Dr Ian Smith

Position: Senior Lecturer
School: Perf and Screen Studies
Email: Ian.Smith@kingston.ac.uk
Extension: NA
Location: Room Pr Mb 3049, Penrhyn Road


Ian Smith has lectured at universities of Oxford, London, Boston, Warwick and Kingston in a range of subjects including literature, film, and television studies. He has taught at Kingston University since 2005.

His publications include the books "Pinter in the Theatre" (Nick Hern Books, 2005) and "The Pope of Russell Square" (a major study of T.S. Eliot, in press for Enitharmon. 2009).

Other published writing includes numerous reviews and journalism.

As a musician, arranger, and composer he has performed and recorded with major artists including Bryan Ferry, Shirley Bassey, Stan Tracey, and most recently Hank Wangford. His compositions have been recorded and broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

He devised and was principal interviewee for the major Channel 4 documentary "Ashes Fever" (2005) and has worked on a range of other television programmes in a range of creative and performing capacities.

He is a regular presenter, writer, and contributor to arts programmes on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4.

Ian Smith remains active as a broadcaster, musician, and contributor to the creative arts in theatre, radio and television.