The lecturers in this course cluster are industry practitioners offering learners professional and constructional competence in production and broadcast.
Dr Gary Pritchard
Dean of the School of Media
Dr Gary Pritchard joins Ravensbourne bringing over 15 years experience in arts education leadership roles in dean positions at both Newport School of Art & Design and the University of Wales based at Cardiff. More recently he worked at Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design where he was responsible for the launch and establishment of the private institution. His background is in television and print media as a writer, journalist, scriptwriter and filmmaker. His teaching expertise has seen him tutor across a range of subject areas including scriptwriting and various media communication technologies. His doctoral research saw him emerge as the leading British expert in developing talent in students, and he is passionate about seeing individuals reach their maximum potential. This talent theme runs as a foundational aspect of his vision for creative arts education. Students are encouraged to “bump into their talent” early into their academic study and this should create a trajectory for their career options when they graduate.
He has also worked as a consultant across many commercial, educational and entrepreneurial contexts including BBC, Diesel, LVMH, MTV, British Fire Service, Glasgow School of Art, Condé Nast, Haberdashers, Skillset, and Celtic Film Festival.
Dr Freddie Gaffney PhD MA BA (Hons) Cert Ed FHEA FCIEA
Subject leader: Digital Film Production | Screenwriting Ravensbourne
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Dr Freddie Gaffney is the subject leader for digital film production and screenwriting, having also previously worked in the Media Technology and Broadcasting areas. He is an HEA Fellow and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Educational Examiners. Freddie is an experienced external examiner.
A practicing cinematographer, screenwriter, and author (of “On Screenwriting” amongst others), he was also a UNESCO production manager. Freddie is a member of The Writers' Guild of Great Britain, a Trustee of the BUFVC, and is a judge for the Learning on Screen Awards and judged 2013 Sundance London. He is currently working in documentary.
Martyn Gates MIEEE RIGB
Associate senior lecturer: BSc (Hons) Broadcast Audio Technology | BSc (Hons) Broadcast Information Technology, BSc (Hons) Broadcast Technology, BSc (Hons) Outside Broadcast Technology
Martyn has over 30 years of experience in broadcasting as an engineer for London Weekend Television and as a consultant advising broadcast organisations on the impact of emerging technologies. He is a Ravensbourne broadcast technology graduate from the 1980s.
Subject leader | Leader: Editing and Post Production / Digital Broadcast Technologies
Associate subject leader: Broadcast Post-Production
Greg is PhD candidate and an award winning film-maker. His passion for editing is driven by his love of storytelling.
Alex Nevill BA (Hons) MFA
Associate senior lecturer: Digital Film Production
Alex is a cinematographer, filmmaker and Associate Senior Lecturer at Ravensbourne. Working in the UK and abroad he has photographed several independent feature films as well as short projects with Creative England, Channel 4, Film London and the British Film Institute.
Alex’s cinematography work includes award winning films that have screened across the UK and in Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain and the USA.
In conjunction with this work Alex is currently studying towards a practice-led PhD at the University of the West of England with a scholarship through the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s 3d3 Consortium.
- BA (Hons) Film Production - University of Gloucestershire (2011)
- MFA Advanced Film Practice - Screen Academy Scotland (2014)
Caroline Orme MSc
Senior lecturer: Broadcast Post Production
Since working at Ravensbourne, Caroline has collaborated with the Science Museum, Tag Rugby Trust, Community Channel, BBC, Sharp Shooters, PWC and UNESCO.
Robert Richardson BA BEd MSc CEng MIET
Associate senior lecturer: Broadcast Technology|Digital Media Technology
Robert's connection with Ravensbourne began some 15 years ago as a sessional lecturer. His area of expertise is mathematics education, and much of this work has been focussed on helping students with diverse educational backgrounds in making the transition to university-level study.
His current research interests lie in the application of Taguchi and Response Surface Methodology in Manufacturing systems.
Stephen Sadler BSc (Hons), PGCE
Subject leader: Digital Television Production and Broadcast Operations and Production
Stephen is the subject leader for the digital television production and broadcast operations and production courses. He also oversees the TV studio and contributes to the research and deployment of new TV technology at the college, including streaming and the use of second screen apps. In 2007 he received a Beacon Award from the Association of Colleges for his teaching work in higher education.
Stephen has worked for over twenty years in the broadcast television industry with leading broadcasters such as ITV, Channel 4, BBC and Sky. He has held numerous roles from technician to TV studio director and shot documentaries all over the world from as far flung places as the Amazon Rainforest to the Namib desert. At present he is being mentored at Channel 4 in the use of Social Media in television.
Martin Uren MSc BSc (Hons) FHEA FBKS
Associate senior lecturer: Broadcast Technology
Martin Uren is associate senior lecturer in Broadcast Technology, responsible for delivering many of the technical units in the four undergraduate BSc courses in Broadcast Systems Technology, Broadcast Audio Technology, Broadcast Computing and Outside Broadcast Technology. His research area is stereoscopic 3D and VR, with a focus on the nature of the immersive experience.
Martin is entrepreneurial and a highly regarded professional in the media industry specialising in HD engineering systems, acoustic design, music recording and stereoscopic 3D productions. He has extensive experience of designing and delivering technical training for media organisations in a broadcast environment. He compiled the BKSTS Illustrated Dictionary of Moving Image Technology, published by Focal Press, and had a paper on eTeaching and eLearning in engineering education published in the HEA Journal. Several of his collaborative 3D short film productions have been shown in 3D film festivals in Los Angeles, Seoul, Barcelona and Prague.