Dr Ed Vollans

Teaching Fellow

Programme Director MA Media & Advertising, Director of MCS Employability

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Room 3.13 Bankfield House

Email: ev60@le.ac.uk

Tel: 0116 223 1816


My research interests explore the promotional culture of the entertainment industries, how they promote, market and position themselves within the wider popular sphere. Specifically focusing on film and videogame promotion my work has explored the emergence of trailers for the games industry, and audience reception of film promotion.

‘I hold an MSc from the University Of Edinburgh, and my PhD from the University of East Anglia awarded in 2015. My research interests explore the promotional culture of the entertainment industries, how they promote, market, and position themselves within the wider sphere: specifically focusing on film and videogame industries and short-form audio-visual promotion. My work has explored the emergence of trailers for the games industry, shift in arts marketing in a digital context and the reception of film promotion. I am a member of the Royal Society of the Arts and the Creative Industries federation having previously worked as a journalist, for the Economic and Social Research Council and at a number of Higher Education institutions across the UK.

Alongside my administrative duties I teach a range of modules including but not limited to Advertising and Promotion in a Digital Age, and Critical Games Studies. I am particularly interested in the intersection of media practice with teaching and how these might be used to shape pedagogy and research.’

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