Dr Matt Selway


I graduated with a First Class honours degree in Media from York St John University in 2011. In 2012 I completed my MA in Cinema, Television and Society at the University of York, graduating with Distinction. From there, I won a fully-funded studentship to complete a PhD in Film Studies at the University of East Anglia (UEA), successfully defending my thesis in 2016. Whilst studying at the UEA, I also taught as an associate tutor on a number of undergraduate modules. In 2017, I returned to York St John as a full-time academic staff member.

Here’s a few of my recent and forthcoming research publications:

  • Selway, M. (Forthcoming, 2022) “Brains for Hire: Exploring the Role of Psychiatric Consultancy in The Aviator.” In: Friedman, L., & Jones, T. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Health and Media. Routledge.
  • Selway, M. (2020) “The Soundtrack of a Leader: Scoring a Psychological Portrait of Megalomania”. Journal of Cultural Research. Vol. 24(3), pp. 218-235.
  • Selway, M. (2019) “The Sound of the Unsound: The Role of Film Sound Design in Depicting Schizophrenia and Schizophrenic Hallucination in The Soloist.” Sound Studies. Vol. 5(2), pp. 140-154.