Our team...

The course staff team at Coventry University Photography department

Caroline Molloy

senior lecturer

Caroline is a PhD candidate at the History and Research Centre at Birkbeck, University of London. Her research interests are around place and space, the ethics of representation in photography, visual culture, visual anthropology, vernacular and archives.  She holds an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art and an MA in Visual Anthropology from Goldsmiths. She has fifteen years’ experience in industry running an editorial photography practice in London.

She works across all levels of the BA Hons Photography programme on practice, theory and professional development. She was winner of Coventry Excellence Award: Student Employability Initiative (2018),  has recently exhibited at Arles Photography Festival (2018) and writes regularly for Photomonitor, New West-Midland Arts, and 1000words.

Jon Legge

senior skills instructor

Jon  delivers workshops mostly on the technical side of photographic practice including analogue photography and darkroom, digital photography, studio and location lighting.

He also works as a self-employed photographer, photography teacher and participatory artist, delivering workshops, courses and events to a range of different audiences. Most recently he has been working on a photographic project with a Derbyshire homeless charity and working on a Heritage Lottery grant evaluation photo project for Hereford Cathedral. Jon is particularly interested in the pre-history of photography, and has built many Camera Obscuras both as teaching aids and as art installations

Dan Bosworth


BA Course Director

Dan is a photographer, producer and educator with an interest in visual archives, colonialism and community practice. He has worked on a range of commercial commissions for the likes of Harley Davidson, Visit Britain, IKON Gallery and the BBC, whilst also producing work in partnership with organisations such as the Bristol Palestine Film Festival and the London Cycling Campaign. He has been a contributor to IC-Visual Lab in Bristol and their programme of talks, exhibitions and community projects and is currently researching in education with an interest in critical pedagogies and public engagement. 


Matt Johnston

senior lecturer

Matt is a photographer, editor and researcher concerned with the relationship between photographs and their readers. He has worked for Channel 4, Castle Media and the Institute for Sustainability as a freelance photographer and, via the founding of the worldwide Photobook Club, has established himself as a key figure in the photobook community. Matt edited the successful book Midwest Dirt by Nathan Pearce and is currently working on a new publication alongside numerous speaking engagements, judging positions and the delivery of workshops in the UK and abroad. Matt is the Course Director for the BA programme at Coventry University. 

Anthony Luvera

principal lecturer
MA Course Director

Anthony is a socially engaged artist, writer and educator who has collaborated with people who have experienced homelessness in cities and towns across the United Kingdom for over fifteen years.

The long-term collaborative projects he creates with homeless people and other community groups have been exhibited widely in galleries, museums and public spaces, including Tate Liverpool, London Underground’s Art on the Underground, British Museum, National Portrait Gallery.

He also designs and facilitates public education programmes for the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, The Photographers’ Gallery, Barbican Art Gallery, and community photography projects across the UK.

Emma Lambert


Emma is a photographer and researcher with a background in commissioned work for design agencies and music promoters as well as working on collaborative art projects.  Her research interests revolve around the role of photography in the representation of place, the home and the ‘local’. More recently this has expanded to include the impact of locative technologies on perspectives of place.  She is also interested in publishing and the photobook, particularly self publishing and the handmade book.  Emma has worked in photography education for the last ten years and holds a BA in Photography and an MA in Visual Culture. Alongside her teaching she also presents her practice-led research at conferences and photo festivals.

Sian Macfarlene


Sian works with photography, moving image and installation on sustained projects looking at place, and our relationship to it, through archival research that considers vernacular histories.

Her research interests include the hidden histories of women artists, the materiality of the archive, and the social and cultural contexts of film and media, particularly genre cinema. She has recently published papers on practice-led research in archives, in the Collections Journal published by Sage, and presented at Falmouth University. 

She has exhibited nationally at institutions including Photofusion, The New Art Gallery Walsall, and Vivid Projects, Birmingham, and is presently working on projects exploring sites in Wolverhampton and Dudley, funded by the Arts Council and Creative Black Country.

She holds an MA in Photography from London College of Communication, and an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge. She was the recipient of the MACK books award, and Photofusion award for her MA work in 2013.

Esmé Spurling

Assistant Lecturer

With a BA Honours in Media & Communications and over 5 years’ experience working full time at Coventry University, Esmé has a rich experience in marketing, events planning and pan-European project management. She is a multi-platform professional with specialisms in photography, social media content management, communication and video production. 

She is the owner of an award-winning multi-media business “ESMEDIA”, creating content for high profile and regional clients, based within both the West Midlands and around Europe. Esmé’s photography has been published in Hello! Magazine Canada and TEDx. Whilst also providing annual social media coverage for The Guardian, alongside frequent work based in Berlin for Fashion Week; her practice primarily focuses on commercial and advertising, including capturing the new age of social media influencers.

Alongside her commissioned work, Esmé’s research focuses on the image of masculinity, gender studies and the concerns of forming online relationships in the 21st Century.