Dr Jim Brogden


My research inhabits a broad area within visual communications and photography, with a particular interest in the contested notions surrounding landscape representation, collective memory and place - identity. My approach to research, informed by a long, and varied career, both as a professional designer in print, television communications and academia, actively embraces intermediality/intertexuality to provoke new critical discourses.

Specific areas of research interest include:  

  • visual communications culture
  • visual sociology/ethnography
  • landscape representation(s)
  • spatial poetics/politics
  • critical research-led image-making

In relation to Ph.D. supervision, I'm particularly interested in supporting inter-disciplinary research projects. 

I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Professional memberships

  • International Visual Sociology Association
  • Fellow Royal Society of Arts
<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>