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Matthew Lea

Senior Lecturer

Department of Film and Media

Matthew Lea, Senior Lecturer


Matthew is a photographer and academic who comes from an editorial background, having worked on the picture desk for various national newspapers and magazines. His main area of academic research centres around participatory photography.

He is currently in the process of researching a PhD thesis on how therapeutic photography can help improve the lives of people living with young-onset and early stage dementia. Matthew is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Further information

Further to Matthew’s experience working for national newspapers and magazines, he has also freelanced for clients including: The Sunday Telegraph, The Observer Life Magazine, Elle magazine and Vogue. In the last 20 years Matthew has also had various solo and group exhibitions across the UK and Europe.

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Media Production

Are you riding the wave of the new generation of content creation? Learn to bring your stories to life through ever-changing media platforms and create your own professional future.