Nick Redfern

Dr Nick Redfern

Associate Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)113 2837 490
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Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University

    Regionalism and the Cinema in the United Kingdom, 1992 to 2002

    2002 - 2005
  • Master of Arts, University of Kent

    1999 - 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Kent

    Film Studes and History

    1995 - 1998


I graduated from the University of Kent in 1998 with a degree in Film Studies and History, and was awarded an MA by the same institution in 2002. I received my PhD from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2006 for a thesis titled ‘Regionalism and the Cinema in the United Kingdom, 1992 to 2002.’ I have previously taught Film Studies, Media Studies, Communication Studies, and History at Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Central Lancashire.


Research interests

My research interests include:
  • Film style and film form
  • Film industries, film policy, and film audiences
  • Quantitative methods and the study of film
  • Regional film cultures in the United Kingdom
  • Pedagogical research on teaching film studies

Teaching and Administration

At Leeds Trinity I teach the film analysis strand at all levels covering the analysis of film style and film form, international cinema, and global film industries.
I also supervise media research dissertations, covering topics ranging gender in slasher films to the hero in television narratives and the future of local radio amongst others.
  • MFC4082 Film Analysis 1: From Action to Zoom, How Films Work – Module convener
  • MFC5082 Film Analysis 2: World Cinemas – Module convener
  • MFC6112 Film Analysis 3: European Cinemas – Module convener
  • MFC6074 Media Research A – Lecturer and dissertation supervisor
  • MFC6082 Media Research B – Lecturer and dissertation supervisor

Willingness to take PhD students