Staff profile

Dr Matthew Kerry

Associate Lecturer in Media and Communications


College of Arts, Humanities and Education




Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



Associate Lecturer in Media and Communications

Teaching responsibilities

Modules include Screen Narration, Audiences and Audience Research, Television and Tourism, 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).

Professional interests

Matthew Kerry's research interests combine British film and popular representations of leisure. He is the author of the monograph The Holiday and British Film (2012) which encompasses these two interests.

Dr Kerry also teaches media practice and is particulalry enthusiastic about highlighting the connection between theory and practice in this area of study. His forthcoming text book, Introducing Media Practice: the Essential Guide reveals how there is little distinction between  theory and practice, and how each informs the other.

Research interests


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.

'Representations of the Family in Postwar British Amateur Film: Family Histories in the Lane and Scrutton Collection at East Anglian Film Archive', The History of the Family, (May 2016), vol. 21, Issue 2, Taylor and Francis.

Chapter: ‘Claiming the Suburbs: Children and the Children’s Film Foundation in Post-war British Cinema’, in Filmurbia! Screening the Suburbs, (2017), Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.


Introducing Media Practice, the Essential Guide, (co-authored text book with Georgia Stone), (2018), London: Sage.

'The Country, the City, the Sea, and Girls with Green Eyes, the Films of Desmond Davies and Edna O'Brien' in Narratives and Place, London: Routledge.