of people living in care homes and their carers, some of whom are living with a diagnosis of dementia. Woerkshops have vtaken place on Merseyside and in Petropolis, Brazil. A co-authored collection of pilot projects with Prof,Sara Cohen, Dr Clarissa Gleibel and Dr Jacky Walden is published by Emerald as part of their new health and humanities series.
Movies, Music and Memory: Tools for Wellbeing in Later Life (2020).

Women in Television

Research on women in television has focused on women writing for television (see, for example, my monograph on Lynda La Plante (Manchester University Press TV writers series, 2005), writer of the ground breaking police series Prime Suspect), work on Carla Lane's Butterflies, research on women as creators of independent production companies and analysis of award ceremonies.

Research Grants

Mapping the city in film: a geo-historical analysis.

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC)

July 2008 - July 2010

City in film: Liverpool's urban landscape and the moving image.

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC)

May 2006 - May 2008

Landscapes, memories and cultural practices: a GIS / GPS digital heritage mapping network

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC)

October 2009 - January 2011

Research Collaborations

Janet Dugdale, Keeper

External: National Museums Liverpool (NML)

History detectives project for permanent exhibition using City in Film resources