Richard VickersDeputy head of School of Film & Media / University of Lincoln
Richard Vickers is the Acting Head of the School of Film & Media at the University of Lincoln, in the UK. Richard has close links with the media industry and has been an active member of the British Academy of Film & Television Arts since 2004 and is a judge for the annual BAFTA Film Awards and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. Richard’s research has two main focuses; the first is at the intersection of media, culture and technology, focussing on the area of networked convergent/emerging media, exploring the creative opportunities and societal/cultural impact. He is exploring the notion of expanded documentary: due in part to the democratisation of technology and a culture of participation, documentary is no longer fixed to an anthropological gaze and didactic strategy, and now encompasses diverse practices and disperse forms. The second focus of his research is that of exploring and utilising digital technologies for innovations in learning. He is currently working on a number of projects that aim to develop more open, interdisciplinary and collaborative pedagogical frameworks. Much of this is work is undertaken collaboratively between Richard and the co_LAB team at the University of Lincoln, as well as a network of national and international partners.