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Dr Marzenna Hiles

Senior Lecturer

Marzenna’s career builds upon many years of professional practice as a Film Script Supervisor (continuity) on Film and Television dramas.  Her filmmaking credits include Peter Kosminsky’s BAFTA winning No Child of Mine, the award-winning films Exam produced by Gareth Ellis-Unwin (The King’s Speech) and Andrew O’Connor’s Magicians, Stephen Poliakoff’s The Tribe, Stephen Surjik’s I want Candy and even Hollyoaks.  

She designed and taught Skillset’s regular short course in Film Script Supervision at the National Film and Television School and is a qualified assessor on Creative Skillset's (ScreenSkills) Level 4 Diploma in Script Supervision.  In 2014, she was invited to Kuala Lumpur to teach continuity to new industry entrants as part of a Malaysian/UK initiative.

In addition to sharing her expertise in film continuity, she leads the research skills module on the department’s wide-ranging MA courses and lectures in film production on both undergraduate and post-graduate modules. 

Marzenna’s PhD (awarded by Bournemouth University) utilised Q Methodology and explores how film production students experience specialist cohorts.  Her research interests include student voice and student survey instruments – in particular, discourse around specialist and generalist Higher Education, and how the film industry informs filmmaking within HE.  She has presented her work at conferences in Boston, Prague and the UK, and is an advocate for interdisciplinary research.

She holds a Masters degree in Creative and Media Education, a Post-graduate certificate in Learning and Teaching, and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  She is also a member of the Guild of British Camera Technicians (GBCT).  

Unbeknownst to many, Marzenna was one of the first women to windsurf in the UK and although she lives by the sea, the board was hung up many years ago.

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