Ms Jane Milton

Associate Lecturer


Jane Milton has worked as a commercial and BBC radio news journalist (winning the B.T southern Journalist of the Year), as a TV journalist and subsequently documentary filmmaker before joining the School as a lecturer in Film and Video Production. She spent eight years at the BBC and worked for a number of independent television production companies. Her documentaries, which have been broadcast on the BBC, ABC, Discovery and Channel 4, include 'Children's Hospital' and the BAFTA and Grierson award winning films, 'The Trust', a five part observational series examining the NHS. Jane has a B.A (Hons) in Communication Studies, a Postgraduate Diploma in 'broadcast journalism' and a Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Education (PGCE)'.

In May 2015, she presented a paper at the Beacon Institute's interdisciplinary conference on 'Interacting with Dementia', where she discussed the dilemmas of filming with vulnerable participants. This led to collaboration with the Beaney House of Arts and Knowledge and a short film being made observing how people with dementia engage with art and historical objects. film will be part of an exhibition called 'Sculpturing Revelations' in July 2016 at The Beaney in Canterbury.

From July 2011, Jane is an Honorary Lecturer in the School. She lectures on a number of modules and has worked with Turner Contemporary and the Powell-Cotton museum on an array of student research projects. In 2012, she was highly commended with Ania Bobrowicz at the UKC Innovation Awards for a final year student project. Currently, she is co-supervising a project with BBC Research.

In October 2015, she started her PhD. Her scholarship thesis is exploring 'fixed and digital-rig' British TV documentaries and analysing how the technology impacts on the narrative and ethics.

She is a member of :The Centre for Cognition, Kinesthetics & Performance at the School of Arts; Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association, (MeCCSA); European Communication Research and Education Research (ECREA) and the British Association of Film & Television Screen Studies (BAFTSS).

Research interests

Conference papers

  • The Beacon Institute, 'Interacting with Dementia', School of Arts, University of Kent, 30th May 2015: 'Delicate Dilemmas: an insight into the ethics of filming with vulnerable participants'. 
  • Postgraduate research conference at the Graduate School, Canterbury Christ Church University, 26th May 2016: 'The impact of the elite: tales of access from the field'.
  • PGR MeCCSA Conference 2016: New Directions in Media Research, University of Leicester, 7th & 8th July 2016


Jane is a contributing film lecturer at SEDA.

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