Jonathan teaches a range of modules at undergraduate level including Introduction to Screenwriting, Creative Careers
and Screenwriting Project.
He is also a television/radio comedy writer and has written sketch and stand-up material for a range of shows such as That Mitchell and Webb Look, That Mitchell and Webb Sound, Scallywagga, School of Comedy, Ask Rhod Gilbert and Bearded Ladies.
His teaching/research interests include screenwriting and British television history and he is especially passionate about helping screenwriting students follow their ambitions and get their work out into the ‘real world’!
Jonathan gained a BA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Derby in 2001, an MA in Writing for Performance and Publication from the University of Leeds and a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from Sheffield Hallam University in 2011. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
His teaching/research interests include screenwriting and British television history and he is especially passionate about helping my screenwriting students follow their ambitions and get their work out into the ‘real world’!
Specialist areas of interest
College of Social Sciences and Arts
Stage and Screen
BA Film Studies and Screenwriting
Introduction to Screenwriting
Writing and Selling Screenplays
Screenwriting and Professional Practice
A study of women in stand-up comedy: the comedy club as work place
Jon teaches screenwriting, the screenwriter in film history, contemporary British TV and screenwriting and professional practice. He has recently written material for the BBC One panel show Ask Rhod Gilbert.