Lucy Leake is Assistant Head of School, School of Arts+Media, and Senior Lecturer in Film.
Lucy holds the position of Secretary on the Executive Board of NAHEMI (National Association of Higher Education in Moving Image), the organisation that represents the centres of excellence for the teaching of film, television, video, animation and digital media practice in the UK and in Ireland.
Lucy is also an Associate Editor with Screenworks (Journal of Screen Media Practice Research) and recently edited the Screenworks Special Edition on ‘Practice Pedagogies’, in partnership with the Journal of Media Practice in Education.
Lucy’s pedagogic research focuses on student engagement and innovative approaches to teaching. She has shared her research nationally and internationally through organisations including RAISE, CICAP, Making Futures, HEA, and The Aesthetic of Renewal.
Lucy’s own film practice and research is focused around notions of memory and the familial lens, how family stories are fabricated, gendered and collectively re-remembered in a digital age, celebrating the narratives of everyday life. She is also fascinated by the creation of monsters, and how we use these in our film, media and cultural storytelling.