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Lucy Leake

Principal Lecturer and Assistant Head of School (Arts + Media)

Lucy is an educator, artist, and academic researcher, whose pedagogic research focuses on student engagement, and creative approaches to Higher Education teaching and learning in Arts and Media.

She has published work nationally and internationally through organisations including RAISE (Researching, Advancing and Inspiring Student Engagement), CICAP (The International Congress of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising), Making Futures, and Advanced HE (formerly HEA). As Associate Editor with Screenworks (Journal of Screen Media Practice Research), Lucy edited the Screenworks Special Edition on ‘Practice Pedagogies’, in partnership with the Journal of Media Practice in Education.

Lucy also holds the position of Secretary on the Executive Board of NAHEMI (National Association of Higher Education in Moving Image), the organisation that represents the centres of excellence for the teaching of film, television, video, animation and digital media practice in the UK and in Ireland.

Lucy’s film practice and research is focused around notions of memory, she has published works on how family stories are fabricated, gendered and collectively re-remembered in a digital age. She is currently working with South of Devon Films on a new series of fictional shorts, based on the music scene in Plymouth.

Having previously developed and led the Film & Screen Arts programme at Plymouth College of Art, Lucy has taught filmmaking, production design, critical and contextual studies, and supports third-year dissertation students. In her current role, Lucy contributes to the eight degree programmes in the School of Arts + Media, and is also Project Manager for the BFI Film Academy Plymouth.