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As Departmental Lead for internationalisation an important part of my role is to help build a truly global environment at the University that interweaves international research collaborations and a diverse student population.

Teaching will always remain the core activity as an academic and I have always sought to develop and refine the relationship between photographic theory and practice, since taking up my post at the University in 2013.

I have taught in a range of Institutions from the University of South Wales, University of Brighton and Goldsmiths University in London. Through the various challenges and opportunities these previous roles, I have developed extensive experience in building a strong research culture that enriches the student experience that is for me, at the core of higher education in the arts.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Contemporary Documentary Photography and Art practices
  • The Photobook
  • History and Photography
  • Philosophy and Photography

Research Degree Supervision

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Research Output 2014 2019

Myth, Montage and Magic Realism: Rethinking the photograph as a discursive document

Devlin, L., Jan 2019, In : Photographies. 12, 1, p. 3-18 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social agencies

Occupy the Image

Devlin, L., 30 Jun 2018, Photography Reframed: New Visions in Photographic Culture. Burbridge, B. & Pollen, A. (eds.). I.B. Tauris, 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Discursive Documents

Devlin, L., Beldea, A., Kurtis, S., Mulhearn, R., Higginbottom, R., Eyre, S. & Sailor, L., 11 Feb 2017

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Cultural Theorists

In sight. In visible. In situ

Devlin, L., 1 Feb 2015, High-rise. Dovey, K., Wilson, R., Devlin, L. & Drake, D. (eds.). Cardiff: ffotogallery Wales Ltd, p. 88-93 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

The making of the Allure of the Archive - An index of assemblies by Art (&) Currency: Institute of Vanishing Principles and Spells, 2013-2014

Heys, P., Temple, N., Adkins, M., Bailey, R., Tibbetts, S., Briers, D., MacDonald, J., Powell, A., Devlin, L. & Gfader, V., 1 Sep 2014, In : Journal of Writing in Creative Practice. 7, 3, p. 511-516 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article


Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Invited talk

Myth, Montage & Magic Realism: Rethinking the Photograph as a Discursive Document

Liam Devlin (Speaker)
11 Mar 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk