Robin Heap


Digital, Tech, Innovation & Business

I am a lecturer, artist and filmmaker, specialising in stop motion animation development and production. As an independent animation director, I have created a number of short-film works, most recently the stop motion short ‘Flower and the Girl’ with Breakneck films, London, which recent positive reception nationally and internationally.

Professional memberships and activities

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Academic qualifications

  • MA Animation, Glyndwr University.
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • PGCE – Glyndwr University
  • BA (Hons) Film and Video Production, Derby University


  • Drawing
  • Model & Puppet Fabrication
  • Traditional and digital figurative Sculpture
  • Stop motion cinematography
  • Video post-production
  • Puppet animation
  • Character design
  • Story Art / Storyboarding


  • Story Art & Storyboarding
  • Animation Principles
  • Stop motion animation production techniques
  • Drawing / Life drawing
  • Figure Sculpture
  • Collaborative production skills
  • Short Film development and production
  • Post-production skills
  • Model design and Fabrication
  • Puppet making


  • ‘Bricks and Mortar’, 2010, Liverpool
  • Empty, Swept and Garnished Paperback – 1 July 2005
in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021