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Dr Caitriona Noonan BBS (Limerick), PhD (Glasgow), PgCLT (Glamorgan)

Dr Caitriona Noonan

BBS (Limerick), PhD (Glasgow), PgCLT (Glamorgan)

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Dr Caitriona Noonan is lecturer in Media and Communication in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC).  She is an active researcher in the areas of television production, creative labour and cultural policy.

Her articles appear in journals such as the International Journal of Cultural Policy, Cultural Trends, and the European Journal of Cultural Studies.  She co-edited a book on Cultural Work and Higher Education in 2013 and is due to publish another book in 2018 on television drama production.

In 2015 she was part of a successful bid to the AHRC Research Networking Scheme. The Television from Small Nations network will run from August 2015 to the end of July 2016 and it is a collaboration Dr Noonan, Dr Ruth McElroy (University of South Wales) and Dr Anne Marit Waade (Aarhus University), together with industry partners: the European Broadcasting Union, Royal Television Society (Wales), S4C (Wales) and TG4 (Ireland). The network aims to draw together TV professionals and academics from a range of disciplines to address the specific challenges and opportunities facing broadcasters and producers in small nations.

She is also researching the production of arts television both in the UK and overseas.  To date she has interviewed senior executives and producers at the BBC, Channel 4, Sky Arts, and RTE, along with independent producers and arts organizations.  This research will be published in the coming months.

Caitriona serves on the steering group of the Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations, sits on the editorial board of the Media Education Research Journal and is part of an interdisciplinary research group with colleagues in the business school on Creative Labour and Cultural Production.

In 2017 Caitriona is a visiting research fellow at the School of Literature, Art and Media at the University of Sydney.


Sept 2015 - ongoing: Lecturer in Media and Culture
School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University

Jan 2010 – August 2015:  Lecturer in Media, Culture and Communications
School for Creative Industries, University of South Wales

Sept 2005 – June 2009:  Ph.D
Centre for Cultural Policy Research, University of Glasgow

Sept 2003 – August 2005:  Market Consultant
Enterprise Ireland (Scotland office), Trade & Technology Board of the Irish Government

Sept 1999 – May 2003: Bachelor of Business Studies and French
University of Limerick

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Early Career Research Grant (513316), AHRC, June 2018 - May 2020
Project: Screen Agencies as Cultural Intermediaries: Negotiating and Shaping Cultural Policy for the Film and TV Industries within Selected Small Nations.  Two-year study to gather and analyse original empirical data in relation to the ambitions, activities and outputs of screen agencies within seven small European nations.

International Seedcorn Funding, Cardiff University (July 2017)
Project: Arts Broadcasting, a comparative study of UK and Australian television

Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP), Cardiff University (Summer 2016)
Project: A Quantitative study of arts television on UK television screens.  Research assistance provided by Isobel Ford (BA English Lit, Cardiff Uni)

International Research Network Grant, AHRC (Aug 2015 - July 2016)
Project: Television from Small Nations.  The network drew together TV professionals and academics from a range of disciplines to address the specific challenges and opportunities facing broadcasters and producers in small nations.

Strategic Insight Partnership, HEFCW (May 2014)                     
Project: Investigating collaboration and best practice in the Danish screen industries

Research Investment Scheme, University of Glamorgan (Apr 2012)                       
Project: A study of the Roath Lock Studios as a landmark development for the creative industries in Wales and the UK. Funding for research assistance for one year.

Finalist for the 2011 Cultural Policy Research Award (Oct 2011)                   
European Cultural Foundation















Dr Noonan is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

She has led a number of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and currently teaches:

  • Critical Issues in Television Production
  • Understanding Media Business

She supervises MA, MRes and PhD research and welcomes proposals for postgraduate research which sit within her interests and expertise.

  • Television production cultures particularly the production of television drama and the mediation of specialist factual genres like arts and religion.
  • Arts Broadcasting in the UK and internationally
  • Challenges to public service broadcasting
  • Cultural Intermediaries in TV & film (e.g. regional and screen development agencies)
  • Media and Cultural Policy (PSB, higher ed, regional development, decentralisation)
  • Places & spaces of creative production

Research Website



Caitriona welcomes PhD proposals in the areas of:

- Television studies
- Creative labour
- Cultural production
- Public service broadcasting
- Cultural policy
- Media in and from small nations

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Salsabilla Sakinah

Research student

Past projects