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Research Profile

  • Nathan Dodzo is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for Creative Film, Television and Digital Media Production; with extensive leadership, teaching, broadcast and journalism experience, and the ability and skills to translate these into effective and meaningful learning.  He completed his MA in Media Production with Distinction, and has held QTS status for almost two decades. He successfully completed the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders and he has also obtained his Fellowship to the Higher Education Academy.

    As an International Political Video Journalist and broadcaster, he produced and edited news packages various international news agencies including SABC, CBS News (60 minutes), Reuters, BBC World Service, Sky News and ITN. He has also worked on several film, sporting, documentary, drama productions; set up his own social enterprise, and production and advertising companies; as well as with working with UNESCO to provide training for new entrants and media professional on using digital video cameras and editing software.

    Nathan continues to be actively engaging in professional production activities to ensure that his teaching remains current and relevant.

  • Module leader
    • MED1082 – Digital and Social Media Production
    • MED3054 – Working in the Creative Industries
    • JOU1004 – News Skills for Journalists
    • JOU1014 – Reporting Skills for Sports Journalists
  • Nathan's PURE profile

    Nathan’s research interests are in education, student attainment, and youth enterprise and employment. Through research, he wants to be part of a movement that revolutionises the way educators impart knowledge; creating a better understanding of our surrounding and adding a deeper meaning to the role of today’s educator. Students are looking for a different type of education, one that best prepares them for the working world to come and not one that “sets them up to fail”. In the words of John Dewey, “if we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we are robbing them of tomorrow”. As an educator, he sees a growing need for an inclusive curriculum that allows for diversity, and one that also considers enterprise education in line with the employment trends of the future. 

    In terms of generating research and revenue, he has a proven track record in attracting additional funding and support for educational and vocational projects across statutory, community and private sectors, from grant-making trusts to EU funded projects. One example of this includes the Youth Enterprise and Unemployment (YEU) across Europe project looking at pan-European youth employment, entrepreneurship and education. Under my remit, he was in charge of the research work package, from research strategy and design to coordinating a team of educationalists, business professionals and government officials in conducting both qualitative and quantitative research activity, tracking the findings from seven EU countries. He produced a final report which was disseminated to national governments, and here in the UK, it fed into a Call for Action from House of Lords on enterprise and career guidance for Young People. Currently his research focuses on the attainment gap in HE, having authored and lead on a collaborative research project looking into the challenges faced by BAME students and the impact on the attainment gap.

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Nathan Dodzo’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.