I am founder and co-director with Dr Andrew Watts of B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies, a thriving research centre in the College of Arts and Law.
I am also co-founder and editorial board member of the Remapping World Cinema: Regional Tensions and Global Transformations series from Routledge and co-editor of The Routledge Companion to World Cinema. I am editorial board member of Studies in European Cinema (Intellect) and co-editor with Dr Dunja Fehimović of the annual Screen Arts issue of the Hispanic Research Journal. I am also on the advisory board of [In]Transition, Ikusgaiak: Cuadernos de Cinematografía and Studies in Hispanic Cinemas (Intellect). I serve on the review panels of GAČR: The Czech Science Foundation, the Qatar National Research Fund, the United Kingdom Research Institute (UKRI), the Leverhulme Trust and the Review Panel of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
I am reader and reviewer for a great many journals and publishers. I have also provided consultancy, onscreen film notes and full-length feature audio commentary on the Metro-Tartan DVD release of Julio Medem’s Basque Ball (2005) and I curated a season of Basque Cinema at the National Film Theatre, London. I also appear with Dr Dave Johnson on the special feature “3x2: A Conversation” on The Criterion Collection blu-ray box-set of Richard Linklater’s The Before Trilogy. I have spoken by invitation at numerous universities , arts centres, cinemas and cultural centres in the UK, Cuba, Spain, the Basque Country, and the USA, as well as at a Cultural Committee Meeting at the House of Commons, Westminster. I have presented my own documentary on Basque Cinema at the Belfast Film Festival and have also appeared as panellist on film magazine programmes on Radio Nacional Española, Cadena Ser, Radio Madrid and Screen Brum on Brum Radio.