My PhD (2010) from Ulster University examined the ‘Visibilities of Childhood in Moving Image’. The project combined creative practice with a theoretical framework drawing on cultural geography, visual anthropology & sociology. It also included case studies of film artists Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Miranda July and Jane Campion.

The project was widely disseminated and won the 2011 Award for best PhD Thesis, and the 2009 Award for best PhD Poster in the Faculty of Art, Design & Built Environment, Ulster University Belfast.

Here’s my powerpoint presentation from the Journal of Media Practice Symposium ‘Postdigital Encounters: Creativity and Improvisation’, Bristol 2011 about selected aspects of the project.

A case study of the practice works ‘Insider’ and ‘Child Agent’ was featured in Volume 3 of Screenworks, a journal I subsequently joined as an academic reviewer.

The three short films I made as part of the PhD (Lily’s Image/ Insider/ Child Agent) were screened widely. Further details can be found on my vimeo page.

Selected conference presentations related to the PhD can be found here.