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Dr Sarah Haynes

Liverpool Screen School

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

Dr Sarah Haynes is Subject lead for Media Production, Film Studies and Journalism.
Her background covers film, video, interactive and immersive media and ranges from working in production to community media work, further education and higher education, teaching, research and programme management.
As Subject Leader for Media Production, Film Studies and Journalism at the Liverpool Screen School, Liverpool John Moores University she leads three very successful practice based subject areas with students from level 3 Foundation to PhD. She has experience of all levels of HE education, managing the resources of practical media programmes, working with industry and professional bodies. Sarah also leads on employability and collaborating with international partners. Sarah's teaching experience covers theory and practice and her research interests include, Interactive Narrative, Digital Storytelling, Participatory Culture, Memory and writing.


2019, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, PhD
2011, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MA Writing
1998, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MA Multimedia

Academic appointments

Subject Lead, Media Production, Film Studies and Journalism, Liverpool Screen School, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present

Journal article

Haynes S. 2022. Journeys through Narrative Space Writing in Practice, :30-41 Publisher Url Public Url

Haynes S. 2021. RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY.How the bricolage of the Internet encourages, stores and presents society’s collective memory and individuals’ private recollection. Viewfinder magazine, Publisher Url Public Url


Haynes S. 2019. 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


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

Conference presentation:

Where Did You Go Today? A Brief History of Narrative Space. Where Will You Go Tomorrow? The Future of Narrative Space., International Moving Image Cultures Conference 2023, Jakarta, Indonesia, Oral presentation. 2023

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

Research Grants Awarded:

Screenskills, HETV Skills fund school careers roadshow Liverpool, Rachel Mclean, Grant value (£): 20,000, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2023

Office for Students, Short Courses Challenge, Sarah Haynes LJMU. Zoe Wallace Agent Academy, Grant value (£): 121,339, Duration of research project: 4 months. 2021

External committees:

Executive Committee, Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association, 2022

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

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