CURRENT TEACHING (University of St Andrews, 2016-2018)

MLitt. module on Cinema and Media in the Digital Era (fully taught)

Film Genres (convenor and lecturer -- team-taught with Richard Dyer & Lucy Fife Donaldson)

Modern World Cinemas (lecturer -- co-taught)

Film History and Historiography (lecturer -- co-taught)

Key Concepts in Film Studies (lecturer & tutor -- co-taught)

Film Culture, Theory and Entertainment (tutor)

MA film studies Dissertation (supervisor)

M.Litt module: Theory and Practice of Research in Film Studies (convenor & lecturer [co-taught])

I'm currently working with students in the Department of Film Studies to create a dossier on 'Race, Gender, and Genre in 21st Century Cinema' for issue 8.3 (2017) of Film Matters, a peer-reviewed journal for undergraduate film studies research.

I’ve also been the Examinations Officer, the Sub-Honours Advisor, the Careers officer, and I oversee the student-led REEL FILM SERIES, which includes the organisation of Programming Workshops with industry professionals.


I have designed curricula for, and taught, the following modules:

Hollywood Cinema – Form, History and Theory, 3rd year module, Maynooth University

The Film Soundtrack, 3rd year module, Maynooth University

History and Theory of Documentary,  2nd year module, Maynooth University

Hollywood and Genre (co-taught) , 1st year module, National University of Ireland, Galway

Beyond Hollywood Cinema (incl. avant-garde, cult, indie, and selected world cinema), 1st year module, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Introduction to Film Theory (seminars), 1st year module, Trinity College Dublin


Introduction to World Cinema, MA module, Maynooth University

Imaginative Responses to Low-Budget Filmmaking (co-taught), MA in Production and Direction module, National University of Ireland, Galway.


I have supervised and graded MA dissertations at University of St Andrews, NUI Galway and Maynooth University; including practice-based audiovisual essay dissertations.

Dissertation topics include: the extra-terrestial view of the Earth from space, gender representation in the musicals of Baz Luhrmann, and contemporary television comedies.  

I have also supervised undergraduate research projects on film music and sound, and served on PhD progression committees.


Co-facilitator of ‘The Audiovisual Essay in Ireland’ workshop, led by Dr. Catherine Grant and Dr. Liz Greene, and organized by Prof. Maria Pramaggiore, Maynooth University, May 9-10, 2016.

Students as Partners Workshop, Maynooth University, March 2016.

Learning to Teach Online Certificate, 6-week course, run by the University of New South Wales through Coursera, July-August 2015.

Mind the Gap! A National Workshop on Practice-based PhD research in the Creative, Media and Visual Arts. One-day workshop, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, April 2015.

Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies: Audiovisual Approaches to Audiovisual Subjects in Research, Publishing and Teaching. Two-hour workshop, led by Catherine Grant and Adrian Martin, NECS Conference, Milan, June 2014.

Certificate in Teaching and Support Learning, Centre for Academic Practice and eLearning, Trinity College Dublin. Certificate hours: 32 contact hours, 132 hours including preparation of a teaching portfolio: October 2013-January 2014.

Small Group Teaching, Centre for Academic Practice and eLearning, TCD, October 2012.

Introduction to Teaching and Support Learning, Centre for Academic Practice and eLearning, TCD, January 2012.


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