Dr Andrew Burn

Andrew is Reader in Education and New Media in the Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media at the Institute of Education. He teaches on the MA in Media, Culture & Communication, supervises research students, and works on funded research projects in the field of media and young people.

He has published work on many aspects of the media, including the use of horror films in schools, young people’s production work with digital equipment, and the semiotics of computer games.

He is interested in the adaptation of theories of multimodality to describe and analyse media texts, and has published a research methods book developing this approach, with Dr David Parker, Head of Research at the British Film Institute.

He has previously taught English, Drama and Media Studies in comprehensive schools for over twenty years. He has been a Head of English and an Assistant Principal at his last school, Parkside Community College in Cambridge, where his main role was to direct the school’s media arts specialism: it was the first specialist Media Arts College in the country.

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