Dr. Leslie McMurtry

School of Arts and Media

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Contact Details

Media City 2.08

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Current positions

Lecturer in Radio Studies

Areas of research

Radio, Audio, Podcast, Drama, Adaptation


  • Sonic Cultures
  • Radio Cultures
  • Media Texts
  • Media Institutions

Research Interests

Particular areas of interest are gender, race/ethnicity and radio; podcasts; Gothic/horror audio drama; dialect and Anglo-American relations; transmedia of audio drama (comics, silent film); empirical experiments on imagery generation through aural drama; film/television sound.

I also write about fan studies (particularly Doctor Who and fanzines); Gothic horror; Victorian literature/culture; and the American Revolution.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD, English (radio drama)
  • MA Creative and Media Writing
  • BA, English and French