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Matthew Lea

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies

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

Solent’s three-year media production programme is the ideal way to sharpen your content creation skills and attain the mixed media skillset that industry employers are looking...