Neill Cockwill

Media and Performing Arts Technology Development Manager

Department of Media
Creative Edge Building
Tel: 01695 584066


Neill Cockwill has worked in the Media Department  at Edge Hill for over 18 years,  and manages the staff within the Media  and Performing Arts technical support teams. He also  teaches contemporary  media theory and photography (both theory and practice). His interest in photography has been life long, however, this has become his main muse when he rediscovered pinhole photography & the smell of developer.

His research interest is based around the varied temporalities inherent in the photographic medium. Through practice based research his work looks at the reception and understanding of time through long exposures and pinhole photography.

Neill’s photographic work & research has been presented internationally and includes a conference paper in Turkey and exhibitions in Ireland and the UK.


  • BA (Hons) Communication Studies
  • Higher Education Academy Fellow (2017)


  • MED1437 Media & Society
  • MED2272 Transmedia Storytelling
  • MED2083 Thinking Photography

Research Interests

  • Photographic temporality
  • Pinhole photography


  • Litchfield, R., Brownett, T., Cockwill, N. and Evans, O. (2014.) Soviet ghosts. 1st ed., Carpet Bombing Culture.

Conference Paper

  • Capturing the Tangible – Pinhole Photography, Long Exposures and its Affect on Reception? International Symposium on Language and Communication: Research trends and challenges, Izmir, Turkey, 2012


  • 2011  – Finding Lost Time – International Photographic Exhibition (Spain, UK, Ireland)
  • 2008 – Art : Machine : Vision – Museum of Science and Industry (Manchester)

Professional Bodies

  • Higher Education Academy
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