Dr Sharon Coleclough

Senior Lecturer

Digital, Tech, Innovation & Business

I’m a Senior Lecturer in Film and Sound Design and Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Sound Design, with a background which covers commercial content production through to art projects including moving image elements with everything in between.

My background mixes practice and theory and I believe that understanding why you are doing something is as important as the how you will achieve it. To this end my work and research looks to combine theory and practice and to consider how technology helps artistic expression and ambition. I look at the use of technology in film and acting, as well as considering genre and representation in film and television. I have published works internationally on sound and lighting in cinema, with pieces also published about cinema and death, the use of zombie fiction and controversy/representation in film.

I taught for five years in the USA working closely with sound recording programmes to ensure that students had a flexible skill set that they could take forwards into industry. This means I am familiar with varied DAW’s and studio configurations when recording or working in sound environments.

I specialise in working with musicians to create moving image content that communicates their performance and online presence, recently editing music videos for a Grammy nominated artist.

Professional memberships and activities

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Jury member for the Beeston International Film Festival

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, ‘Cinematic Performance’, University of Salford.
  • BA (Hons) Film, Television and Radio Studies, Staffordshire University.


  • Representation through technology of cinema
  • Editing
  • Sound Design – visual and non-visual applications
  • Lighting and Diversity on screen
  • Zombie Fiction/Death Studies and film
  • Screenwriting

Research interests

  • Currently has capacity for a first supervision in one of the areas of interest below.

    • Representation in Cinema
    • Practice based research – moving image and audio – representation and beyond
    • Diversity through technology in film and television
    • Death and cinematic expression
    • Sound Design and cinematic memory
    • Camera and lens technology
    • Editing – Meaning and technique
    • Colour Correction



  • Film Production – craft skills/application/theory
  • Post-production – Editing and Colour Correction
  • Sound Design – Visual and Non-Visual application
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction Filmmaking
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction Scriptwriting
  • Research Skills
  • Independent projects
  • Dissertation projects



  • Film Production (Fiction and Non-Fiction)
  • Sound Design and application
  • Interactive Film
  • Genre Theory
  • Representation Theory


Coleclough, S., Lulkowska, A., and Steventon, S. (2023) Inclusive curatorial strategies: A case study of an interdisciplinary conference and festival: Communities and Communication. Journal of Arts & Communities, Volume 14, Issue Spaces of Reconnection, Jun 2023, p. 53 - 70

If we could just talk to the creature: The Cognizant Zombie in TV Fiction in Faith and the Zombie – 2023 Ed Simon Bacon – McFarland Press.

It’s a Question of Degrees: Morality, Justice, and Revenge in Telefantasy. Revenant Journal. Dec 2022. https://www.revenantjournal.com/contents/its-a-question-of-degrees-morality-justice-and-revenge-in-telefantasy/

So Many Ways to be an Outsider: ‘Nerdism’ and Ethnicity as Signifiers of otherness, Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal. 2022.https://exchanges.warwick.ac.uk/index.php/exchanges/article/view/859

S.Coleclough. Méliès – léger d’écran, Journal of Early Popular Visual Culture 2022. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17460654.2022.2076357?src=

S. Coleclough. Endure, Not Cure Rammbock and Pandemic Experience. Apparatus (12). 2021, http://www.apparatusjournal.net/index.php/apparatus/article/view/251

S. Coleclough. Being Seen. Inclusivity in Lighting. Learning Onscreen (114). 2020. https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/viewfinder/articles/being-seen-inclusivity-in-lightings/

S. Coleclough BAME Actors in the Spotlight. [Teaching Resource]2020. https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/bob-librarian-and-t...

S. Coleclough. Can You Hear Me? Viewfinder Magazine Learning Onscreen (116). 2020. https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/viewfinder/articles...

S. Coleclough. Rausch und Lärm der Stadt. Expressionismus 09 Rausch, 09. pp. 99-108. 2019. https://neofelis-verlag.de/verlagsprogramm/zeitsch...

External profiles

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