Steven Speed

Job Title and Responsibilities

Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for:
BA (hons) Digital Content Creation
BA (hons) Games Journalism and PR
BA (hons) Photojournalism


About Me

Steven is an award-winning editor, writer, photographer and digital media artist who has worked in the media for over 15 years. Steven's approach to teaching and learning is to create an atmosphere where students can adapt and personalise their work in line with their interests. Passionate about employability, Steven has co-created the Digital Content Creation course with a focus on emerging technologies and employer expectations.


BA (hons) Photography and Literature
MA Communication Media
Currently a PhD candidate at Manchester University


Professional Memberships and Activities



Media and Social Movements

Research Interests

Steven is currently working on an ethnographic project about agroecology. His interests are more widely on the media and social movements.

Selected publications

Speed. S., (2018) The Battle of Barton Moss. In Geelan, Torsten, González Hernando, Marcos, Walsh, Peter William (Eds). From Financial Crisis to Social Change 129-148. Palgrave MacMillan.

Speed. S., (2017) Evicting Manchester’s Street Homeless. In Vickie Cooper & David Whyte (Eds). The Violence Of Austerity 203-211. Pluto Press.

Current Teaching

Level 6:
Journalism Portfolio
Final Project
Work Placement and Career Development
Contextual Essay
Photojournalism In Context


Steven Speed
School of Computing and Digital Technology
Staffordshire University
Flaxman Building
College Road
t: +44 (0)1782 294940