Dr Ciara Chambers

Dr Ciara Chambers is Senior Lecturer in Film and Screen Media and Head of Department.
Department roles incl.: Mature Students Liaison; ACE Liaison; Puttnam Scholarship Coordinator.

Her research interests include newsreels, amateur film and the recycling of archival images. She is a council member of the International Association of Media History and associate editor of the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. She is also a member of the consultative board of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media and the board of advisors of Estudios Irlandeses. She was scriptwriter and associate producer on Éire na Nuachtscannán, a six-part television series broadcast on TG4. She is currently working on the AHRC/IRC-funded Make Film History project in partnership with Kingston University, the BBC, the British Film Institute, Northern Ireland Screen and the IFI Irish Film Archive.

Link to profile here
Office: O'Rahilly Building, G27c
Tel: 021 490 5162

Dr Abigail Keating

Dr Abigail Keating is Lecturer in Film and Screen Media.
Department roles incl.: BA Degree Director; 2nd Year Coordinator; Erasmus/International Students Coordinator.

Her main research areas include women and film/media, contemporary cinema, screen media culture, protest media, and pop culture, on which she has published widely. She has worked freelance as an editor and videographer for many local and national organisations, and has worked in collaboration with the Irish Film Institute a number of times, through projects and lecture series. She is currently working on a book on women and the contemporary screen.

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Office: 2 Carrigside 2nd Floor 
Tel: 021 490-2656 

Dr Barry Monahan

Dr Barry Monahan is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies.
Department roles incl.: PhD Coordinator, Research Officer.

His main teaching and research interests are: the history and aesthetics of Irish and other national cinemas and film theory.

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Office: O'Rahilly Building
Tel: 021 490-2515

James Mulvey

James Mulvey is Lecturer in Film Studies.
Department roles incl: 3rd Year Coordinator.

His main teaching and research interests include the essay film, the portrait film, fiction/non-fiction and film-philosophy. He is the Reviews Editor for Alphaville Journal of Film and Screen Media and the English Language Editor for Cinergie Journal. He is the Early Careers Researcher representative for the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) in the division of film studies. He is the features and documentary programmer for IndieCork film festival, with an emphasis on fostering independent, essayistic and art cinema, where he focuses on developing links between the academic and filmic communities.

Dan O'Connell

Dan O'Connell is Lecturer in Filmmaking.
Department roles incl.: Media Marketing Officer; MA Director (Semester 2, 2023–2024)

He is a multi award-winning director and has written and directed dozens of short films and documentaries, which have been screened at film festivals both locally and internationally. He is Director at SUPEREGO, a high-quality video production company with large multinational clients, which aims to deliver promotional, fashion and event video to a growing online market. He is also founder of, Cork's online filmmaking hub with over 400 members, where filmmakers can share knowledge, participate in each other's projects and share resources. Egomotion have also hosted various screenings, workshops and meet-and-greets in order to promote local filmmaking talent.

Office: Kane B10D
Tel: 021 490-2237

Professor Laura Rascaroli

Laura Rascaroli is Professor in Film and Screen Media.

Her research interests span European and World cinemas; experimental nonfiction, the essay film, and first-person cinemas; artist film and the post-medium moving image; film space and geopolitics; and the politics of form. She is the author of several monographs, including How the Essay Film Thinks (Oxford UP, 2017), The Personal Camera: Subjective Cinema and the Essay Film (Wallflower, 2009), and Crossing New Europe: Postmodern Travel and the European Road Movie (Wallflower, 2006), and coeditor of collections including Expanding Cinema: Theorizing Film Through Contemporary Art (Amsterdam UP, 2020) and Antonioni: Centenary Essays (BFI, 2011). Her work has been translated into several languages. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media.

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Office: O'Rahilly Building 1.26
Tel: 021 490-2471

Dr Gwenda Young

Dr Gwenda Young is Lecturer in Film and Screen Media.
Department roles incl.: MA Director; MRes Coordinator; Library Officer; Arts Council/Film Artist Coordinator.

Her research interests include: Silent Cinema, 1914–1927; Film History; Animals and Film/Media; Classical Hollywood Cinema; Post-Classical Hollywood Cinema; Genre Studies.

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Office: O'Rahilly Building 1.83
Tel: 021 490-2776



Emer Reynolds

Emer Reynolds is Arts Council/UCC Film Artist in Residence.

Emer Reynolds is an Emmy winning director and film editor, based in Dublin, Ireland. Having enjoyed a successful and multi-award-winning 20-year career as a film editor–spanning narrative features, TV drama and documentaries–she transitioned into directing; first co-directing, with John Murray, the Grierson nominated feature documentary on the Cuban Missile Crisis, HERE WAS CUBA. She went on to direct THE FARTHEST, the multi-award feature documentary on the Voyager spacecraft–which won the 2018 EMMY for Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary and The George Morrison Best Feature Documentary at IFTA 2018–and the critically acclaimed SONGS FOR WHILE I’M AWAY, a poetic and celebratory look at the life and work of Thin Lizzy legend, Philip Lynott.  JOYRIDE, Emer’s debut narrative feature, starring Oscar winner Olivia Colman and newcomer Charlie Reid, went on general release in UK and Ireland in Summer 2022, and is available to stream worldwide. Emer was the delighted recipient of The Maureen O’Hara Award 2017 at Kerry Film Festival, and The George Byrne Maverick Award by Dublin Film Critics Circle in 2017.


Lord David Puttnam

Lord David Puttnam is Adjunct Professor of Film and Screen Media and Digital Humanities at UCC.

David Puttnam spent thirty years as an independent producer of award-winning films including The Mission, The Killing Fields, Local Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone and Memphis Belle. His films have won ten Oscars, 25 BAFTAs and the Palme D'Or at Cannes. From 1994 to 2004 he was Vice President and Chair of Trustees at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) and was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship in 2006. He retired from film production in 1998 to focus on his work in public policy as it relates to education, the environment, and the 'creative and communications' industries.



Ms. Linda Murphy

Linda Murphy, Executive Assistant.

Office: O'Rahilly Building 1.26
Tel: 353 021 490-3863 

Barry Reilly

Barry Reilly is Apple Certified Trainer and Senior Technical Officer in Film and Screen Media.

Department roles incl.: Health and Safety Officer; Fire Marshal.

A graduate in Broadcast Systems Engineering, he went on to work for one of Ireland's largest independent Broadcasters as a Broadcast Technician. His role there included technical supervision of the company’s live studio events as well as broadcast engineer on global news channel guest interviews. He manages the film equipment and technical infrastructure for the Department.

Office: Kane B10D 
Tel: 021 490-2237

Department of Film and Screen Media

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O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Ireland