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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.

Over the past 8 years, I have been working towards the completion of a photographic monograph on '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.

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

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

Books

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

Artefacts

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 Articles

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

Performances

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

Exhibitions

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:

Committee name: Board of Trustees, Organisation: Writing on the Wall, Position: Chair

Committee name: Board of Trustees and Company Director, Organisation: Africa Oyé, Position: Trustee and Company Director, URL: http://www.africaoye.com/

Committee name: Board of Trustees, Organisation: Writing on the Wall, Position: Chair of Board of Trustees, URL: http://www.writingonthewall.org.uk/

External PGR examinations performed:

Name of University: University of Huddersfield, Award student examined for: PhD

Name of University: University of Sunderland, Award student examined for: PhD

Industrial connections:

Company: Liverpool City Council, Position or project: City bid to be UNESCO City of Music, URL: http://liverpoolcityofmusic.com/faq.html

Media Coverage:

Links #1: http://bbctalkback/, Media coverage: Appearance on Talkback, BBC Radio Ulster, to discuss the murals of Northern Ireland.

Links #1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/content/articles/2006/11/17/thepool_playlist_feature.shtml, Media coverage: Appearance on Radio Merseyside

Links #1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2012/39/deborah-bulls-dance-nation.html, Media coverage: Appearance on "Deborah Bull's Dance Nation", Radio 4, October 2012.

Links #1: http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_10_08/Beatles-first-single-50th-anniversary/, Media coverage: The Voice of Russia radio interview, 8 October 2012

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Association of University Administrators

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education