Ross Adamson

Ross taught EFL for several years in the Japan, the UK and Ecuador before completing his MA in Media Assisted Language Teaching at the University of Brighton. He subsequently worked for three years as a research officer on ‘The Playground Project’ at The Institute of Education (UCL), University of London. The project investigated children’s learning through computer game design. In 2004 he became lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Brighton specialising in television factual programming, digital storytelling, and first person documentary theory.

Ross’s research focuses on digital storytelling and documentary filmmaking as educational practices. He is currently completing the Ed.D Creative and Media Education focusing on research into undergraduate experiences of documentary filmmaking.

Besides his teaching commitments, current work includes being lead on a community engagement project ‘Moving Stories’ which is investigating practices of digital storytelling with secondary school migrant children. He is also co-investigator on an EU funded project, ‘StoryAbroad’, investigating the potential for digital storytelling to deepen understandings of experiences abroad for young disadvanted people.