Mr Sunil Chhatralia


I am the course leader for Digital Media Technology courses, and previously for Computer Graphics Technology BSc and Creative Technology BSc. I have taught a range of modules from Fundamentals of Computer Imagery, Digital Motion Graphics, Digital Compositing, Visual Effects and Professional Practice at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I am also a member of EDI, Athena Swan and Safeguarding teams at KU. 

Prior to entering full-time HE, I had worked in industry for over twenty years with technology and media-based companies such Silicon Graphics, Avid Technologies, and Quantel as a consultant and trainer and also various media, tv and design-based companies such as Carlton Communications and Pearl and Dean.

My main interests and research include digital media, visual arts and technology-enhanced learning. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior lecturer


  • SFHEA, Kingston University
  • MSc Digital Education, Edinburgh University
  • MA Drawing, Kingston University
  • PG Dip Computer Science, Aberystwyth University
  • BA Visual Art, Aberystwyth University

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


Digital Media: Past research projects has led to participation in the formation of Digital Media Kingston (DMK). Recent research has led to specific contributions to Skillset UK wide VFX course development in  and  

Blended Learning: Early research into this had led me to membership of Kingston Universities ADC and R3 research group as well as ad hoc areas such as science and children's reasoning: Lately this has developed into more focused aspects of learning in a digital environment such as peer instruction in small cohorts and digital assessment. 

Technology Enhanced Learning: Research into pedagogy (peer instructions) through use of personal voting systems (clickers) formed my research project for my MSc (Edinburgh):

Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

I am currently External Examiner for the Digital Media Technology BSc BA courses at Oxford Brookes University and have been External validation panel member for the Digital Arts subject group Solent University (2020-23): BA (Hons) Computer Generated Imagery, Visual Effects and Digital Animation. Foundation Digital Arts 

Validation panel (2020): Northampton University: BA (Hons) Professional Creative Practice.

I have also participated in several external HE and Creative Industry organisations such as BIMA, Escape Studios, Skillset, MPC and ClearAngleStudios to develop HE links with the Creative Industries.

Professional and scholarly affiliations

  • Member of Association for Learning Technology
  • Member of the Drawing Research Network
  • Member of Computer Arts Society
  • Member of BIMA (panel judge 2023)

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