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Staff at Screen Academy Scotland

Below you will find links to those working with us at Screen Academy Scotland. Click on a name to be taken to a basic Information page, where you will find biographies and links to staff profiles at Edinburgh Napier University. To access the Edinburgh Napier pages click on the staff profile page and you will be taken to their profiles at Edinburgh Napier University.

Paul Gray Is Associate Professor in Film and Subject Leader for Screen & Performing Arts…

Alistair Scott Was appointed as Director Screen Academy Scotland in August 2015…

Is an Associate Professor, Creative Media Practice and Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Television at Edinburgh Napier University…

Nigel Smith Has worked as producer, series producer, executive producer, development executive, screenwriter, script editor…

Head of Research at School of Arts and Creative Industries & Professor in Creative Practice.

Leads the Kino Eyes International Masters in Film programme and teaches across the post-graduate courses in screenwriting.

Is a sound designer, sound artist and educator working in a variety of genres in film, theatre and art in Scotland and internationally.

My teaching and research focus on Asian cinema, with expertise in Chinese language cinema: the three new wave film movements in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan since 1980s, the cultural identities, and film authorship

Leads and teaches introductory and advanced level documentary film practice to undergraduate Film and Journalism students at Edinburgh Napier University.

Has a background in Visual Anthropology, Documentary Production, and Web Design. He lectures on Interactive Media and is a Learning Content Developer for the School of Arts and Creative Industries.


Is an experienced Line Producer/Production Manager in drama, documentary, and television features who has worked in the production of film and television since 1984.

With 8 years experience of working in feature film, TV drama, commercials and documentaries across the UK, Kay then made a move into training development and delivery to project manage Scotland’s Film and TV apprenticeship programme.

Is a Lecturer in Film History, Theory, and Criticism at Edinburgh Napier University.

Prof G D Jayalakshmi (commonly called Jaya) is an award-winning, experienced film-maker, educator and media consultant.

Is a visual anthropologist, a film-maker and a leading scholar in comparative mythology and the history of dreams. She has been working and teaching in Edinburgh since the mid-1990s