Personal profile


Tim Kelly is a teacher, writer and filmmaker. He has lived and worked in the UK, Europe and the Far East and has taught at the universities of Lancaster, Sheffield, St Andrews, Warwick and Doshisha University in Japan. He was the first ever winner of the prestigious British Council Innovation in Education Award. He is also the writer and director of a number of award-winning short films. He is a practice-based researcher in the area of creative writing and filmmaking: he has published a series of stories based on poems, produced the highly-successful 722 TMX Engineer Battalion, a documentary film set in a Greek hosting camp for Syrian refugees and is writing the script for the follow-on film, Story: Tales from a Refugee Camp. He is also working on his first novel.

Research Interests

Documentary film production; narrative voice; unreliable narration in prose fiction; creative assessment across the curriculum.

External positions

External Examiner, Teesside University

17 Mar 2017 → …

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Research Output 2014 2016

  • 6 Article
  • 5 Other contribution

Student Radio Dramas

Morris, A. & Kelly, T. 1 Feb 2016 (Accepted/In press) In : Writing in Education NAWE. (In Press)

Research output: ResearchArticle

Creative Writing
Audio Recordings

The Duchess


Research output: ResearchOther contribution


Creative Assessment

Morris, A. & Kelly, T. 2015 In : Writing in Education (NAWE). 65, p. 27-32

Research output: ResearchArticle

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Activities 2006 2015

  • 4 Participation in conference

The 2nd International Conference on Creative Writing

Kelly, T. (Speaker)
1 Oct 20154 Oct 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

Corpus Development in Malaysia

Kelly, T. (Speaker)
10 Oct 2010

Activity: Participation in conference

International Symposium on English in Higher Education in the 21st Century

Kelly, T. (Speaker)
6 Jul 2006

Activity: Participation in conference

14th International Conference on Computers in Education

Kelly, T. (Speaker)
7 Jul 2006

Activity: Participation in conference