People and expertise

Dr Simon Pardoe  |  Director

 Simon Pardoe specialises in distilling and communicating academic research findings to engage wider policy, professional and public debate.  He manages and jointly carries out each research dissemination project.

Simon Pardoe was previously a teaching fellow and honorary research fellow in Applied Linguistics, and research associate in the Centre for the Study of Environmental Change (CSEC), at Lancaster University.   He has a PhD in Applied Linguistics with Science and Technology Studies, analysing issues in environmental impact assessment.

His cross-disciplinary focus built on experience in agriculture, a first degree in Geography, a PGCE in the teaching of Maths and Communication, and an MA in Applied Linguistics where he specialised in the research and teaching of academic and professional writing.  He was a tutor in academic writing for post-graduate students across disciplines at Lancaster University, including Law, Social Science, Environmental Science and Management.  As a visiting consultant with the British Council in Ethiopia, he co-developed the Freshman English programme for the University of Addis Ababa.

He was previously a lecturer and senior lecturer in Communication for Business Studies, and the advisory lecturer for the development of learning materials in Further Education across inner London (ILEA).  Since studying documentary video with Signal Films in Barrow and the Documentary Filmmakers Group (DFG) in London, he has produced, directed and edited 22 videos, including 9 documentaries which distil and disseminate university research.

He is a Fellow of The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), a member and past executive member of The British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL), and a member of The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S).

Video portfolio.  Publications at

Dr Sherilyn MacGregor  |  Director

Dr Sherilyn MacGregor reviews and advises on each project.

Sherilyn MacGregor is senior lecturer in Environmental Politics at Keele University, joint course director of the BSc in Environment and Sustainability, and departmental director of recruitment and marketing.  She is co-investigator on the RCUK-funded project ‘Reducing Energy Consumption through Community Knowledge Networks’.

She has previously lectured in Sociology and Environmental Politics in Canada and the US.  She has a BA and MA in Urban and Regional Planning from Queen’s University, Canada, and a PhD in Environmental Studies at York University, Canada.  In 2009 she received a Keele University Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.

She is a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, and a member of the Royal Geographical Society and the Political Studies Association.  In 2014 she takes up a 6 month fellowship at the Rachel Carson Centre in Munich.

Publications at:  People & expertise  p2

Lisa Cazzato Vieyra  |  Associate

 Lisa Cazzato Vieyra specialises in cinematography, direction and editing. 

Lisa Cazzato Vieyra is a director, editor and cinematographer of documentary and experimental film.  She has directed and shot several series of short documentaries for Channel 4 and prime time features for Al Jazeera International, based with the Native Voice Films Production collective.  She has worked on collaborations with Amnesty International, Action Aid, British Council, Mind, Women without Borders/SAVE and others. 

Her long format film projects include the award winning “As Old as My Tongue, the Myth and Life of Bi Kidude” set in Zanzibar, and “The Bengali Detective” set in India and lauded at both the Sundance and Berlin International film festivals.  She works on video art projects at the Tate Gallery, speaks Italian, Spanish and French, and teaches documentary editing with the Documentary Filmmakers Group in London. 

Alan Golding  |  Associate

 Alan Golding specialises in video production.

Alan Golding is a television and multi-media producer, writer and researcher with a experience of television and radio commissioning.  He entered the industry in 1995 as the originator of the BBC Wales BAFTA nominated Best Light Entertainment programme, Route 96 Moldova.  In 2001, he co-produced ‘Built to Last: The Story of the Brynmawr Rubber Factory’, described by the Chairman of BBC Wales’ Board of Governors as the ‘future of broadcasting in Wales’.  In 2002 he was Assistant Producer on the first series of ‘Restoration’ presented by Griff Rhys Jones, the centrepiece of BBC2 Network’s summer schedule.  He then managed a range of multi-media projects, producing short films, documentaries and infomercials for DVD and online, providing copy and website content, training young people in music video production, and advising on interpretation media.  In 2012 he produced three documentaries broadcast on BBC Wales.

Dr Kathleen Cross  |  Associate

 Dr Kathleen Cross specialises in writing, editing and facilitation.

Kathleen Cross is an experienced facilitator of professional communication, including as a facilitator-interpreter in German-English dialogue.  She has a commitment to facilitating public participation in policy-making.  While working at Lancaster University, she was lead facilitator in the 2005 UK Citizen Panels for the Committee for Radioactive Waste Management, jointly facilitating (with colleagues from Lancaster University and PublicSpace) the interactions between citizens and experts on technical, societal and moral issues of risk and the management of nuclear waste.

She now specialises in translating and proof-reading academic journal articles, research papers and other texts in the social sciences, including environmental economics, the politics of climate change and global development.  Her translations include Ulrich Beck’s ‘Power in the Global Age’ and Niklas Luhmann’s ‘The Reality of the Mass Media’.  Her PhD from Lancaster University is in Science Studies, with training in cultural studies and social sciences.  She lives in Germany and the UK, and writes, sings and plays for the ‘Kathleen Cross Band’.