I am Professor of Film Practice and a former Head of the School of Media Music and Performance at the University of Salford, Manchester, UK. Earlier roles at the University of Salford have included programme leading the MA in Wildlife Documentary Production, the MA in Television Documentary Production and the MA in Fiction Film Production. I am also a visiting professor, and the former Head of the Editing Department, at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television in Cuba. Amongst a range of commitments, I am a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Media Practice, an AHRC Peer Review College member and a board director of the film and visual arts centre, Cornerhouse, in Manchester. I also run my own production company, One Day Films Limited. My films include, Heart of Gold (40 min., documentary, 2006), Sea of Madness (86 min., fiction, 2006), Brannigan’s March (99 min., fiction, 2004), Bed of Flowers (50 min., documentary, 2001), Signs of Life (70 min., fiction, 1999), Reunion (50 min., documentary, 1995), One Day Tafo (70 min., documentary, 1991). My most recent work includes Veil (for Horse and Bamboo Theatre Company’s touring show, 2008), Vainilla Chip (17 min., documentary, 2009) and my latest feature film, The Silent Accomplice, currently in post-production and due for release in 2010.