Dr. Darren Elliott-Smith is Senior Lecturer in Film and Gender at the University of Stirling. He currently teaches across all levels in film, television and gender studies, and is the Programme Director of the MLitt/MSc (Applied) in Gender Studies.
He has a BA (Hons) in Communication Studies (University of Sunderland) and completed an MA in the History of Film and Visual Media at Birkbeck College, University of London. He completed his PhD in 'New Queer Horror in Film and Television' at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2013 (Supervised by Prof. Mandy Merck).
Darren has also previously worked as a Film Curator and Programmer for the BFI (British Film Institute), Mainline Pictures (Screen Cinema chain), The Odyssey Cinema, St Albans, and was the Film Manager for the Film Education Consortium for Hertfordshire (2007-2010). He is currently also known online as the http://www.queerhorrordoctor.com
Tutor of the Year 2018
University of Hertfordshire
Awarded Tutor of the Year at the University of Hertfordshire's Annual Vice Chancellor's Awards.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy