Dr. Richard Hewett

School of Arts and Media

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Contact Details

MediaCityUK 2.08a

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Current positions

Lecturer in Media Theory


I have been a lecturer in Media Theory at Salford since 2015. I have contributed articles to The Journal of British Film and Television, Critical Studies in Television, The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, and Adaptation. His book, The Changing Spaces of Television Acting, was published by Manchester University Press in 2017. I have also presented papers at various events, including Glasgow’s 21st International Screen Studies conference, and gave a keynote at the University of York’s Playing the Small Screen.

Areas of research

Television, History, Performance, Adaptation, Archive


I currently lead several modules on the BA Television and Radio programme, including Media Texts, Television Genres and British TV Fictions. I would be interested in supervising PhDs on British television fiction (historical and contemporary), adaptation for television, and screen performance.

Research Interests

Research interests include television acting, changing production contexts (in particular the switch in Britain from multi-camera studio to single camera location) and adaptation.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD (University of Nottingham 2012)
  • MA History of Film and Visual Media (Birkbeck College University of London 2010)
  • BA (Hons) Creative Arts (MMU Cheshire 1995)


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) Media 
  • Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS) The Southern Broadcasting History Group (SBHG)