No photo of Shaun Hides

Shaun Hides


    Accepting PhD Students

    • Source: Scopus
    • Calculated based on no. of publications stored in Pure and citations from Scopus

    Research activity per year

    If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

    Personal profile


    I studied Archaeology and Ethnography as an Undergraduate and a Research Scholar at Leicester, my PhD was on the expression of ethnic identity in material cultural. I also trained in and taught photography film and video-making, producing short documentaries and educational programmes.


    I taught Visual and Material cultures at Leeds Metropolitan University from 1992, establishing and running the MA in Cultural Studies in 1996. I joined Coventry University in1997. I led postgraduate media courses from 2001 managing all the department’s PG courses from 2005.


    I became Head of the Media Department in 2009, and led it until 2015. In that role I authored the Department’s ‘Open Media Strategy’, championing innovative T&L strategies, which underpinned the rise of the Department from 85th to the top 15 in the UK (Guardian),. In 2012 I led the JISC-funded Coventry Open Media Classes project, which explored the use of radically open and connected approaches to media education.


    In 2013 i wrote the proposal for an innovative cross-university center to explore disruption in Higher Ed. and from March 2014 to September 2015 was Co-director of the £3.4M Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL). Work that has been the subject of multiple case-studies by JISC, as well as Sony Ericsson, Apple and Adobe.


    In September 2015 I was appointed Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, and was acting Executive Dean - PVC from March 2016 to September 2017, my substantive role became Academic Dean in December 2016. I provide strategic leadership and management to the Faculty, which comprises the Schools of Art & Design; Humanities and Media & Performing Arts. I manage a team of 5 Associate Deans, 3 Heads of School and an Operations Manager. I currently sit on the University’s Charitable and Hardship Fund Board, Academic Board and have extensive experience of University committees, boards and procedures.     


    I have researched and published in the fields of material cultures, cultural analysis/cultural politics, innovative pedagogies and disruption in higher education fields I continue to have a huge enthusiasm to explore. I contributed to the Disruptive Media Research Group and am now an associate member of the Post-digital Cultures Faculty Research Centre.   

    Research Interests

    Ethnoarchaeology, research methods, ethonogrpahic anthroplogical approaches, media and cultural theory; Cultural and Media theory focused on the cultural location/meaning and politics of technology - postmaterialism; Material cultures - especially objects and possessions which mark out personal, historical and cultural identities; The connections between innovations in media (open/disruptive media) - and innovative radical pedagogies in Higher Education


    Dive into the research topics where Shaun Hides is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
    • 1 Similar Profiles