Nina Perry

Dr Nina Perry

  • 01202 965073
  • nperry at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer (Academic) in Audio production
  • Weymouth House W212, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Nina Perry is a Senior Lecturer in Audio Production based in the Media Production department, she primarily works with students on post graduate and undergraduate radio and media production courses, but she has also taught on music courses in Sci-tech. Nina is currently Programme Leader for MA Radio Production.

Alongside her academic work within the university Nina is as an award-winning composer and audio producer whose work is regularly commissioned and broadcast by the BBC and international networks. Nina’s interest in creative process and collaborative working practice within the arts and media sector forms part of her research and also led to her co-founding the co-operative production company Open Audio Ltd. (2012).

Following her tenure as BBC Radio Drama Composer-in-Residence (2002) Nina has assumed the role of both composer and producer to create a succession of acclaimed ‘composed features’. This body of work reflects Nina’s research interest in musical communication and storytelling and the relationship between artistic elements within narrative works...



Nina was awarded PhD by Publication in 2017 for her thesis entitled 'Music, Narrative, Voice and Presence: Revealing a composed feature methodology'.

Research interests: Practice as Research in the arts encompassing music composition; storytelling in sound, music and narrative, creative process, co-operation and collaboration, voice and embodiment.

Internet Publications



  • Perry, N.. Wax and Yarn. Music. Spitalfields Market London. 2013.
  • Perry, N.. Stories Through Sound - Scenes from Nina Perry's composed features performed live by Ireland's leading contemporary music ensemble Crash Ensemble - A Sounds Alive event, supported by Broadcast Authority of Ireland.. Sound and Music. Spiegeltent - Dublin Tiger Fringe. 2015.


Profile of Teaching PG

  • Advanced Radio Production (2014-17)
  • Unit Leader Cross Platform Practice (2014-2015) - Masters Framework
  • Radio Production and Theory - Unit Leader

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Unit Leader The Graduate Project - BA Radio (2015 -18)
  • Unit Leader Developing Concepts for Radio - BA Radio (2016- 2018)
  • Unit Leader Fiction - BA Media Production (2014-15) Lecturer Audio Fiction
  • Audio Production BA Media Production (2014-15)
  • Composition and Arrangement BSc Music Production (2014)
  • Radio Industry Perspective 2016 - 18
  • Working in the media industry - BA Media Production 2014-15

Invited Lectures

  • Westminster University - composed feature making, Westminster University, 01 Jan 2014 more
  • Creative Co-ops, Goldsmiths University, 01 Jan 2015 more
  • IRCAM Paris - Melting Point - Phonurgia Nova, IRCAM Paris, 01 Jan 2011 more
  • My Professional Practice, Sussex University, 01 Jan 2010 more
  • BBC Current Affairs - composed feature making, BBC Radio, 01 Jan 2012 more
  • London International Documentary Festival, London, 01 Jan 2010 more
  • UCL - Open City Docs, University College London, 01 Jan 2017 more
  • Music Futures, Bristol University, 27 Oct 2017 more


  • Wax and Yarn (PRS Foundation, 01 Jan 2013). Awarded
  • Melting Point (Arts Council England, 01 Jan 2009). Awarded

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Open City Documentary Festival - The Dark Room with In the Dark - Advising on work in progress audio documentaries
  • Judge for Ivor Novello Awards
  • Judge for BBC Audio Drama Awards

Conference Presentations

  • ‘Virginia Woolf, Europe and Peace’, the 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf., The process of exploring the musicality and sonic landscape of Virginia Woolf’s World for radio., 21 Jun 2018, Univeristy of Kent

Consultancy Activities

  • Ivor Novello Awards, Judge. BASCA
  • BBC Audio Drama Awards, Judge. BBC

Attended Training

  • Introduction to Voice/Voice and Movement/Advanced Voice


  • MA in Composing for Film and Television (Kingston Univeristy, 2002)
  • BA (Hons) in Performance Arts (Middlesex University, 1993)
  • PGCE in Educational Practice (2016)
  • PhD by Publication in Music Narrative Voice and Presence (2017)


  • Winner of the Phonurgia Nova Award 2010 (Phonurgia Nova, 2011)
  • PRSF Women Make Music Award for 'Wax and Yarn' (PRS Foundation for Music, 2013)
  • Arts Council Grants for the Arts Award (Arts Council England/National Lottery Fund, 2009)
  • Winner of the Short Doc Dollar Storey Competition (Third Coast International Audio Festival, 2007)
  • BBC Radio Drama Composer in Residence (BBC, 2002)


  • British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, Member,
  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow,
  • Performing Rights Society, Member,

Broadcast Interview

The data on this page was last updated at 04:08 on October 18, 2018.