Tim has managed creative teams in design agencies, creative services departments and television for over 24 years. During this time he has worked with a variety of high-level corporate, broadcasting and music industry clients and acquired a wide-range of skills and experience that includes the conceptualisation and production of promotional and branding campaigns across different media platforms.
Tim holds a PhD from University of Westminster and his research background explores digital content creation, creativity and new mediums of distribution, accessibility, interactivity and online sharing, particularly through social media. He places importance on linking student projects to industry partners to help prepare students for the workplace and is currently conducting research into work-based learning and creative industry degree apprenticeships.
2017 "Work-based learning for the creative industries: A case study of the development of BA (Hons) web design and social media", Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, Vol. 7 Iss: 1, pp.79–91
2015 "Self-Created Digital Content Sharing in Retirement". In: Savigny, H., Thorsen, E., Jackson, D., Alexander, J. (ed.) Media, Margins and Popular Culture. Basingstoke, Hamps., Palgrave Macmillan, pp.232–248.
2013 "Self-initiated (re)education of digital technology in retired content creators". In: Bolin, G. & Skogerbø, E. (eds.) Northern Lights: Film and Media Studies Handbook. Bristol, UK., Intellect Books, pp.51–69
Riley, Tim (2017) Work-based learning for the creative industries: a case study of the development of BA (Hons) web design and social media. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, 7 (1). pp. 79-91. ISSN 2042-3896