School of Film, Media and Communication


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Dr Trudy Barber

  • Qualifications: PhD, BA (Hons)
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer (Media); Course Leader – BA (Hons) Media and Digital Practice; Admissions Tutor (Media)
  • Address: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 5307
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  • Department: School of Film, Media and Communication
  • Faculty: Creative and Cultural Industries


After gaining my BA (Hons) in Fine Art  at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London and my PhD and Teaching Accreditation by Portfolio both  from the University of Kent at Canterbury, I joined the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at University of Portsmouth in November 2006, where I lecture on various aspects of Media Studies. My specialist subjects are emergent media, cyber/digital culture, cybersexualities, deviant leisure, media networks, visual culture, art practice and the digital future. I am also interested in notions of creativity and interdisciplinarity, and exploring approaches as to how practice informs theory. I also continue to follow traditional Fine Art practice with ongoing paintings, drawings, installations and film making as well as continuing writing articles on research. Previous teaching includes the University of Kent, the Institute of Education University of London and the Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Course Leader: BA (Hons) Media and Digital Practice
  • Senior Lecturer: Media Studies
  • Admissions Tutor: Single Honours Media Studies and Combined Honours Media Studies and Entertainment Technology
  • Unit leader and Lecturer: Screen Media, Media Networks: Exploring Digital Culture
  • Seminar Tutor: Media Study Skills Introduction to Media Research
  • Dissertation Supervisor
  • PhD Supervisor
  • Internal Examinr: M/Phil and PhD
  • External Examiner: PhD
  • External Examiner:  University of Hertfordshire School of Creative Arts full programme assessor
  • Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee member
  • Faculty Recruitment and Marketing Group Member
  • Employability ‘Champion’
  • Moodle (virtual learning environment) ‘Champion’


I am currently exploring notions of the multi-mediated body - including digital exploration of ‘polymedia’, gender, sexuality and the development of innovative user-generated content.  This will include exploring further developments and uses of Virtual space,  and to include mobile content  and online streaming; as well as investigating interdisciplinary ‘Mash-Ups’ and social networking within ongoing ‘live and real’ off-line  time-based interaction. It is hoped that this cross disciplinary work will be disseminated through various media platforms and publishing. A project currently in planning stages includes some collaborative work with motion capture, performance and issues of gender.


Research profile

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