Tom Poultney - Head of HE Creative Arts

Tom Poultney is the Head of Department for Higher Education Creative Arts. Tom has worked across the Art Enterprise and Photography degrees at Leeds City College.

Tom is a practicing artist and is interested in many forms of creative practice; current research is focussed on internet culture, and particularly the creation of online communities through the development of new forms of communication.

Research Interests:

  • Memes
  • Internet culture
  • Folk art
  • Surveillance
  • Phenomenology

Ryan Woods - Programme Manager

Ryan Woods is the Programme Manager for Film and Screen Media. Ryan is experienced in documentary production and seen his work in international film festivals.

Through his varied career he has worked with businesses producing promotional and corporate video, worked on live music events for BBC introducing West Yorkshire and worked for Apple.

With a research interest in psychology and mythology he highlights personal and collective psychological processes to watching film.