Dr Giles Hooper joined the University of Liverpool in August 2005, and is currently Senior Lecturer in Music. He completed a PhD on the nature of musicology (Keele), and began his academic career at the University of Bristol in 2002. Giles was Head of Department at Liverpool Music (2010-2013) and is currently Associate Dean for Strategy in the School of the Arts.
In the past he has published and taught in areas relating to aesthetics and critical theory, across a range of musical repertoires. In recent years he has turned his attention, in both teaching and research, to the aesthetics, affect, and function of music in AV media, including film and interactive media such as digital games. He also contributed to the development of new taught provision in digital games. Dr Hooper has supervised MRes and PhD students in areas relating to film music and video-game music and especially welcomes interest from prospective Mres or Doctoral students in these areas.