We’re very pleased to announce that on the 1st July 2016, Erik Knudsen joined the School of Film, Media and Performance in the College of Culture and Creative Industries at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, United Kingdom, as a Professor of Media Practice. This is an exciting new opportunity for him to be part of shaping an ambitious aspiration within the College to grow and develop creative practice research and he looks forward to playing a leading role in these developments. He will be working closely with the Dean, Dr Andrew Ireland, the Director of Research for the College, Professor Paul Egglestone, and the Head of the School of Film, Media and Performance, John Holloway, and will be based in The Media Factory, which houses and impressive range of programmes in the creative and cultural industries. He will be joining a large team of colleagues working across a range of creative practices covering film, media, screenwriting, animation, performance, fine art, journalism and more. He is also looking forward to rooting his own practice within a developing practice focused research culture and working in an institution based in the North West of England, home to some of the most vibrant creative communities in the UK.