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Dr Lesley Harbidge known as Lesley


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MA (Hons) English (University of Aberdeen)

PhD Film Studies (University of Aberdeen)

Main teaching areas:

In 2018/19, she is Module Leader of the following courses: FV1S22 Employability for the Film & Industries; FV1S26 Film Analysis; FV2S05 New Hollywood; FV2S16 Film Symposium; FV3S02 Comedic Traditions in Film and Television; and FV3D06 Dissertation.


Dr Harbidge came to the then University of Glamorgan in 2006 after gaining an Undergraduate Degree and PhD in the English Department at the University of Aberdeen where she was Teaching Fellow and, latterly, Undergraduate Co-ordinator in Film Studies. She has also worked as a Cinema Education Officer.


Dr Harbidge is Course Leader in Cinema and Film Studies, having overall academic and pastoral responsibility for students undertaking the BA Film Studies.


Dr Harbidge has been External Examiner for Film & Television Production degrees at York St. John, and is currently External Examiner for Media at Study Group, Lincoln University and for the BA Digital Film at Brighton University.


Dr Harbidge has undertaken consultancy work for TV channels UKTV and DAVE (on laughter) and Paramount (on accents in comedy).


Research interests:

Her broad research interests lie in contemporary American Cinema, British and American Television, and Stand-up Comedy. She is particularly interested in the tradition of Comedian Comedy, Audiences and Laughter. Research proposals are invited in any area of New Hollywood or screen comedy. Proposals in stand-up comedy are particularly welcome.



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