Trevor Hearing worked in television for 20 years as a television cameraman, researcher, film researcher, producer, director, writer and executive producer, making programmes for ITV, BBC and Channel Four. He made programmes across a wide range of genres from Harry Secombe’s Highway to ITV’s true-crime drama series Crimestory. For the past 14 years he has developed his career as a lecturer in higher education as Head of Television, Video and New Media Production at the University of Sunderland and more recently at Bournemouth University Media School. His research interests focus on the use of the documentary form as a means of academic research and dissemination. He is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD, making a performative, investigative documentary as a model of academic reflective practice.