Dr Stuart Borthwick

Academic Registry

I am an Assistant Academic Registrar with responsibility for leading the University's Student Governance team. Assistant Academic Registrars ensure consistency with academic and governance policy, processes and the procedural framework that underpins the management of the student’s relationship with their academic programmes and contract. Assistant Academic Registrars also support the Registrar and Academic Registrar and work in partnership with the Faculties and Professional Services to deliver service excellence and safeguard the quality and standards of University awards.

Within Student Governance, the team manage processes around academic appeals, complaints, student behaviour and discipline, student criminal convictions, Fitness to Practise and Fitness to Study.

My academic background is in interdisciplinary cultural studies, particularly the study of popular music and popular culture. From 2001 to 2013, I led the University's BA Popular Music Studies programme.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Member of the Association of University Administrators.

I am chair of the trustees of Writing on the Wall, a registered charity and limited company. Writing on the Wall is a dynamic, Liverpool-based community organisation that coordinates projects and events that celebrate writing in all its forms. Writing on the Wall is part of Arts Council England's National Portfolio of regularly funded organisations.

In recent years, I have developed a research interest in visual representations of conflict in Northern Ireland. In 2015, I published a photographic monograph entitled "The Writing on the Wall: A Visual History of Northern Ireland's Troubles" (Bluecoat Press). Ongoing work in this area is publicised on https://twitter.com/IREmurals

After a period of research, I am currently finishing a book entitled "Positive Vibrations: The Politics of Reggae" for Reaktion Books, to be published in Spring 2022.

Degrees

1999, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
1997, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, PhD
1992, Liverpool Polytechnic (CNAA), UK, BA (hons) Media and Cultural Studies

Academic appointments

External Examiner, Media Studies, University of Lincoln, 2019 - present
Faculty Registrar, Liverpool John Moores University, 2013 - present
External Examiner, University of Huddersfield, 2011 - 2015
External Examiner, University of Derby, 2004 - 2009
External Examiner, Warrington Collegiate, 1999 - 2004

Highlighted publications

Borthwick S. 2015. The Writing on the Wall: A Visual History of Northern Ireland's Troubles :1-240 Bluecoat Press. Liverpool 978-1908457271 Author Url Publisher Url

Book

Borthwick S. 2022. Positive Vibrations Politics, Politricks and the Story of Reggae Reaktion Books 9781789145694

Borthwick S. 2022. Positive Vibrations Politics, Politricks and the Story of Reggae Reaktion Books 9781789145700

Borthwick S, Moy R. 2020. Popular Music Genres An Introduction Routledge 9781136733802

Borthwick BS. 2020. Popular Music Genres An Introduction Edinburgh University Press 9781474428767

Borthwick S. 2015. The Writing on the Wall: A Visual History of Northern Ireland's Troubles :1-240 Bluecoat Press. Liverpool 978-1908457271 Author Url Publisher Url

Borthwick S, Moy R. 2004. Popular Music Genres Edinburgh University Press 9780748617456

Borthwick S, Moy R. 2004. Popular Music Genres 9780748617456

Artefact

Borthwick S. 2010. The Writing on the Wall: Murals in Belfast 2008-10

Borthwick S, Ervine M, Devenney, D , Docherty M, Lyons M, Morrison P. 2008. Mural celebrating the links between Liverpool and Ireland Author Url Publisher Url

Report

Borthwick S. 2010. Book review of Andy Bennett "Britpop and the English Music Tradition" (Ashgate) Review for publisher's blurb Author Url Publisher Url

Journal article

Borthwick S. 2008. Review of Nayak, Anoop & Mary Jane Kehily "Gender, Youth and Culture: Young Masculinities and Femininities." (Palgrave McMillian) Hollingshead A. Particip@tions: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies, 5 Author Url Publisher Url

Exhibition

Borthwick S. The Writing on the Wall: Murals in Belfast 2008-10

Borthwick S, Dalton T, MacKinnon-Day P. Private Views Made Public Author Url Publisher Url

Borthwick S. Milltown Cemetery

Performance

Borthwick S. The Amazing History of Irish Music Publisher Url

Borthwick S. "Play the ball, not the man: Robert Noonan and contemporary criticism" Author Url Publisher Url

Borthwick S. Afria Oye music festival: DJ performance Author Url Publisher Url

Borthwick S. DJ performances, Lake of Stars festival, Malawi

Borthwick S. Public lecture: "What do we really know about Robert Tressell"

External committees:

Board of Trustees and Company Director, Africa Oyé, Trustee and Company Director, http://www.africaoye.com/. 2014

Board of Trustees, Writing on the Wall, Chair of Board of Trustees, http://www.writingonthewall.org.uk/. 2004

Board of Trustees, Writing on the Wall, Chair.

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Association of University Administrators. 2013

Fellow, Higher Education Academy. 2004

External PGR examinations performed:

University of Huddersfield, PhD. 2013

University of Sunderland, PhD. 2007

Industrial connections:

Liverpool City Council, City bid to be UNESCO City of Music, http://liverpoolcityofmusic.com/faq.html. 2010

Teaching qualification:

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 1997

Media Coverage:

http://bbctalkback/, Appearance on Talkback, BBC Radio Ulster, to discuss the murals of Northern Ireland..

http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_10_08/Beatles-first-single-50th-anniversary/, The Voice of Russia radio interview, 8 October 2012.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/content/articles/2006/11/17/thepool_playlist_feature.shtml, Appearance on Radio Merseyside.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2012/39/deborah-bulls-dance-nation.html, Appearance on "Deborah Bull's Dance Nation", Radio 4, October 2012..

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