Andrew Douglas Higson

Andrew Douglas Higson


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Personal profile


Greg Dyke Professor of Film and Television, School of Arts and Creative Technologies (formerly Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media), University of York, UK. Head of Department, 2010-2017. Previously at University of East Anglia, 1986-2009.

Director, 'Screen Industries Growth Network', awarded £4.9m by Research England, 2019-2021.

Co-Director, 'XR Stories: Innovations in Storytelling in the Age of Interaction and Immersivity', awarded £5.5 million by the AHRC, under its Creative Industries Clusters Programme, 2018-2021.

Co_investigator, 'Beyond the Multiplex: Audiences for Specialised Films in the English regions', awarded £725,000 by the AHRC (£85k to York), 2017-2020. Led by the University of Glasgow.

Project Leader (PI), ‘Mediating Cultural Encounters Through European Screens’, awarded €1 million by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area), 2013-2016, jointly with University of Copenhagen and Free University of Brussels (VUB) (York contribution: £340,382).

Lead Applicant, ‘Anglia Television at the East Anglian Film Archive’, awarded £412,000 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council under their Resource Enhancement scheme, 2006-2008.

Lead Applicant, UEA (East Anglian Film Archive) contribution to a regional, HEIF-funded consortium, the Film and Digital Media Exchange, 2004-06 (£100,000)

Project Director, ‘The British Cinema History Project’, awarded £316,997 by the Arts and Humanities Research Board under their Resource Enhancement scheme, 2001-2004.