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Siobhan Fenton

T:
01642 342620
Job title:
Associate Dean (Enterprise & Business Engagement)
E:
s.m.fenton@tees.ac.uk
School/department:
School of Computing, Media & the Arts
 
 
Research:
Computing research
 
 

About Siobhan Fenton

Siobhan Fenton

Siobhan Fenton
Associate Dean (Enterprise & Business Engagement), School of Computing, Media & the Arts
T: 01642 342620
E: s.m.fenton@tees.ac.uk
Research: Computing research

Siobhan is the Associate Dean (Enterprise and Business Engagement) in the School of Computing, Media & the Arts at Teesside University responsible for the commercial enterprise activities, student employability, student placement and graduate opportunities in the School. 

Siobhan came to work as a Senior Lecturer at Teesside in 1999. For much of this time she blended lecturing at Teesside University with developing and managing animation projects as a producer working on 14 animated film projects including multi-award winning project for the Wellcome Trust. She co-founded Animex, our renowned animation and games festival and co-directed the first two years. In 2013 and 2014, she was also responsible for taking Animex across the globe to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. 

Siobhan is a Teesside University graduate herself studying the MSc Computer Aided and Graphical Technology Applications (CAGTA) at Teesside in 1994. After graduating, Siobhan became an artist in residence at Cumbria College of Art and Design (now part of the University of Cumbria). She went on to become a digital artist in residence and course leader on Cumbria’s first computer animation course. 

Research interests

Siobhan is passionate about using animation to engage audiences in new ways particularly around the areas of health and well being.
In 2012 she was the producer of Centrefold, a multi-award winning animated documentary about female body image directed by Ellie Land. Funded by the Wellcome Trust, Centrefold has been screened at 12 international festivals and was featured heavily in the press including The Guardian, The Huffington Post and Radio 4's Woman's Hour. 


Enterprise interests

Siobhan’s animation work has been prolific and varied working as a producer on 14 animated shorts and documentaries including the animation in a BFI funded feature documentary, a Wellcome Trust funded animated documentary, commission from Stockton Borough Council, collaborations with the School of Health at Newcastle University and Teesside University, and commission from internationally renowned artist MacKenzie Thorpe.

In the news

  • Forging the future together
    BQ Magazine (Web) 03/10/2017:
    Mike Hughes meets associate deans Linda Nelson and Siobhan Fenton who are leading pioneering work at Teesside University.


  • Teesside University student boosts building society security
    Gazette Live, 30/07/2017
    Mozammel Sajib, a BSc Information Technology student from Teesside University evaluated Darlington Building Society's website and made a number of suggestions about how it could be improved.


  • Internships provide platform to showcase digital skills
    Public (web), 06/04/2017; BQ Magazine, 06/04/2017; North East Connected, 06/04/2017; Public (web) , 07/04/2017
    A team of ten graduate interns at Teesside University have been working at the forefront of digital technology and virtual reality.


  • Dozens of jobs created at digital showcase
    Love Middlesbrough, 16/3/2017; Evening Gazette, 17/3/2017; Public (web), 17/3/2017
    ExpoTalent, Teesside University’s annual showcase of work by the School of Computing’s second year students, attracted record crowds with almost 100 digital companies visiting the event.


  • Book Icon North-East's biggest digital showcase coming to Middlesbrough
    Middlesbrough Council (web), 24/2/2017; BDaily (web), 24/2/2017; North East Connected, 24/2/2017
    Hundreds of digital professionals will be mingling with talented computing students at Teesside University’s annual ExpoTalent event on March 9.


  • New apprenticeship will tackle the shortage of web engineers
    Love Middlesbrough, 12/12/2016
    Teesside University is designing its new Degree Apprenticeship (DA) in Digital and Technology Solutions with the input of companies.


  • North-East students earn national recognition in digital contest
    Durham Times web, 10/11/2016; Darlington & Stockton Times, 10/11/2016; Chester-le-Street Advertiser, 10/11/2016; Wear Valley Advertiser, 10/11/2016; Northern Echo, 10/11/2016; Northern Echo, 15/11/2016
    Final year students from Teesside University entered the Cisco University Challenge and competed against entrants from across the county to submit an app designed during the contest.


  • Animated film generates debate
    BBC News (Web) 24/07/2012; Huffington Post (Web) 24/07/2012
    An animated film Centrefold, funded by the Wellcome Trust, features three women discussing how labiaplasty, the surgical reduction of the inner labia, has affected them. It aims to encourage debate.


  • Animation looking at cosmetic surgery
    TFM radio, 12/07/2012; TFM (Web) 12/07/2012
    Filmakers Siobhan Fenton, a lecturer at Teeside University and Ellie Land, a lecturer at Northumbria Unviersity, hope their short documentary will spark debate about female genital cosmetic surgery.


  • Siobhan highlights cosmetic surgery
    Northern Echo, 10/07/2012, p.4
    Siobhan Fenton, a senior lecturer in animation at Teesside University, has worked with award-winning filmmaker Ellie Land to make a film about women who have undergone genital cosmetic surgery.