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    Claire is Professor of Culture, Communication and Screen Studies, Co-Director of the Centre for Human Animal Studies, and Associate Head of the English and Creative Arts department. She has held academic posts at Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Hope University and University of Brighton. She joined Edge Hill University as a professor in 2012 and was the founding Director of the Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE). She established the Centre for Human Animal Studies (CfHAS) in 2014. Claire's publications include the monographs Memento (2010), Popular Media and Animals (2011) and Animals, Anthropomorphism and Mediated Encounters (2020). 

    Current projects:

    PI: 'Multispecies storytelling: more-than-human narratives about landscape' (AHRC AH/T006188/1).

    PI: UKRI AHRC funded 'Multisensory multispecies storytelling to engage disadvantaged groups in changing landscapes' project (AHRC AH/T012293/1).

    PI: 'Public perceptions of 'dangerous dogs'' 

    Research interests

    Media, film and animal studies

    Critical Animal Studies

    (un)sustainable consumption

    Eco-media and eco-criticism

    American independent cinema

    Media, film and activism

    Film and politics

    Cultural history

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification


    Contemporary Media and Cultural Studies, MA

    Design (Audio Visual Communications), BA


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