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Wendy Elrick


Wendy is an English and Media teacher at Inverurie Academy in Aberdeenshire. She contributed to the Bright Red Higher Media book. In her free time, she consumes a considerable amount of television. Her passion has always been genre TV and she is a lifelong fangirl.

Isabel Sarran


Isabel is an English and Media teacher at Inverurie Academy in Aberdeenshire. She adores exciting independent films and loves using moving image to develop literacy skills. She is currently undertaking an MEd at the University of Aberdeen.

Robert Preece 


Robert was PT Geography at Inverness Royal Academy, but for many years also taught Media Studies. He retired from full-time teaching in 2003, but still retains an interest in Media Studies through AMES. He has been Treasurer since 1997.

Des Murphy

MEJ Editor

Des Murphy was head of English and Media at Bridge of Don Academy in Aberdeen, and  was seconded to Curriculum Support 10-18 Media Education for Aberdeen City. 

Steve James

Committee Member

Steve teaches Film Studies, Communication and Marketing in the Department of Creative Industries at Dumfries & Galloway College. He is also a piano teacher and has co-written music for several TV series.

Mhairi Johnstone

Committee Member

Mhairi is undertaking a PhD at Queen Margaret University, focusing on media education, including policy, practice and professional development. She previously taught Media and English at secondary school level. As a person (!) she is a serial box set binger and a lover of all things horror.

Rob O'Neill

Committee Member

Rob teaches.

Catriona Smith

Committee Member

Catriona is an English and Media teacher. She is a member of the SQA NQST for Media.

Kirsty Brown

Committee Member

Kirsty is a Principal Teacher, Faculty of English and Media who also contributes significantly to the SQA Media qualifications. She loves going to the cinema as much as possible.

Lorraine Teviotdale

Committee Member

Lorraine is currently an English and Media teacher in an Angus secondary school.

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