James Downs

Personal details





Open University

BA Hons (Open) First Class


Maryvale Institute

Higher Certificate in Theology


Professional/research experience

January 2016 - April 2016:

Department of English & Film Studies

Postgraduate Teaching Assistant

I taught two weekly seminars for the 2nd Year English & Film Studies module 'Adaptation: Text. Image. Culture', as well as biweekly workshops, guiding students in their analysis of a wide range of film adaptions in order to enrich their understanding of the complex process by which literary material (such as scripts, short stories, novels and plays) are adapted for film, television and other screen media. Teaching duties also involved marking essays and formal presentations, meeting with students to discuss course work and essay preparation.

July 2015 - August 2015:

Department of English

Bibliographical Assistant

A research internship in which I supported Professor Eddie Jones in the final stages of his book project, 'Hermits and Anchorites in Late-Medieval England: A Sourcebook'. The post involved proofreading, plus the completing and formatting of bibliographical references.

September 2014 - present:

Department of English & Film Studies/ Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

Administrative Assistant, MA in International Film Business

March 2009 - present:

Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

Curatorial Assistant (volunteer/salaried)

August 2002 - January 2008:

Pluscarden Abbey



CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications


Higher Education Academy

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy