Our Staff

The School of Digital Arts is home to staff from a wide range of disciplines, who are research active and experts in their chosen areas. They also enjoy well-established links to the wider creative media, arts and digital tech industries in Manchester, across the country and internationally.

Toby Heys

Professor Toby Heys
Head of SODA

Jill Griffiths

Jill Griffiths
Deputy Head of SODA

Kirsty Fairclough

Dr Kirsty Fairclough
Reader in Screen Studies

Paul Bason

Paul Bason
Director of Digital Innovation

Marsha Courneya

Marsha Courneya
Senior Research Assistant

Elfed Howells

Elfed Howells
Reader in Industrial Engagement

Dr David Jackson

Dr David Jackson
Lecturer in Digital Visualisation and Research Associate

Andrew King

Andrew King
Senior Lecturer
International Lead

Roger McKinley

Roger McKinley
Research Associate

Paul Proctor

Paul Proctor
Curriculum Design and Education Lead

Beth Senior

Beth Senior
Senior Lecturer and Outreach Lead