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Paul Smith

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham School of Art & Design

Staff Group(s)


Paul is the course leader of the BA (Hons) Filmmaking course.

Career overview

Paul previously worked in the film and television industry before moving into education. Prior to joining NTU in 2021, Paul was employed as a lecturer at De Montfort University where he delivered undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Research areas

Critical Reflective Practice

Collaborative Filmmaking

Story and Narrative

External activity

External Examiner Team Leader, HN Creative Media Production
External Examiner, University of Chichester, BA (Hons) Digital Film Production


SDG Film Festival (2020) Reflexive: Perfect in a Pandemic. London School of Public Relations, Jakarta, Indonesia. 18th December 2020. Jakarta: SDG Film Festival.

Media Discourse Centre (2019) The Global Promotion/Mediation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. De Montfort University, UK. 16th September 2019. Leicester: MDC.

SDG Film Festival (2019) Documentary: Emotional Response. London School of Public Relations, Jakarta, Indonesia. 20th April 2019. Jakarta: SDG Film Festival.

The Raven on the Jetty, 2015, [Film] Erik Knudsen. dir. UK: One Day Films.

Christmas in a Day, 2013. [Film] Kevin Macdonald. dir. UK: Scott Free Productions.

SCETT. (2013) Professionalism, Reflection and Criticism. University of Derby, UK. 25th June 2013. Derby: SCETT.

Britain in a Day, 2012. [TV] Morgan Matthews. dir. UK: BBC.

Life in a Day, 2011. [Film] Kevin Macdonald. dir. USA: Scott Free Productions.

Pelletier, C. (2007) Making Games: Developing Games Authoring Software for Educational and Creative Use: Full Research Report. ESRC End of Award Report, RES-328-25-0001. Swindon: ESRC.

National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE), annual conference 2006, presentation “Making Games Making Friends”.

Outside In, 2002. [DVD] Paul R Smith. dir. UK: National Autistic Society.

Hand On Art, 1999. [TV] Jon Slade. dir. UK: First Cut, ITV.

Press expertise

Film and TV Production