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    Claire is Professor of Film, Television and Digital Media, Co-Director of the Centre for Human Animal Studies, and Institute for Social Responsibility (ISR) Professorial Fellow. 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 is PI for the UKRI AHRC funded network 'Multispecies storytelling: more-than-human narratives about landscape' (AH/T006188/1) which runs from 2019 until 2021. She is also PI on the UKRI AHRC funded 'Multisensory multispecies storytelling to engage disadvantaged groups in changing landscapes' project (AH/T012293/1).

    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

    Education/Academic qualification


    Contemporary Media and Cultural Studies, MA

    Design (Audio Visual Communications), BA

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    Research Output

    Animals, Anthropomorphism and Mediated Encounters

    PARKINSON, CLAIRE., 8 Aug 2019, Routeledge. 176 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Animal stars: a critical view of creaturely celebrity

    Parkinson, C., 21 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Pathways to Veganism: Exploring Effective Messages in Vegan Transition

    PARKINSON, CLAIRE., TWINE, RICHARD. & GRIFFIN, NAOMI., Jun 2019, Edge Hill University. 141 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportProject report

    Open Access
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    Animal bodies and embodied visuality

    Parkinson, C., 31 Dec 2018, In : Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture. 46, p. 51-64

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Animal Cruelty and Reality Television: A Critical Review

    Molloy, C., 2016, Animal Cruelty: A multidisciplinary approach to understanding. Second edition. Brewster, M. P. & Reyes, C. L. (eds.). Carolina Academic Press, p. 379-395

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Projects

    Digital Animalities

    Berland, J., Aloi, G., Benson, E., Brower, M., LaMarre, T., McKay, R., PARKINSON, C., Pick, A., Shukin, N., Tyler, T. & Wells, P.


    Project: Research


    Dangerous Dogs: Breed Specific Legislation inquiry written evidence DDL0200

    CLAIRE PARKINSON (Participant)

    13 Jun 2018

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