Duncan Petrie, Director

Professor Duncan Petrie is Head of the Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media at the University of York and is the acting Director of the Screen Industries Growth Network (SIGN).

He began his career at the British Film Institute and has worked at the Universities of Exeter, Auckland – where he ran the Department of Film, Television and Media Studies, before coming to York in 2009, Duncan’s research has engaged with various aspects of the British, Scottish and New Zealand Film and Television industries.

Most recently, he was the PI on the AHRC funded research project ‘Transformation and Tradition in Sixties British Cinema: Production Cultures, Cross Media Relations and National Branding.’