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Dr Stuart Borthwick

Dr Stuart Borthwick

Telephone: 0151 231 4883

Biography

I am Faculty Registrar within the Faculty of Science. 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

I am currently writing a book entitled "Positive Vibrations: The Politics of Reggae" for Reaktion Books.

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

Publications

Highlighted publications

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

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. Mural celebrating the links between Liverpool and Ireland Author Url Publisher Url

Book

Borthwick S. 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. Popular Music Genres Edinburgh University Press 9780748617456

Report

Borthwick S. 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. 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

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"

Engagement & Impact

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..