Dr Steven Gerrard, Reader

Dr Steven Gerrard


Steve is Reader in Film at Northern Film School. He loves science fiction, horror, Doctor Who, Status Quo, Tintin, Jason Statham, James Bond, Viz Magazine, Music Hall, and The Carry On Films.

Steve is Reader in Film at the Northern Film School. His duties include lecturing, curriculum design, PhD supervision, pro-active research and publishing, student supervision and other-assorted administrative duties.

Steve has written extensively. His work includes Crank It Up - Jason Statham: Star!; The Carry On Films; The Modern British Horror Film; Gender in Horror Television, Cinema and Transmedia (three volumes); Gender in James Bond; Gender and Action Cinema (three volumes); numerous chapters for We Belong Dead Publications and The Dark Side Magazine.

Steve has presented at numerous conferences, and also organised/delivered a conference for Leeds Beckett School of Arts all about Tintin and his creator, Herge.

Current Teaching

  • Level 4: Story; Contextual Practice 1
  • Level 5: Film Art; Film Research
  • Level 6: Dissertation
  • Level 7: Genre and Scriptwriting; MAFCE - British Contextual Study
  • MRes: Supervision (Director of Studies; Second Supervisor)
  • PhD: Supervision (Director of Studies; Second Supervisor)

Research Interests

Steve is currently engaged in writing/editing three volumes entitled Gender and Action Cinema. These focus on how the changing shape of both the genre and gender approaches found within them has altered over time. The volumes look at such diverse subjects as Sword and Sorcery movies, Asian action stars, and stunt work within the genre.

Steve's work was placed into the Leeds Beckett REF Submission for 2020/21. These included: The Modern British Horror Film, The Carry On Films and Crank It Up: Jason Statham - Star!

Dr Steven Gerrard, Reader