Dr Jacky Collins (Dr Noir) is Senior Lecturer in Film and TV at Northumbria University. She has a great passion for European Crime fiction, film & TV. In recent years, her keen interest in the genre has led to her setting up the Newcastle Noir Annual Crime Writing Festival & also the quarterly Noir@theBar gathering up in Edinburgh. She also takes much delight in supporting Vic Watson who leads Noir@theBar Newcastle. Together with author Shelley Day they for the Bloodys Marys creative writing group. There’s nothing that Jacky likes better than to be interviewing a crime fiction author or moderating a festival panel.