Brian Winston is Professor of Communications and Lincoln Chair at the University.
His interests include media history, media ethics, communications technology, documentary film and free expression issues.
He began his career in 1963 on Granada TV's long-running news documentary film series 'World in Action' and in 1985 he won an Emmy Award for documentary scriptwriting.
He has taught at New York University Film School and the UK National Film School and has written several books on media, culture and communications, including 'Messages: Free Expression, Media and the West from Gutenberg to Google'.
In 2010, Prof Winston co-produced and scripted 'A Boatload of Wild Irishmen', a feature-length film about controversial American documentary-maker Robert Flaherty, and he is known internationally for his research into ethics and the documentary.
Professor Winston is founding Chair of the British Association for Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS). He is also a member of the University's Centre for Research in Journalism and The Centre for European Cultural Studies.