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Clive  Thirlwall

Clive Thirlwall

Technical Instructor

School of Media Arts and Technology

023 8201 3296 ext. 3296 Room no. RM606


Clive gained a degree in electronics from Manchester University (UMIST) in 1974. He had an exciting industry career in research & development and technical support working for companies such as Sony and Pro-Bel.

He worked on projects such as:

  • Digital television conversion.
  • The first digital video recorder.
  • The development of high definition camera technologies and production facilities.

After leaving Sony in early 2000, Clive joined the broadcast manufacturer, Pro-Bel, working in technical support for automation systems. Late in the same year, Clive was honoured with a fellowship from the British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society (BKSTS).

Following corporate restructuring in 2001, Clive left Pro-Bel and decided on a change of direction, so he joined Southampton Institute (now Southampton Solent University) to help support teaching. He worked mainly in the video and electronics topics as part of the media technology programme.

Clive’s laboratory classes teach the very practical nature of understanding how equipment and systems work as well as how to problem solve when they don’t!