I am Professor of Screen Analysis and have worked in Stirling since the establishment of film studies here in 1978. I am currently a researcher on a part-time contract.
Cinema as Therapy: Grief and Transformational Films is the latest work reflecting my research interest in the Post-Jungian analysis of film and television. Joanna Dovalis and I have begun work on its successor talking into account recent theoretical developments.
I am Co-investigator on an AHRC-funded project British Silent Cinema and the Transition to Sound, 2014 to 2017. From 2007 to 2010 I led a team in a three-year research project on The Cinema Authorship of Lindsay Anderson, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
I am the author of several books, in addition to numerous articles. The books include: Reading the Screen (Longman 1984)
Hollywood and the Box Office, 1895-1986 (Macmillan 1988)
The Films of Nicolas Roeg (Macmillan 1992)
An Introduction to Television Documentary (Manchester University Press, 1997) with Richard Kilborn
Myth, Mind and the Screen: Understanding the Heroes of our Time (Cambridge University Press, 2001)
Screen, Culture and Psyche: A Post-Jungian Approach to Working with the Audience (Routledge, 2006)
Lindsay Anderson: Cinema Authorship (Manchester University Press, 2012) with Karl Magee, Kathryn Hannan and Isabelle Gourdin-Sangouard
Cinema as Therapy: Grief and Transformational Film (Routledge, 2015) with Joanna Dovalis