Phil Redmond is best known for creating three of Britain’s longest running drama programmes: Grange Hill, Brookside, and Hollyoaks. He has written extensively for radio, television and stage, and is currently a regular columnist for the Liverpool Daily Post. An Ambassador Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University, he was Deputy Chair and Creative Director of Liverpool’s Capital of Culture board, and in 2008 was appointed Chair of National Museums Liverpool.
Roger Webster is Dean of the Faculty of Media, Arts and Social Science and the Faculty of Business and Law at Liverpool John Moores University where he developed the School of Media, and then more recently the Liverpool Screen School: the first Skillset Media Academy in the North West. He is a founder board member of Culture Campus, an organisation which brings together the arts and cultural institutions in the city with the universities, and a board member of FACT. He has published several themes including working-class writing, literature and film, and suburbia.
Professor Young is Director of Research for Liverpool John Moores University. His main responsibilities are the development and implementation of the University research strategies and policies. He is the main signatory for grant applications and is the University contact for research matters from HEFCE and the Research Councils.
Andrew Derrington is a Professor and pro-vice chancellor for Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Liverpool. He has also held leadership positions at the University of Kent, Newcastle University and Nottingham University
His research seeks to understand the brain mechanisms of visual perception. He has published influential papers on the mechanisms of colour vision, the limits of vision, the perception of spatial structure, mechanisms of orientation-discrimination and on the analysis and perception of motion.
With Jacqueline Aldridge, a colleague from the University of Kent, Andrew has written a book to help academics to decide what sort of research grants to apply for, and to write better research grant applications. The book was published in May 2012.
Andrew has a particular interest in academic leadership and management. Since May 2012 I have been blogging about issues related to academic management as Russell Dean.