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Dr Stuart Borthwick

Dr Stuart Borthwick

Telephone: 0151 231 4883

Biography

I am Faculty Registrar in Arts, Professional and Social Studies. This is a senior academic role that focuses on ensuring consistency in the application of regulation and policy. This includes the provision of advice and guidance on regulation, policy, process and procedure. Within the Academic Registry and faculty, I also take a lead on the promotion of equality and diversity.

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 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.

I am trustee of Africa Oyé, a registered charity and limited company dedicated to the promotion of music from the African diaspora in the UK. Africa Oyé organise an annual two-day festival each year, which is the largest celebration of African music in the UK. Africa Oyé is part of Arts Council England's National Portfolio of regularly funded organisations.

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

In recent years, I have developed a research interest in visual representations of 'the Troubles' of Northern Ireland. "The Writing on the Wall: A Visual History of Northern Ireland's Troubles" was published in October 2015 by Bluecoat Press, a specialist photographic publisher. My ongoing work in this area is publicised on https://twitter.com/IREmurals

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

Faculty Registrar, Faculty of Arts and Professional Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, 2013 - present

Publications

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 >Link

Book

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

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

Report

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

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 >Link

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 >Link

Performance

Borthwick S. Afria Oye music festival: DJ performance >Link

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

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

Borthwick S. "Play the ball, not the man: Robert Noonan and contemporary criticism" >Link

Borthwick S. The Amazing History of Irish Music

Exhibition

Borthwick S, Dalton T, MacKinnon-Day P. Private Views Made Public >Link

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

Engagement & Impact

External committees:

Board of Trustees, Writing on the Wall, Chair

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

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

External PGR examinations performed:

University of Huddersfield, PhD

University of Sunderland, PhD

Industrial connections:

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

Media Coverage:

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

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.

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

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Association of University Administrators

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Teaching qualification:

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education