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Stephen Dawkins

Associate Head of School (Student Experience)

Associate Professor


Main Duties: Associate Head of School for Student Experience in the School of Media and Performing Arts.


  • P.G.C.E., English and Communications, University of Leicester
  • B.A (Hons), Communication Studies, Polytechnic of Wales (University of Glamorgan)
  • M.A., Cultural Studies, University of Leeds

Selected outputs

  • Jones, S. and Dawkins, S. (2017) Contemplation in Chungking. Immersive, 360-degree documentary and critical reflection on peer-reviewed website. Screenworks, Volume 7.1.
  • Jones, S. and Dawkins, S. (2018) ‘The Sensorama Revisited: Evaluating the application of multi-sensory input on the sense of presence in 360-degree immersive film in virtual reality’ In: Jung T., tom Dieck M. (eds) Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. Progress in IS. Springer, Cham.
  • Jones, S. and Dawkins, S. (2018) The Harlot’s Charter: A Manifesto for Immersive Experiential Film.
  • Jones, S. and Dawkins, S. (2018) Shameful Conquest. Immersive, 360-degree documentary. Official selection in Seattle, Los Angeles, Dublin and Aesthetica film festivals. Winner of the Camarthen Bay Film Festival.
  • Jones, S. and Dawkins, S. (2019) ‘Walking in someone else’s shoes: creating empathy in the practice of immersive film’. Journal of Media Practice and Education, Volume 19, Issue 3.
  • Mikelli, D. and Dawkins, S. (2020) ‘VR kaleidoscope: reconfiguring space and place through community-based media literacy interventions’. Journal of Media Practice and Education. Volume 20, Issue 1.
  • Dawkins, S., Wright, B., Speculand, J., Mikelli, D. (2019) AR Prison Break. Augmented Reality experience. SPARK Festival: Hong Kong (January 2019).
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