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Research interests

Dr Sharon Coleclough is Senior Lecturer in Digital Film Practice. She gained her PhD from the University of Salford in 2014 with a dissertation which explored the relationships between acting and technology in cinema. Her research moves between theory and practice but focusses on the relationships between the aesthetics and storytelling of film and the technology which makes those choices possible, her most recent publication looks at the use of sound within the cinematic city. She has a special interest in sound in cinema and in computer gaming with the focus of new research directions upon differently abled gamers.

Sharon is also involved in The Laptop Tour an interdisciplinary project which she co-created in Baltimore, USA.  The focus of the project is to challenge the ways in which music performance is accessed and to find new ways to create performances in a variety of spaces through filmed and live streamed events.

Supervisory Interests

German Expressionist Cinema

Sound in Film and Game

The City in Cinema

American Independent Cinema



Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Salford

1 Apr 20111 May 2014

Bachelor, Staffordshire University

1 Oct 199525 May 1998

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Cinema Arts & Humanities
Sound Arts & Humanities
Expressionism Arts & Humanities
Storytelling Arts & Humanities
Aesthetics Arts & Humanities
Music Performance Arts & Humanities
Gaming Arts & Humanities
Laptop Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2019 2019

Berlin - Belonging and not belonging in the noise of the city

Coleclough, S., 31 May 2019, In : Expressionismus. 9, p. 99-108 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Modern Cities

Activities 2017 2018

  • 3 Oral presentation

Sound and Performance in Film

Sharon Coleclough (Presenter)
9 Mar 2018

Activity: External talk or presentationOral presentation

Sonic Scrying - The Future is Past

Sharon Coleclough (Presenter)
8 Jun 2017

Activity: External talk or presentationOral presentation

Classical Music Performance in the 21st Century - The Laptop Tour

Sharon Coleclough (Presenter)
31 May 2017

Activity: External talk or presentationOral presentation