Paul Ottey

Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Technology, BEng, BSc, SFHEA


Paul is a senior lecturer and course leader for the BSc Film Production and Interactive Technology course at Staffordshire University. He teaches across a range of film production and film technology subjects with an emphasis on cameras and imaging technology in factual production.

Paul has a background in mechanical engineering and technology where he worked for a number of years in the automotive industry in tool and factory design for major manufacturers such as Ford, Volvo and Jaguar. Paul’s engineering background has given him a practical and efficient approach to his documentary work and research.

After engaging with video as part of the engineering production process Paul moved into broadcast production working on a range of documentaries for SKY, FOXTEL and Channel 5 along with a number of independent projects.

He spent a number of years working on crime programming for SKY dealing with contemporary and historical crimes. He is currently working with a range of colleagues on the dissemination of various archaeology, crime science, history, and heritage projects for broadcast, exhibition and new methods of delivery such as VR and AR.


Professional Memberships

  • Senior Fellow HEA
  • Member of Royal Television Society
  • Friend of the Keswick Film Festival
  • Member of Guild Of Television Camera Professionals

Research interests

  • Creation and dissemination of digital content included traditional video, VR and AR
  • All media approaches for audience engagement with archaeology, science, history and heritage projects
  • Digital camera platforms and alternative camera techniques


Graham, F and Ottey, P. (2017) Shaping Europe- The Post War Fallout.

Ottey, P. and Graham, F. (2017) The Untold Holocaust and Hitler’s Testing Ground.

Ottey, P. (2015) Britain’s Worst Crimes – Jimmy Savile.

Ottey, P. (2015) Let The Devil In.

Ottey, P. (2015) Urbex.


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