poster displaying a tree and text about Katrina's planned research


For the Media Research seminar at Maynooth University, 8 November 2017.


Thank you to my supervisors, Dr. Sarah Arnold and Dr. Anne O’Brien; to Prof. Maria Pramaggiore for referring me to them during my initial enquiries; to the John and Pat Hume Scholarship administrators; and to all the staff at Maynooth who have helped make my transition to mature PhD student a positive experience.



Caldwell, John Thornton. Production Culture: Industrial Reflexivity and Critical Practice in Film and Television. Console-Ing Passions. Durham, N.C: Duke University Press, 2008.
Hesmondhalgh, David. The Cultural Industries. 2nd ed. Los Angeles ; London: SAGE, 2007.
Mayer, Vicki, Miranda J. Banks, and John Thornton Caldwell, eds. Production Studies: Cultural Studies of Media Industries. New York: Routledge, 2009.
McRobbie, Angela. Be Creative: Making a Living in the New Culture Industries. Camcridge, UK ; Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2015.
“Research Informs & Empowers - See Jane.” Accessed December 8, 2014.


Graphic Elements

Original tree illustration by Freepik. Funding strike rate graph from the Irish Film Board’s Gender Statistics 2016.