Anthony Killick

Humanities and Social Science

Dr Anthony Killick is a lecturer in Media, Culture and Communication at Liverpool John Moores University. His research and writing focus on culture, politics and urban development, and he is currently co-investigator on the People and Dancefloors research project, a collaboration with colleagues from the University of Greenwich and Coventry University.

Anthony has a particular responsibility as the MCC programme's Collaborative Link Tutor, working with the university's international partners in Dubai, Singapore and Sub-saharan Africa to deliver LJMU curricula within their respective localities.

His previous work at the University of Leeds and the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity focuses on the relation between cultural practices and forms of social and environmental sustainability. In 2017 he completed a Ph.D. on film festivals, activism and urban regeneration, and has worked as a creative practitioner and filmmaker on numerous community-led cultural projects.


2017, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom, PhD
2013, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, Masters

Academic appointments

Lecturer, Humanities and Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present
Researcher, Media and Communication, University of Leeds, 2017 - 2019
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Media, Edge Hill University, 2014 - 2017

Journal article

Zampini GF, Buck-Matthews E, Killick A, Salter L. 2021. We, ourselves and us: Tensions of identity, intersubjectivity and positionality stemming from the people and dancefloors project. The International journal on drug policy, 98 :103096 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Killick A. 2020. Arts and social sustainability: Promoting intergenerational relations through community theatre Journal of Applied Arts & Health, 3 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Killick A. 2019. Resisting the Creative Economy on Liverpool’s North Shore: Art-Based Political Communication in Practice Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, 14 :1-17 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Kilick A. 2017. Building a Small Cinema: Resisting Neoliberal Colonization in Liverpool Architecture_MPS, 12 DOI Publisher Url Public Url


Killick A, Oakley K. 2020. ‘You’re Always On, and You’re Always Lively’: Young People and Creative Work Banks M, Oakley K. Cultural Industries and the Environmental Crisis New Approaches for Policy :125-137 Springer 9783030493837 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Killick A. 2020. Re-thinking Human Rights Film Festivals: A Radical Perspective Presence S, Newsinger J, Wayne M. Contemporary Radical Film Culture Networks, Organisations and Activists :163-175 Routledge. Oxon 9781138543614 Author Url Publisher Url

Killick A. 2016. Cinema, Activism and Opposition The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics :77-79 Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions. Oxon, United Kingdom 9781138391680 Author Url Publisher Url

Killick A. 2015. Film Festivals and Counter-hegemony Funda B. İşçi Filmleri, Öteki "Sinemalar" :279-291 YORDAM KİTAP. Ankara 9786051720753 Author Url Publisher Url


Kilick A. 2017. Building a Small Cinema in Liverpool Publisher Url Public Url

Editorial boards:

Journal of Class and Culture, Editorial board, 2021

Conference presentation:

Constructing Inter-generational Arts Space: Places and Potentialities, 25th APDR Workshop Social Innovation Towards Sustainability: Embracing Contemporary Challenges for Regional Development, University of Coimbra, Portugal, Oral presentation. 2020

Employability and the Entrepreneurial Mindset, Employability: expanding the narrative for a rapidly changing world, Open University, UK, Oral presentation. 2020

Inter-generational Relations: The (potential) Role of Arts and Cultural Practice, Building Bridges in Applied Arts and Health, University of Wolverhampton, UK, Oral presentation. 2019

Regeneration and Resistance: Art-based Political Communication on Liverpool’s North Shore Dock, ECREA 7th European Communication Conference (ECC) “Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation”, Lugano, Switzerland, Oral presentation. 2017

Building a Small Cinema: Modernity and the Neoliberal City, NECS: European Network for Cinema Studies Conference, Potsdam, Germany, Oral presentation. 2016

Engaging Radical Film Cultures: Research as Practice, Screen conference, Glasgow, UK, Oral presentation. 2016

Cinemas as Commons: Community Projects in the Neoliberal City, Digital-Cultural Ecology and the Medium-sized City, Bristol, UK, Oral presentation. 2016

Building a Small Cinema: Modernity and the Neo-liberal City, The Fabric of Culture, Media and Myth in Small Cinemas, Valletta, Malta, Oral presentation. 2015

Other invited event:

Gentrification on Film: Documenting Neighbourhood Struggles, Zagreb, Croatia, Curated three day program of public talks and films, in collaboration with the Cultural Institute of Croatia and the Subversive Film Festival. 2019

Local Heroes: Community Cinema Reloaded, Berlin International Film Festival, Talk delivered at the Berlin International Film Festival on community cinema building. 2017

What is Radical Film?, Leeds International Film Festival, Talk delivered at the Leeds International Film Festival on the subject of sustaining alternative film cultures. 2015