Dr Philippa Lovatt is a lecturer in Media and Communications. She is Primary Investigator of the AHRC funded project: Southeast Asian Cinemas Research Network: ‘Promoting Dialogue Across Critical and Creative Practice’ and following a successful conference in Kuala Lumpur is currently involved in organizing follow-on workshops in Los Angeles, Hanoi and Glasgow. She gained her AHRC-funded PhD ‘Cinema’s Spectral Sounds: History, Memory and Politics’ from the University of Glasgow in 2011, which explored the relationship between memory and history in films produced in cultures of censorship through an analysis of the films’ sound design. Before coming to Stirling, she taught sound design at Glasgow School of Art and has a particular interest in the relationship between film and television sound, phenomenology and the ethics of spectatorship. She has published her research in the journals Screen; Music, Sound and the Moving Image; the New Soundtrack and SoundEffects as well as in a number of edited collections. She is currently an Associate Editor of The New Soundtrack Journal (published by Edinburgh University Press) and recently edited a special issue of Feminist Media Studies, Commentary and Criticism on ‘Feminism and Sound’. Philippa’s research interests are in Asian cinema, experimental film and documentary and sound in audio-visual media, and she particularly welcomes PhD students whose work relates to any of these areas.