School of Film, Media and Communication


Professor Justin Smith

  • Qualifications: PhD, PGCLTHE, MA, PGCE, BA (Hons)
  • Role Title: Emeritus Professor of Media Industries; Reader in British Film Culture
  • Address: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ
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  • Department: School of Film, Media and Communication
  • Faculty: Creative and Cultural Industries


Since summer of 2018, I have been an Emeritus Professor in the School of Media and Performing Arts, having left to work for De Montfort University.

I was Co-investigator on the AHRC-funded British Cinema of the 1970s poject (2006-2009) and Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded research project Channel 4 Television and British Film Culture.


Primarily a cultural historian with an interest in cinema, my research focuses on film history, post-war British cinema, audience studies and fan cultures, cultural theory and popular culture, and film and television policy.


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