Robert Munro joined Queen Margaret University as Lecturer in Digital Media and Communication in 2018, having completed his PhD in Film Studies earlier that year, also at QMU. Robert previously taught undergraduate Film and Media Studies at QMU from 2015 to 2017.
Robert has worked in the media industries and third sector, most recently bringing his experience in film and media education to a charity using film as a learning tool for children and young people.
Robert’s research interests have mainly focused on Scottish cinema, investigating issues of literary adaptation, film production, representation and cultural policy within a small national cinema. Robert is also interested in research into the provision and effectiveness of film and media education in Scotland, particularly outside formal education settings.
Active research interests:
Cultural Policy, Digital Media Industries, Film Adaptation, National Cinema, Media Education, Audiovisual Essays, Film Genre, Media Convergence
Textual Analysis, Production Studies, Media Economics, Discourse Analysis, Political Economy
Robert teaches on undergraduate modules focused around Digital Media Industries and has a variety of teaching experience. He has previously taught on modules such as Introduction to Film Studies, Media Consumption, Media Industries, Film Genre, Narrative and Representation, Contemporary Hollywood, Crime Fiction, World Cinema and Independent Research Project.
2019 Winner of STaR (Student Teaching and Representation) Award. Category: Engaging Assessment & Feedback