Mark Readman

Dr Mark Readman

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Mark works across the Faculty of Media and Communication, and the Centre for Fusion Learning Innovation and Excellence. His research and publications focus on critical approaches to creativity, media pedagogy, and representations of teaching and learning.

His work on creativity has led to several invitations to address arts educators and practitioners in the UK and abroad, along with consultancy work in Israel, Hong Kong and Turkey.

He is the editor of the Media Education Research Journal, an editorial board member of Media Practice and Education, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and an external examiner at both the National Film and Television School and University College London.

Mark is the Programme Leader for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education Practice, teaches on the Doctor of Education programme, and leads the ‘Communicating Ideas’ unit on the MA in Media and Communication.

He is a UKCGE Recognised Research Supervisor, an experienced research degree examiner, and has supervised a range of doctoral projects to successful completion, including PhDs by publication and practice.

Journal Articles




  • Readman, M., 2016. Keynote: 'Mediated Pedagogies', or: Why stories about teaching and learning are good for us. In: Media Education Summit 4-5 November 2016 John Cabot University, Rome.
  • Readman, M., 2015. Doctoral Dialogue in a Virtual Space. In: e-Learning 2.0 29 July 2015 Brunel University.
  • Readman, M., 2015. Barthes' Mythologies Today: The Bum of Middleton. In: Roland Barthes at 100 30-31 March 2015 Cardiff University.
  • Readman, M., 2015. Keynote: ‘What we talk about when we talk about creativity’. In: Learning and Teaching Day 2015 14 January 2015 University of the Arts, London.
  • Readman, M. and Moon, J., 2014. Graduated Scenarios to aid critical thinking for media production students. In: Media Education Summit 2014 20-21 November 2014 Goethe Institut, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Readman, M., 2014. Making Sense of Creativity for Screenwriters and Educators. In: Teaching Screenwriting: Creativity, Innovation and Professional Practice 7 April 2014 University of Salford.
  • Readman, 2014. Mediated Pedagogies: Educating Yorkshire. In: MeCCSA 8-10 January 2014 Bournemouth University.
  • Readman, 2013. Mediated Pedagogies (MERJ Conversation). In: Media Education Summit 19-20 September 2013 Sheffield Hallam University.
  • Readman, 2013. What we teach about when we teach about creativity. In: Assessing and evaluating creativity for undergraduates in Media Studies and Art & Design 28 February 2013 De Montfort University.
  • Readman, M., 2012. “Where’s the knowledge Ronnie?”: Epistemological and ontological issues in practice-based research. In: MeCCSA 11-13 January 2012 University of Bedfordshire.
  • Readman, M., 2012. “I’ve got to say, by the way, it’s been downloaded six million times”: Ken Robinson’s TED talk and the discursive construction of ‘creativity’. In: Discourse Communication Conversation 21-23 March 2012 Loughborough University.
  • Readman, M., 2010. Creativity: Analysis of a Concept. In: 2010 National CASTL Institute 3-5 June 2010 Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
  • Readman, M., 2010. No such Thing as Creativity. In: Educational Challenge: Innovation in Creative Industries 26-27 March 2010 Baltic Film and Media School, Tallinn, Estonia.
  • Readman, M., 2009. Assessing Creative Practice. In: Workshop for Creative Arts tutors 29 January 2009 Salford University, England.
  • Readman, M., 2009. Making Sense of Creativity. In: MeCCSA conference 2009 14-16 January 2009 National Media Museum, Bradford, England.
  • Readman, M., 2009. Guest lecture on 'Creativity'. In: Guest lecture November 2009 Newman University College, Birmingham, England.
  • Readman, M., 2008. Making Sense of Creativity. In: CEMP Media Summit 1-2 September 2008 Bournemouth Media School, Bournemouth, England.
  • Readman, M., 2008. Making Sense of Creativity. In: CEMP Media Summit 1-2 September 2008 Bournemouth Media School, Bournemouth University, Poole, England.
  • Readman, M., 2008. Guest lecture on 'Creativity'. In: Guest Lecture November 2008 Newman University College, Birmingham, England.
  • Readman, M.. "I've got to say, by the way, it's been downloaded six million times": Ken Robinson's TED talk and the discursive construction of 'creativity'. In: Discourse, Communication, Conversation 21-23 March 2012 Loughborough University.
  • Readman, M.. "Where's the knowledge Ronnie?": Epistemological and ontological issues in practice-based research. In: Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association 11-13 January 2012 University of Bedfordshire.


Internet Publications


PhD Students

  • Michelle Cannon, 2016. Media-making matters: exploring literacy with young learners as media crafting, critique and artistry
  • Philip Wilkinson, 2021. Purposing digital media for education: Critically exploring values and expectations in applying digital media for children's learning and development
  • Siobhan Lennon-Patience, 2020. What does it mean to flourish? A psycho-cultural investigation
  • Nina Perry, 2018. Music, Narrative, Voice and Presence: Revealing a composed feature methodology
  • Andrew Bissell, 2019. Strangers in a strange land: Towards a hermeneutic understanding of journalism education
  • Wesley Nolan. PonderLogic: A digital ethnographic study of first generation students in higher media education through a transformative learning lens
  • Ross Adamson, 2020. Documentary encounters: Making sense of documentary filmmaking in higher education
  • Areerut Jaipadub. Relationships behind the camera: An examination of the relationship between filmmaker and participant in documentary filmmaking
  • Annie East. What Are Students Doing When We Aren’t Looking?: An exploration of the ways students interpret the production and risk assessment process when working independently of an educator on location film shoots
  • Lizzie Sykes. A film that dances: location and a sense of place. Time, intimacy and materiality
  • Ian Attard. Quality, standards, principles and practices: An investigation into ideological conflicts in Maltese education
  • Alan Fox. Simulation Technology in Higher Education Television Studio Learning
  • Neil Slawson. An evaluation of alternative pedagogic approaches to forensic anthropology
  • Richard Waring. What is the impact of an art tutor working alongside students in a situated and collaborative pedagogy?
  • Rebecca Hindley. Is scholarship a thing? An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of first-year business students’ lived experiences as they transition to the demands of university study
  • Isabel Sleight. Investigating the value and effective integration of networking as a skill in Industry-oriented undergraduate media production programmes
  • Adrian Butterworth. Positive and negative stereotypes in university group work: Neurodiversity, group learning pedagogy and the university simulated television studio

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Doctor of Education (Creative and Media) – 'knowledge and methodology' phase leader
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education Practice
  • MA in Media and Communication (Communicating Ideas in the Digital Age)

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Level H Dissertation

Invited Lectures

  • Thinking Critically about Creativity, UCL, Knowledge Lab, London, 31 Jan 2018 more
  • 03 Nov 2016 more
  • 27 May 2016 more
  • What we talk about when we talk about creativity, London College of Communication, London, 14 Jan 2015 more
  • What we teach about when we teach about creativity, De Montfort University, 28 Feb 2013 more


  • Development through the Creative Industries in Turkey' (Arts and Humanities Research Council, 16 Oct 2019). Completed
  • Keynote and consultancy (Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, 24 Jul 2019). Awarded
  • Hostile Environments Training (Reuters, 01 Oct 2015). Completed
  • ‘Fast Forward: Getting up to speed with current VFX practice’ (Creative Skillset, 18 Jun 2015). Awarded

External Responsibilities

  • National Film and Television School, External Examiner, Diploma programmes (2020-)
  • The Media Education Research Journal, Editor (2019-),; The Media Education Research Journal
  • National Film and Television School, External Examiner, MA Programmes (2019-)
  • University College London, External Examiner, MA Digital Media (Education) (2019-)
  • Journal of Media Practice, Editorial Board Member (2017-)
  • Leeds Trinity University, External Examiner - MA by Research (2017-)
  • Brighton University, External Examiner - PhD (2017-)
  • University of Seville, External Examiner - PhD (2016-)
  • Brunel University, External Examiner, BA Film and TV (2015-2019)

Conference Presentations

  • Media Education Summit 2015, Mediated Pedagogies (Roundtable), 20 Nov 2015, Emerson College, Boston, MA


  • PGCE in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2010)
  • PhD in The Discursive Construction of Creativity (Bournemouth University, 2010)
  • MA in English Literature (Warwick University, 1991)
  • PGCE in English and Media (Oxford University, 1990)
  • BA (Hons) in English Literature (Exeter University, 1987)


  • Learning and Teaching Fellowship (Bournemouth University, 2014)
  • PhD Studentship (Bournemouth University, 2007)
  • Studentship (fees and maintenance) for MA study (British Academy, 1990)


  • Higher Education Academy, Senior Fellow (2018-),
  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2010-),