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Screen Research Group

The Screen Research Group provides a space for all kinds of screen-related research.

The Screen Research Group is intended to a broad group including researchers in cinema, television, journalism, social and digital media, animation and other screen media.

The group provides a space for all kinds of screen-related research, including both theory and practice, to develop, be supported, shared and nurtured. We want to facilitate discussions and collaboration that enables screen research to thrive at York St John. This includes supporting postgraduate research students to be involved in the group and be part of the wider research culture in their subject areas.

At the outset, we anticipate the group will be broad, but may begin to develop thematic strands as conversations grow.

The group will seek to:

  • Organise seminars/sharing of research, identify potential visiting scholars in the subject area(s)
  • Support the growth and visibility of screen-related research at York St John and externally
  • Foster collaboration and cooperation in the preparation of outputs and funding bids
  • Identify key thematic strands in our screen-related research
  • Mentor staff and postgraduate researchers
  • Function as an advocacy group for our subject area in the face of a hostile environment towards screen-related study and research
  • Help develop the REF submission in the area

Get in touch

The group would welcome proposals and new members interested in any area of screen studies, practice-led, theoretical, industrial, including cinema, games, television, journalism, social and digital media, animation and other screen media.

Research activity

Crowton, A. (2021) In Praise of the Garage. Creative work.

Hall, M (2020) 'Khaki-tinted glasses: Nostalgia and memory at wartime in TV’s M*A*S*H' in The Journal of Popular Television, March 2020

Hall, M. ed (2021) Women in the Work of Woody Allen. London: Amsterdam University Press

McDonald, K and Johnson, W. (2024) The Spectral Western. Forthcoming.

Rawle, S. and Hall, M., eds. (2023) Transnational Monsters: Reframing Monstrosity and Global Crisis. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press

Rawle, S. (2022) Transnational Kaiju: Globalisation, Exploitation and Cult Monster Movies. Edinburgh University Press

Stephenson, L. (2020), 'British 'Hoodie' Horror' in Bloom, C. (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic. (London: Palgrave).

Stephenson, L, Edgar, R and Marland, J., eds. (2023) Horrifying Children: Hauntology and the Legacy of Children's Fiction. New York: Bloomsbury

Cinema and Social Justice Filmmaking

Martin Hall, Lauren Stephenson, Steve Rawle, Screen Industries Growth Network

Sustainability Stories

Investigating the UK creative industry and the communication of sustainability

Alexandra Dales, Creative Futures XR Stories

Group members

Steve Rawle

Dr Steve Rawle

Group leader, Associate Professor

Martin Hall

Dr Martin Hall

Group leader, Senior Lecturer

Alexandra Dales

Dr Alexandra Dales

Senior Lecturer

Keith McDonald

Dr Keith McDonald

Senior Lecturer

Dan Crawforth


Alex Crowton

Senior Lecturer

Everett Ndlovu


Dr Lauren Stephenson


Dr Wayne Johnson

Senior Lecturer

Dr Winojith Sanjeewa

Lecturer in Marketing

Dr Zoe Enstone 2021

Dr Zoë Enstone

Senior Lecturer

Brittany Holmes

Postgraduate researcher

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Cameron Smith

Postgraduate researcher, Technical Specialist

Morgan Barr

Postgraduate researcher

Aidan Dolby

Postgraduate researcher

Andrea Woodward

Postgraduate researcher

Matthew Peyton

Undergraduate Student as Researcher

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