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Phil Nodding

Philip Nodding

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham School of Art & Design


Phil Nodding is senior lecturer teaching screenwriting, production planning and media production across a variety of Visual Communication courses including BA (Hons) Filmmaking and BA (Hons) Animation. Phil also helps students find placements with local media companies.

Career overview

Journalist, tourism manager, local manager, screen commissioner and screenwriter. Phil made a writing breakthrough working as a writer on series two and three of the acclaimed C4 TV series Shameless before developing his own long running comedy series Highlites for Radio 4 and Hat Trick Productions. He won a Royal Television Society award for his first episode of Shameless in 2006.

Research areas

Member of the NTU research group Writing for Performance, Phil is developing his research ideas and plans to concentrate on scriptwriting, writing collaborations and how they function and career development with the field of screenwriting.

External activity

Alongside his teaching, Phil continues to write for TV and radio. He is a member of the Writers Guild of GB, BAFTA and an assessor for Skillset, the sector skills agency for media and fashion.

Sponsors and collaborators

Phil is currently commissioned to write ten episodes of a BBC Radio 4 series (the fifth and sixth series of a long-running series). Phil is also commissioned to write two V pilots by independent production company Hat Trick. Phil is developing new projects with a course leader at Northumbria University and also with fellow NTU lecturer Julius Ayodeji.

Press expertise

TV; Radio; Film; Drama; Adaptations; Media education, Employability within the media industry