There is only one full-time member of staff who is not included in the RAE return, Dr Paul Moore, who joined the staff in 1999. Moore has spent most of his career in the FE sector and, as a result, is still at a relatively early stage of his research career. However, he is very much a participant in the department’s research culture, having successfully completed a PhD on Northern Ireland biker culture (under Hill’s supervision) in 1998. This thesis was highly commended by the external examiner, Paul Willis, and publication is planned. He also scripted a BBCNI television documentary, broadcast in March 2001, based on this research. His essay 'From the Semiotics of Sight to the Semiotics of Sound' appeared in the Journal of Media Practice (vol. 1 no. 3, 2000, 148-56) and a number of articles are in press or preparation for the Journal of Ethnography, The Blackwell Companion to Cultural Studies and a collection of new essays on sound to be published by Berg. He has also delivered papers at the Association of Media Practice Educators’ Conference (2000) and the Sound Practice Conference (2001) and is due to speak at the International 'Radiocracy' Conference in Durban, South Africa in September 2001. He presents the programme 'Media Matters' for Radio Ulster, is a current Board member of the Northern Ireland Film Commission and sat on the Film Education Working Group which delivered the Making Movies Matter report in 1999. Although it has been decided not to include Moore in this RAE, he will be included in the next.