Annie East

Annie East

  • 01202 965911
  • aeast at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Principal Academic & Deputy Head of Department in Media Production
  • Weymouth House W209, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Annie has transferred her valuable skills and experiences of working on large broadcast drama film sets to her work at Bournemouth University. With a career spanning years she has worked from runner to location manager, from first assistant director to production manager. Annie has a deep knowledge of working across both contemporary drama and costume drama with credits such as ‘EastEnders’, ‘Holby City’ and’ Casualty’ on her CV as well as costume drama adaptation classics such as Nancy Mitford’s ‘Love in a Cold Climate’. As a result, Annie brings a wealth of production knowledge to the department.

Annie’s professional interests, teaching commitments and research interests have combined to draw on her specialism of film-set health and safety practice as well as sustainable production practices. Her doctoral research area is examining ways students relate to the risk assessment when working on their independent projects.

Annie is one of the founding members leading the ‘Albert in Education’ group with BAFTA which looks to embed sustainable film and TV industry practice into HE nationally and internationally...


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Gender equality

"Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls"

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Affordable and clean energy

"Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all"

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Responsible consumption and production

"Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns"

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Climate action

"Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts"

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Journal Articles

  • East, A., 2020. What Are Students Doing When We Aren’t Looking: A Pilot Exploration of the Ways Students Interpret the Production and Risk Assessment Process when Working Independently of an Educator on Location Film Shoots. International Journal of Creative Media Research.

Internet Publications

Profile of Teaching PG

  • MA Producing Film and Television - Production Management
  • MA Media Production Framework - Professional Practice
  • MA Producing Film and Television & MA Directing Film and Television, Directing and Developing Story

Profile of Teaching UG

  • BA Television Production - Level 4 Production Portfolio
  • BA Television Production - Level 6 Concept Development
  • BA Television Production Level 6 Graduate Project
  • BA Media Production, Level 5, Client and Audience
  • BA Television Production, Level 5, Production Management Specialism

Invited Lectures

  • Introduction To Risk Assessment, Bournemouth University, 23 Sep 2015 more

External Responsibilities

Internal Responsibilities

  • Health and Safety Academic for the Faculty of Media and Communication, Bournemouth University Health and Safety Executive Committee

Journal Reviewing/Refereeing

  • Media Practice and Education, Anonymous peer review, 01 May 2022

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Aspire BU Outreach media production programme making workshops for year 5 & 6 pupils. (29 Jun 2015-09 Jul 2016)
  • Aspire BU Outreach Media Production Workshop with Year 3 children. (09 Jun 2015-20 Jun 2016)

Conference Presentations

  • Global Green Media Production Network, BAFTA Albert in Education Partnership case study, 18 Oct 2019, Warwick HQ London
  • HEA Annual Conference 'Teaching in the Spotlight', Teaching the teacher; exploring the challenge of education for sustainable development on practice-based media courses in HE., 04 Jul 2017, University of Manchester, Renold Building
  • Media Education Summit 2016, Greening the screen; sustainable media production practice & pedagogy within a higher education setting., 04 Nov 2016, John Cabot University, Rome.

Consultancy Activities

  • Health and Safety, Advising. White Lantern
  • 'Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg' - Dorset Based Feature Film, Production Consultant. Projector Films

Attended Training

  • Carbon Literacy Training with Albert BAFTA - Sustainable practice in Film and TV., 13 May 2016
  • Safe Management Of Productions (Film and TV), 01 Jul 2014, Production Safety Passport


  • PGCE in Higher Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2015)
  • BA (Hons) in Media Production (Bournemouth University, 1995)


  • Senior Fellowship of HEA (HEA, 2020)
  • Education for Sustainable Development (Centre Excellence in Learning, 2016)
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (Higher Education Academy, 2016)


Broadcast Interview

  • BBC South Today, Kids feature film made at BU with star, Griff Rhys Jones. Discussion about regional filmmaking, filming at BU and graduate outcomes for students in the Media Production Department., Leyland, B, 21 Oct 2022
  • BBC Radio Solent Breakfast Show, Looking at where Oscar nominated alumni of Bournemouth University learnt their craft., Lucas, K, 25 Jan 2022