Mr Jonathan Dovey

About me


Jon Dovey is Professor of Screen Media on Dept of Creative Industries. He spent the first 15 years of his working life in video production, as a researcher, editor and  producer in documentary and experimental video. He has worked at UWE since 1996 apart from a brief transfer to the other side of town when he defected to University of Bristol for three years from 2004.​ 

Area of expertise

Jon’s recent publications include Towards a Language of Mobile Media in The Mobile Audience Media Art & Mobile Technologies ed Martin Rieser Rodopi 2011 and 'This great mapping of ourselves’ – New Documentary Forms Online’ in The Documentary Cinema Book with Mandy Rose ed Brian Winston BFI  2013. Previous books include Game Cultures Dovey J & Kennedy H W Open University Press 2006, the all UWE Routledge best seller, New Media - A Critical Introduction  Lister M, Dovey J, Giddings S, Grant I and Kelly K. Routledge 2003 and 2009 and the first book on Reality TV Freakshows - First Person Media And Factual TV Pluto Press July 2000. Jon’s current work with REACT places him at the forefront of national debates about knowledge exchange in the Creative Economy.​ 

My Publications