Dr Matthew Kerry

Matthew Kerry

Position: Associate Lecturer (Media and Communications)

College: College of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department: Humanities

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Associate Lecturer (Media and Communications)

Teaching responsibilities

Modules include Audiences and Audience Research, Work-based Learning in the Creative and Cultural Industries, Management Experience in the Creative and Cultural Industries, Independent Research Project in Media Production, and Crash-course Introduction to Video Making (extra-curricular).

Research interests

  • British film
  • Media and film representations of the British holiday and leisure
  • Amateur film and home movies


  • November 2014: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • September 2009: Doctor of Philosophy. Research in The Holiday, Britishness and British Film, Nottingham Trent University
  • September 2006: Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, Nottingham Trent University
  • September 2005: Certificate in Research Practice, Nottingham Trent University
  • November 2003: MA with Distinction, Cinema Studies, Nottingham Trent University. Dissertation project on the Children’s Film Foundation
  • June 1992: HND in Film and Television, Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design

Recent publications

Monograph: The Holiday and British Film (2012), Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

The Changing Face of the Amateur Holiday Film as Constructed by Postwar Amateur Cine World (1945-1951)’, Historical Journal of Popular Film, Radio and Television, (August 2014), London: Routledge.


Chapter: ‘Claiming the Suburbs: Children and the Children’s Film Foundation in Post-war British Cinema’, Filmurbia! Screening the Suburbs, (2016), Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Introducing Media Practice, the Essential Guide, (co-authored text book with Georgia Stone), (2017), London: Sage 

Recent conferences

Paper entitled: 'Family Narratives, Narrative Families: Re-presenting the Family in Amateur Film' at Picturing the Family conference at Birkbeck, July 2014

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