Ashley Woodfall

Dr Ashley Woodfall

  • 01202 965869
  • awoodfall at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer (Academic) in Digital Media (Theory and Practice)
  • Weymouth House W206, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Ashley worked in the television industry for many years before joining the teaching and research community at Bournemouth University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Higher Education Academy and lectures in media production and theory. He holds an MA in producing film and television, a PGCE in educational practice and his primary research focus is on children and cross-platform media. He is Co-convener of the Children’s Media Foundation (CMF) Academic Advisory Board and editor of the CMF Research Blog.

His learning and teaching activity spans undergraduate and postgraduate media production and theory, and he is Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Television Production.

Ashley is currently supervising Andrew Bissell, Resh Somauroo and Ross Adamson’s doctoral research and is keen to work with any future PhD researchers who may have an interest in children’s media.

His practice experience includes producing and directing factual, news, continuity, promos, commercials, entertainment and comedy; often with an interactive slant, and mostly within Children's TV...

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Favourites

  • Woodfall, A. and Zezulkova, M., 2016. What ‘children’ experience and ‘adults’ may overlook: phenomenological approaches to media practice, education and research. Journal of Children and Media, 10 (1), 98-106.
  • Woodfall, A., 2011. Born of Big Brother: celebrity, interactivity and the thinnest of screens. Celebrity Studies, 2 (2), 227-229.
  • Woodfall, A. and Zezulkova, M., 2017. What ‘children’ experience and ‘adults’ may overlook: phenomenological approaches to media practice, education and research. In: Lemish, D., Jordan, A. and Rideout, V., eds. Children, Adolescents, and Media: The Future of Research and Action. London & New York: Routledge.
  • Berger, R. and Woodfall, A., 2016. Remediated Pedagogies? The Secret Life of Six Year Olds. In: Readman, M., ed. Teaching and Learning on Screen: Mediated Pedagogies. London: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Berger, R. and Woodfall, A., 2012. The Digital Utterance: A Crossmedia Approach to Media Education. In: Ibrus, I. and Scolari, C.A., eds. Crossmedia Innovations: Texts, Markets, Institutions. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
  • Woodfall, A., Van Raalte, C., Wallis, R. and Dent, T., 2016. Is Higher Education unfit for purpose in the preparation of young people work in media industries? In: Media Education Summit 4-5 November 2016 Rome.
  • Woodfall, 2015. The ‘Platform Agnostic’ Child? What Practice and Research Might be Missing. In: Comparing Children’s Media around the World: Policies, Texts and Audiences 4 September 2015 University of Westminster.
  • Woodfall, A., 2015. Do We Only Find What We Go Looking For? (Dialogic Phenomenological Research Approaches with Children). In: Festival of Learning 16 July 2015 Bournemouth University.
  • Woodfall, A., 2015. Is there such a thing as Children’s Television anyway? In: ‘The Story of Children's Television’ 6-7 July 2015 University of Warwick.
  • Woodfall, A. and Zezulkova, M., 2015. ‘Media is a Plural’ – What Children Might Know and Research May Seem to Forget. In: International Conference on Communication and Mass Media 11-15 May 2015 Athens, Greece.
  • Woodfall and Woodfall, A., 2015. Children's cross-platform media preferences: a sense of kindness and a want for learning? PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, Faculty of Media and Communication.

Journal Articles

Chapters

  • Woodfall, A. and Zezulkova, M., 2017. What ‘children’ experience and ‘adults’ may overlook: phenomenological approaches to media practice, education and research. In: Lemish, D., Jordan, A. and Rideout, V., eds. Children, Adolescents, and Media: The Future of Research and Action. London & New York: Routledge.
  • Berger, R. and Woodfall, A., 2016. Remediated Pedagogies? The Secret Life of Six Year Olds. In: Readman, M., ed. Teaching and Learning on Screen: Mediated Pedagogies. London: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Berger, R. and Woodfall, A., 2012. The Digital Utterance: A Crossmedia Approach to Media Education. In: Ibrus, I. and Scolari, C.A., eds. Crossmedia Innovations: Texts, Markets, Institutions. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

Conferences

  • Woodfall, A., Van Raalte, C., Wallis, R. and Dent, T., 2016. Is Higher Education unfit for purpose in the preparation of young people work in media industries? In: Media Education Summit 4-5 November 2016 Rome.
  • Woodfall, 2015. The ‘Platform Agnostic’ Child? What Practice and Research Might be Missing. In: Comparing Children’s Media around the World: Policies, Texts and Audiences 4 September 2015 University of Westminster.
  • Woodfall, A., 2015. Do We Only Find What We Go Looking For? (Dialogic Phenomenological Research Approaches with Children). In: Festival of Learning 16 July 2015 Bournemouth University.
  • Woodfall, A., 2015. Is there such a thing as Children’s Television anyway? In: ‘The Story of Children's Television’ 6-7 July 2015 University of Warwick.
  • Woodfall, A. and Zezulkova, M., 2015. ‘Media is a Plural’ – What Children Might Know and Research May Seem to Forget. In: International Conference on Communication and Mass Media 11-15 May 2015 Athens, Greece.
  • Woodfall, 2012. It’s all Cross-platform to me - Children and their Media Worlds. In: MeCCSA PGN Conference 17-20 September 2012 Loughborough University.
  • Woodfall, A., 2012. The Dialogic Act and Learner’s Voice: A Dialogue. In: Fusion: Sharing Educational Enhancements 6 June 2012 Bournemouth University.

Theses

Posters

  • Woodfall, A., 2011. Exploring Children’s ‘Needs’ in Cross-platform Media Environments: A Mixed Method Approach. In: Q Conference.

PhD Students

  • Ross Adamson (Documentary Encounters: Making Sense of Documentary Filmmaking in Higher Education)
  • Resh Somauroo (Longevity and Transmedia Children’s Storytelling)

PhD Theses

  • Children's cross-platform media preferences: a sense of kindness and a want for learning? (supervisor: Richard Berger)

External Responsibilities

Qualifications

  • PhD in Children & Media (Bournemouth University, 2015)
  • PGCE in Postgraduate Certificate in Education Practice (2014)
  • MA in Producing Digital Film and Televsion (2009)

Honours

  • Fellow Higher Education Academy (Higher Education Academy, 2014)
  • Fellow Royal Society of Arts (Royal Society of Arts, 2013)

Memberships

  • European Communication Research and Education Association, Member,
  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2014-),
  • International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity, Member,
  • Royal Society of Arts, Fellow (-2013),
  • The Guild of Television Cameramen, Member,
  • The Media Education Association, Member,
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