School of Media and Performing Arts


Professor Justin Smith

  • Qualifications: PhD, PGCLTHE, MA, PGCE, BA (Hons)
  • Role Title: Professor of Media Industries; Reader in British Film Culture
  • Address: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 5734
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  • Department: School of Media and Performing Arts
  • Faculty: Creative and Cultural Industries


I joined the University in 2003 and am a Reader in British Film Culture. I was Co-investigator on the AHRC-funded British Cinema of the 1970s project (2006-2009) and am Principal Investigator on a new project funded by the AHRC on Channel 4 Television and British Film Culture.

Teaching Responsibilities

Within School of Media and Performing Arts I have coordinated and/or contributed to undergraduate units at all levels and currently teach on the MA in Film and Television in the areas of Research Methods, Audiences and Fandom, and Film and Television Policy.


Primarily a cultural historian with an interest in cinema, my research focuses on film history, post-war British cinema, audience studies and fan cultures, cultural theory and popular culture, and film and television policy.


Research profile

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