Sarah Haynes

Liverpool Screen School

Sarah Haynes is Head of Media Production.
The department is home to BA (Hons) Media Production. A programme that prepares students for a career in the Media. Graduates of the programme are flexible, confident storytellers across a range of media platforms from television, to online, mobile to big screens. Students with an understanding of the contemporary media landscape, a firm academic foundation and a raft of digital media and production skills are more able to move into a range of occupations and industries when they graduate.

The course is accredited by Creative Skillset. The Creative Skillset Tick is the quality mark identifying the courses that best prepares an individual for a career in the Creative Industries. As Creative Skillset reports, “students completing ticked degree programmes are three times more likely to be employed within the Creative Industries than students completing non-ticked degrees.” (Creative Skillset)

Sarah’s career and education spans theatre, photography, film / video production, writing and new media. Her research explores the opportunities digital technology affords for collaboration in writing fiction and the potential for new reading experiences. Sarah is currently registered on a PhD exploring participatory online fiction.


2011, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MA Writing
1998, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MA Multimedia

Academic appointments

Head of Media Production, Liverpool Screen School, Liverpool John Moores University, 2013 - present


Isabella Emslie, Ivan Unwin, Sarah Haynes, Mike Stubbs and Dick Powell . NORTH FACE, MOVIOLA AT THE BLUECOAT GALLERY, LIVERPOOL


Haynes S. The Memory Store: A collaborative online fiction, which explores the opportunities for participatory narrative experiences afforded by the shared space of the Internet Cole C, McLean R. Public Url

Conference organisation:

The Storymaking Symposium was a one day Symposium organized in collaboration with the ICC (Institute of Cultural Capital) and supported by the MeCCSA Practice Network., Conference organiser, 2017

Conference presentation:

A Toolkit for Fictional World Building, Mix2017, Bath Spa University, Workshop. 2017

An approach to authoring / designing an online storytelling project, The Memory Store., Storytelling and Place Symposium, The George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling, University of South Wales, Cardiff, Oral presentation. 2017

The Memory Store, Building Reader Communities., The writer as catalyst and collaborator, Creative Conversations, Greenwich University, Oral presentation. 2016

The Memory Store, Mix Digital 03, Strand: The New Publishing: Multimodality and Participation, Bath Spa University, Oral presentation. 2015

An approach to authoring/designing an online particpatory novel, The Memory Store, Language and Voice, Aberystwyth University, Oral presentation. 2015

External collaboration:, Tate Liverpool, Sarah Haynes - The Memory Store Workshop at Tate, Liverpool. 2017

Membership of professional bodies:

Institutional Membership, Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association, 2013

Teaching qualification:

PG CE in FE & HE. 2006