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Russell Murray

Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
English, Culture and Media


Russell is a Senior Lecturer in Media Practice and Programme Leader MA MSc Games and Play (Technology and Culture).

Career overview

  • Film and Television industry professional; screenwriter, cinematographer and director / producer (1976 - )
  • Programme Leader, BA(hons) Scriptwriting for Film and TV, Bournemouth Media School
  • Programme Leader, MA Screenwriting, Liverpool John Moores
  • Programme Leader BA Film and TV Production, Edge Hill University

Research areas

Personal research in Experimental Practice, looking at the interactions, relationships and meaning between sound and image in digitally rendered environments.

Following on from the British Council Sino-UK Conference (Cultivating Talent in the Creative Industries), Russell is involved in developing a framework for collaboration with the University of Derby and University College Falmouth with Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou and Nanjing University in China.

He is also developing a collaborative framework for the field of Games and Play with Advance, a digital entertainment and theme park developer based in Shenzhen, and Joyland (ccJoy) an animation and games based theme park in Changzhou.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil / PhD in the School of Science and Technology exist and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

Russell is currently representing Nottingham Trent University at the British Council sponsored Sino-UK initiative ‘Cultivating Talent in the Creative Industries’ (2012- )

Sponsors and collaborators

Current and recent research is being conducted with the collaboration, funding and or support of:

  • The University of Derby
  • University College Falmouth
  • Sun Yat-Sen University (China)
  • Nanjing University (China)
  • Advance
  • Joyland


‘What We Found When We Arrived ‘, part of LOGIC group exhibition at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) November 2011 / February 2012

‘Where We Went When We Left This Place’ : Video for British Council ‘Innovations UK’, exhibition, Shanghai, 2010

Sound, ‘Mass And Movement In The Digital Realm’; Avanca Cinema Conferência Cinema-Art Nº 60, 2011 (ISBN 978-989-96858-1-9)‘

'Art-Machine-Vision (2)’ Interactive video installations for the University of Fortaleza (exhibition), Ceara, Brazil, 2008

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Press expertise

All areas of film and tv production.