Dr Ciara Chambers

Dr Ciara Chambers is Head of Film and Screen Media. (Currently on leave).
Department roles incl.: BA Coordinator.

Her research interests include newsreels, amateur film and the recycling of archival images. She is associate editor for the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television and a member of the editorial boards of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media and Estudios Irlandeses. She is also a member of the IAMHIST Council and the Irish Screen Studies Board. 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

Dr Abigail Keating

Dr Abigail Keating is Lecturer in Film and Screen Media.
Department roles incl.: 2nd Year Coordinator; Year Abroad/Erasmus Coordinator; 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.

Link to profile here 
Office: 2 Carrigside 2nd Floor 
Tel: 021 490-2656 

Dr Barry Monahan

Dr Barry Monahan is Lecturer in Film Studies.
Department roles incl.: 1st Year Coordinator; Teaching & Learning Officer.

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

Link to profile here
Office: O'Rahilly Building 1.27 
Tel: 021 490-2515

Mr James Mulvey

Mr 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.


Mr Dan O'Connell

Dan O'Connell is Interim Head of Department and Lecturer in Filmmaking.
Department roles incl.: Mature Students Coordinator; Industry Liaison Officer/Masterclass coordinator.

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

Tadhg O'Sullivan

Tadhg O'Sullivan is Arts Council/UCC Film Artist in Residence

Tadhg is a filmmaker, editor, sound designer and sound recordist. His work has been supported by the Arts Council, the Irish Film Board and a number of international broadcasters. He has collaborated as editor and sound designer with many leading Irish filmmakers and artists. He is known for his work with Pat Collins, and on The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid. He directed The Great Wall, an acclaimed feature on European borders based on a Kafka short story which was screened last year in UCC as part of an event coordinated by Laura. His most recent film To The Moon is due to be released in Irish cinemas in 2021:

Professor Laura Rascaroli

Laura Rascaroli is Professor in Film and Screen Media.
Department roles incl.: PhD Coordinator; Focus Convenor; Research Officer. 

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 General Editor of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media.

Link to profile here
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/MRes Coordinator; Industry Liaison Officer/Masterclass Coordinator; Library Officer.

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

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.



Dr. Laécio Ricardo

Dr. Laécio Ricardo is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Film and Screen Media, University College Cork.

Laecio Ricardo de Aquino Rodrigues holds a PhD in Multimeios (Cinema and Photography) from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp - Brazil), and since 2009 has served as Associate Professor at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE - Brazil). A former journalist with a master degree in Sociology, he has published several articles and papers on documentary film, with an emphasis on modern and contemporary practices. Recently, he edited the book Pensar o documentário – textos para um debate(Editora da UFPE), which is available for download here. His research areas are: Cinema Studies, Film Theory, Modern and Contemporary Documentary, First Person Films. His current project, "Documentary and self-writing – shared intimacy and subjective overflow", is mentored by Prof. Laura Rascaroli. It is a long-term investigation about the emergence and consolidation of the “first person” in the contemporary documentary, assumed mainly by the filmmaker in the enunciative work. 

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Dr Rahat Imran

Dr Rahat Imran is an MSCA Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Film and Screen Media, University College Cork.

Her project, Locating the Storyteller: Muslim Women’s Feminist Autobiographical Cinema from the Islamic World, is mentored by Prof. Laura Rascaroli and is a founding study on first-person and auto/biographical Muslim women’s film. She holds a PhD in Cinema Studies from the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada, and has served as Associate Professor at the University of Lahore, Pakistan. She completed an earlier 2-year MSCA Post-doctoral Fellowship in Cinema Studies at the University of Bremen, Germany. She has published the first academic book on Pakistani documentary cinema: Activist Documentary Film in Pakistan: The Emergence of a Cinema of Accountability (Routledge, 2016; 2018). Research areas: Cinema Studies, Gender Studies, Human Rights, Post-colonial Studies, and women’s issues in the Muslim world.


Ms. Linda Murphy

Linda Murphy, Executive Assistant.

Office: O'Rahilly Building 1.80 
Tel: 353 021 490-3863 

Mr. Barry Reilly

Barry Reilly is Apple Certified Trainer and 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.

Office: Kane B10D 
Tel: 021 490-2237

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