Sarah Gibson Yates

Course Leader, BA (Hons) Film and Media

Lecturer, Film, Writing and Media

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Cambridge School of Creative Industries

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Film , Media , Creative writing

Following careers in art curatorship, cultural film programming, film production and community education Sarah graduated from the MA in Creative Writing at University of East Anglia, specialising in scriptwriting. As well as lecturing at Anglia Ruskin University she is currently a PhD researcher in creative writing and digital culture.

Twitter: @sgyates



Sarah's research interests are practiced-based and broadly centre around narrative making in film, writing and new media.

Sarah is a researcher and practitioner in digital culture, writing and young adult literature with a background in film practice and arts education. Her creative writing PhD is practice led and consists in the writing of a novel for young adults engaging themes of digital culture and authorship. The work was developed with a grant from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The process of writing early drafts of the novel have been documented in a paper published by Intellect in their journal Book 2.0. Her work includes critical and creative practice investigations into her research interests.

She is affiliated with the Anglia Research Centre in Media & Culture.

Research interests

  • Intersections between traditional and new media forms of narrative making
  • Young Adult Literature
  • Distributed narratives
  • Digital story telling
  • Authorship
  • Social media practices
  • Online identity
  • Self-narration
  • Hybridity


Sarah teaches on the following modules:

  • Introduction to Video
  • Online Journalism
  • Screenwriting: Script to Screen
  • Non-Fiction Filmmaking
  • Major Project