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James Smith

James is Course Leader on BA (Hons) Photography.

I have worked in advertising and editorial photography for a range of clients.  Work undertaken includes producing images for literature to promote clients ranging from the Brathey Trust, a youth development initiative to Eversheds business lawyers. I have held the position of the British Mountaineering Councils official photographer, covering events such as the finals of the World Climbing Championship in Birmingham.

In January 2009 I enrolled on the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research at Lancaster University. I am currently researching the implementation of Governmental Policy within the University, using an implementation staircase to track policy from Government through Institution, Management and Academic staff to Students.  I am involved in research looking at the implementation of Policy within the School of University, using situational analysis to assess current thinking and pedagogic practice within this area. I am also registered with the Institute for Learning.


  • 2016: Chair of Panel at The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium
  • 2004-2005: Series of exhibitions with a diverse group of photographers, exhibiting at Photofusion, London; Dean Clough, Halifax; Picture House, Leicester and Waterstones Nottingham.