Research Centre for Film and Digital Media

Staff Profile

Sheila Heppel

I am Administrator for the Research Centre in Film and Digital Media (RCFDM).

I joined the centre when it was first established in 2011. I worked in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology in the previous three years.

During my time in higher education, I have undertaken both teaching and research administrative support roles and have worked in universities in this region and elsewhere.

My role is to provide support and co-ordination for all the centre’s activities.

This includes providing support for the Director of the research centre and the centre’s steering group.

I provide organisation, co-ordination and assistance with:

  • seminars
  • conferences
  • research events
  • screenings
  • other engagement activities

I manage the centre’s finances and maintain its website.

The centre is interdisciplinary and cross school so an important aspect of my job is to liaise and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders both internally and externally.