Ian is an experienced lecturer who has worked across the Secondary, Further Education and Higher Education sectors. His previous roles have included Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, Media Communications and Culture, Academic Course Leader for BA Film Studies, and Academic Course Leader for BA Media Production at the University of Gloucestershire. Ian has also acted as an academic advisor for international students studying in the UK and currently works as an examiner for the Film Studies component of the International Baccalaureate alongside his role with HCA.
He gained a BA (Hons) degree in Film Studies with English Studies from The University of Gloucestershire in 2005 and went on to achieve a MA (by research) in 2008 for a thesis titled ‘Gender, Genre and Representation: ‘Musculinity’ and the body in the Female Boxing Film’.
During his time at the University of Gloucestershire, he also achieved a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods (2006) and two separate teaching qualifications; a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) in 2009 and PGCE in English in 2020.
Whilst lecturing in higher education Ian presented conference papers on: New American Masculinities in the Context of the War on Terror: Heroism, the Family, and the Frontier in Erik Kripke’s Supernatural at the 2013 British Association of American Studies Annual Conference. He also presented a series of papers at the University of Gloucestershire’s annual conference, including Fluid Masculinities: Linking the American President and post-9/11 Heroism in Eric Kripke’s Supernatural (2013); Prosthetic America: Nostalgia, Family, and Nation in Supernatural and Revolution (2014); and Motifs of Utopia in Supernatural and Revolution (2015).