The MIPMC Research Group at Northumbria University provides a hub for staff and postgraduate researchers who are engaged with the analysis of the moving image and popular media in all its forms, from theoretical, historical, practice-based, industrial and empirical/sociological perspectives. Group members are experts in: theoretical and historical approaches to popular genres (particularly horror, cult and pornography); youth, gender and sexualities; media and society; digital inequalities; the intersections between narrative and documentary forms and modes; the materiality of the moving image; media audiences and consumption; music cultures; and British film and television. The group’s award-winning practice-based researchers produce feature films, shorts and interactive content and are committed to the development of innovative methodologies and multidisciplinary research approaches, working with funding bodies such as BFI and Wellcome. They have collaborated with charities, social groups, community and health organisations, often with non-professional actors.
Our group members’ research has been disseminated via books, journal articles, cinemas, international festivals, exhibitions and galleries, and group members are also active in editing major international journals and book series, convening symposia and major conferences, and chairing/convening special interest groups and subject group associations (including the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies). Each semester the group convenes a series of seminars from expert speakers from the group and from other Universities in the UK and beyond, and will continue to serve as a platform for a range of events showcasing cutting-edge research on the moving image and popular media across our key research specialisms.