R Stott

Rosemary Stott

Head of Media

Department of Media, Fashion & Communications , School of Arts and Creative Industries

Dr Rosemary Stott is Head of Department of Media in the School of Arts and Creative Industries. The Department is comprised of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in Media, Film, Journalism and Games.

Areas Of Interest

Dr Rosemary Stott is an interdisciplinary specialist in Media, with a particular focus on Film in global contexts. Following her undergraduate studies at Oxford University, she completed an MA in Film at Westminster University and completed her doctoral studies at Reading University. She is a film historian, teacher and leader in Higher Education, who has had taught and engaged in research in Germany and West Africa, as well as in the UK.

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Before joining UEL to take up her post as Head of Media in March 2020, Dr Rosemary Stott held leadership roles at London Metropolitan University and at Ravensbourne University London spanning a range of Media disciplines, with a focus on achieving excellence in Education and the Student Experience. She is experienced in course development and curriculum design in practice-led courses in creative disciplines. An internationally recognised scholar in East German film and television (DEFA) and in cultural transference, she has also published in the areas of inclusive learning design, digital technologies for learning and teaching and in lecturer engagement.

Rosemary has experience of PhD supervision and examination in the areas of contemporary German film, contemporary Media and Performance practice, DEFA film, Film Censorship and Ideology and transnational film reception.


Selected research projects and grants

  • ‘World on our Doorsteps’, Creative People and Places, Arts Council England funded project, Lead for UEL - Consortium Partner, (2022-2025).
  • Advance HE Embedding Mental Well-Being in the Curriculum, Lead on project for UEL with Nic Streatfield and Andy Rees, UEL (2020-21).
  • Oversight of and contribution to 6 major research projects (including one Horizon 2020 project in wearable technology) at the Learning Technology Research Centre, Ravensbourne University London (2014-19).
  • 'Co-Created Design Tools to Transform Student Induction'. Jisc Further Education and Skills Development Project Funding, (£52k, April 2014–March 2015).
  • ‘Flipped Classroom for ALL. The Impact of Flipped Classroom Methodologies on Dyslexic Students’, CLL Embedding Learning Technologies Small Project (£800, April–July 2014).
  • Creative Skillset HEFCE Catalyst bid: Development of a degree level apprenticeship in Web Design and Social Media. (£35k, April 2014–March 2015)
  • ‘Developing a Flipped Classroom Model for Large Group Teaching’, Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) consultancy award (10 days over 2 years), 2012–14.
  • ‘Enhancing Student Induction Through Mobile Technology’, HEA, ‘Enhancing Learning through Technology’ Fund, (£2650, Feb 2013).


Selected Publications

  • Lee, K. and R.Stott, ‘Applying Critical Race Theory to Teaching Film in Higher Education’, in Virna Rossi, Inclusive Learning Design in Higher Education: A Practical Guide to Creating Equitable Learning Experiences (London: Routledge, 2022) [not yet published]
  • Stott, R., ‘Co-created Design Tools to Transform Student Induction’, Papers from the Learn X Design London 2017 Conference, Editors: Dr Gary Pritchard, Dr Nick Lambert, Ravensbourne Publications, North Greenwich, 2017 ISBN 978-1-9998331-0-7.
  • Stott, R., ‘Exploring the East German past and the DEFA Film Legacy in Die Polizistin (The Policewoman, dir: Andreas Dresen, Germany, 2000), in Nick Hogkin and Julian Preece, The Films of Andreas Dresen (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2016), pp.103–127.
  • Stott, R., ‘The State-Owned Industry and Its Audience’, in Seán Allan and Sebastian Heiduschke, Re-imagining DEFA. East German Cinema in its National and Transnational Context (New York: Berghahn, 2016), pp.19–41.
  • Stott, R., ‘Transit to East Germany: The Distribution and Reception of Once Upon a Time in the West in the German Democratic Republic’, In Austin Fisher (ed.), Spaghetti Westerns at the Crossroads (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University press, 2016), pp.239–262.
  • Stott, R., ‘Zwischen verdeckter Zensur, finanziellen Zwängen und öffentlicher Nachfrage. Die Kriterien für die Auswahl der aus dem Western in die DDR importierten Filme’, in Michael Wedel et al, DEFA International. Grenzüberschreitende Filmbeziehungen vor und nach der Wende (Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2013), 353–69.
  • Stott, R., Crossing the Wall: The Western Feature Film Import in East Germany (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2012).

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Stott, R., G. Buttarazzi and V.Signorelli, ‘The Relationship between finding professional purpose and integrating curriculum content, processes and practices for well-being’, UEL Learning and Teaching Symposium, 16 September 2021.
  • Stott, R and M. Lauritzen, ‘A Virtual Learning Space Odessey: A Case study of the Aula pilot at Ravensbourne University London’, Group for Learning in Art and Design (GLAD) Conference 2018, Manchester Metropolitan University, 7 December 2018.
  • Stott, R. and A. Krohn, Paper presentation ‘Conversational platforms as an alternative to the LMS: the results of the Aula pilot at Ravensbourne’, Jisc Digifest 2018: Harnessing the power of edtech: thriving in a digital world, 7 March 2018.
  • Stott, R. and M. Lauritzen, ‘100 Education Strategies Later: What We Learned About How Universities Think Digital Strategy - And How They Could Do Better’, Jisc Digifest 2018: Harnessing the power of edtech: thriving in a digital world, 6 March 2018.
  • Stott, R. and K. Lee, ‘Towards a Model of Black Film Pedagogy’, Black Film, British Cinema 2017, Goldsmiths/ICA, 18/19 May 2017 (Panel: Diversity, Equality and Education, British Film and Cultural Policy).
  • Stott, R., ‘Co-created Design Tools to Transform Student Induction’, LearnXDesign London 2017, The Allure of the Digital and Beyond, DRS/Cumulus, Ravensbourne, 27-30 June 2017.
  • Stott, R., ‘Co-created Design Tools to Transform Student Induction’, Inspire. Sharing Great Practice in Arts and Humanities Teaching and Learning, HEA Conference, Brighton, 3 March 2016.
  • Stott, R., Film Authorship, Ownership and the ‘kulturelles Erbe’, East German Cinema and TV in a Global Context: Before and After 1990, German Studies Association Conference, Washington D.C., 2 October 2015.
  • Stott, R., ‘Co-created Design Tools to Transform Student Induction for Students in Creative Disciplines’, Designs on E-Learning 2015: Technology, Culture, Practice, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 17 September 2015.
  • Stott, R., ‘Participation in Learning and Teaching’, TimeCase Workshop, Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University, 24 October 2014.
  • Stott, R., 'Co-created Design Tools to Transform Induction for Media Production Students', Media Education Summit (MES), Prague, 19–21 November 2014.
  • Stott, R., ‘East German Identity in the Post-Millennial Films of Andreas Dresen’, invited seminar paper, Centre for Contemporary German Culture, Swansea University, 11 November 2014.
  • Stott, R., ‘Censorship in East German Cinema’, Scholarship in Practice Conference, Ravensbourne, 11 July 2014.
  • Stott, R., N. Bennett, E. Raskob and J. Taylor, ‘From ‘silo’ studios to flexible, digitally-enabled spaces: the Ravensbourne Experience’, The Studio: Where Do We Learn? Where Do We Teach?. Group for Learning in Art and Design (GLAD) Annual Conference, 27 February 2014.
  • Stott, R., ‘Transit to East Germany: The Distribution and Reception of Once Upon a Time in the West in the German Democratic Republic’, Spaghetti Westerns in Transit Conference, University of Bedfordshire, 13 April 2013.
  • Stott, R. and V. Chinnici, ‘Flipped Classroom for ALL: the Impact of Flipped Classroom Methodologies on Dyslexic Students’, Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) Digital Literacies Event, HEA, London School of Economics, 7 May 2014.
  • Stott, R., D. Bissar and S. Cousins, 'Pioneers on the frontiers of learning? A narrative inquiry approach to new pedagogical practices using technology in Arts and Humanities learning and teaching', Storyville: Exploring narratives of Learning and Teaching, HEA’s Second Annual Arts and Humanities Conference, 29–30 May 2013.
  • Stott, R., ‘The Notions of Authorship and Ownership in the Cinema of the GDR. The Case of Margarethe von Trotta and the film Rosa Luxemburg (1985)’, European Cinema Research Forum (ECRF) Annual Conference: Adaptation, Authorship and Ownership, Edge Hill University, UK, 16–18 July, 2012.
  • Stott, R., ‘Interrogating your own pedagogy: how to do a Case Study’, Ravensbourne Research Conference, 12 July 2012.