Dr Inge Sorensen, Theatre, Film and Television Studies

“You need to show initiative outside academia and highlight how your research is benefiting the wider community.”

Image of Dr Inge Sorensen After a decade working as an award-winning producer of documentaries and factual programmes for BBC, Channel 4 and STV, Inge Sorensen made the decision to return to academia. Just three months after completing her PhD, she became a Lord Adam Smith Research Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Policy Research. After the fellowship, she was appointed as a Lecturer at CCPR.  ‘The Fellowship gave me an immediate trajectory to advance my research career and the support I received was invaluable. The scheme is a fantastic way to fast-track a research-focussed career in academica.’

Inge now spends her time teaching and supervising, whilst also having time to continue with her research and interactions with the screen industries.

Inge’s advice to early career researchers thinking of applying for a fellowship is simple. ‘You need to show what you can contribute is unique. A good publication track record is essential and you also need to show initiative outside academia and how your research is benefiting the wider community.’

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Research area: Inge’s research interests are audiovisual culture on the internet as well as digital media industries and economies. Inge is currently writing about ‘second screen’ viewing practices and strategies and the multiplatform strategies of European Public Service Media; VoD and streaming services; digital production, distribution and delivery models; crowdfunding; as well as screen industries and work practices. 

First published: 26 January 2017