Recently completed PhDs

  • Peter Hodges: Sound and Vision: Towards a Definition of the Dialogical Interactions between Image and Sound in Animated Films.
  • Nina Jones: Beyond the M25: BBC Television Drama in Wales and Scotland 2003-2013.
  • Chanan Hanspal: Frank Zappa and the Orchestra Question: Dissonant Clatter or Well-Crafted Design?
  • Sian Powell: Sylw’r cyfryngau o etholiadau yng Nghymru wedi datganoli: cymhariaeth o sylw’r cyfryngau yn ystod Etholiad Cyffredinol 2010 ac Etholiad Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru yn 2011 [Trans. Coverage of election in Wales post-devolution: a comparison of media coverage of the 2010 General Election and the National Assembly for Wales Election 2011]
  • Emily Underwood-Lee: The Body Exposed: strategies for confronting objectification in women’s autobiographical performance.
  • Rhiannon Williams: Y Capel Cymraeg: Cymdogaeth a Pherfformiad.
  • Gabriel Zepeda: Xenophilia in Mass Media: Unity in Diversity or Confusion in Uniformity?
  • David Barrett: The Performance of Shakespeare in Original Pronounication.
  • Bridget Keehan: The Function of Theatre in Prison.
  • Dongil Oh: Aesthetical Research into Diverse Modes of Storytelling in Animated Performance, with the Specific Reference of Reality and Illusion.
  • Michael Picardie: The Symbolic and the Semotic in Boesman and Lenn and Shades of Brown.
  • Peter Rawbone: Causality and Interaction in Computer Music Composition.
  • Brian Fagence: Scriptwriting and the Transformation of Realities: A critical discussion of story creation, transformation and transmedia storytelling in animation, comics and computer games.
  • David Langdon: How has the Gothic Genre Continued to Function within the Interactive Narrative?
  • Laura Newcombe: In What Way Has Subtitles Progressed to Reduce the Barriers in Communication for the Hearing Impaired through Mainstream Cinema and Television Programmes.
  • Ben Lamb: Spaces of Television: Production, Site and Style.
  • Will Ashton: How Can Interactive Music Contribute to a More Immersive and Engaging Experience in Real-tIme Strategy Video Games?
  • Louise Atkins: Occupational Health for Musicains.
  • Carl Boland: Developing a Sonic Arts Approach to Sound Design Practice in Film and Animation.
  • Rob Campbell: To What Extent, And With What Consequences, Did Northcliffe’s Guest Editorship of Pulitzer’s New York World On January 31 1900 Represent a Division in the Monolith of Anglo-American Journalism Along a ‘Tabloid Fault Line’?
  • Steve Johnson: Community Radio in Wales: How to Achieve Longevity?
  • Jonathan Goode: An Investigation of Contemporary Church Music Practices and the Relevance of Vocational Music Education in Colleges of Further and Higher Education.
  • Madelon Hoedt: Acting Out: The Enjoyment of Performances Horror.
  • Jodie Allinson:
  • Geraint D’Arcy: Towards an Aesthetics of Theatre Technology
  • Kingsley Edafienene: Media Exposure, Policy Agenda-Setting and Risk Communication In Sub-Saharan Africa: A Case Study of Nigeria’s Niger Delta Region
  • Glyn Fry: Marketing, the Literary and the Logos of Cool. (Joint PhD with English Department)
  • Maureen James: Investigating the Tales of the Lincolnshire Cars
  • Liz Jones: More than 'Pictures of People Talking’?: Adaption of Theatre Plays to Film.
  • Emma Leslie: The Branding of the Consumer Relationship: How the Online Brand Community is Animated by its Fans.
  • Rob Lewis:
  • Benny (Kok Wai) Lim: Postmodern Theatre in the Singapore Cintext.
  • Katalin Nagy: Promoting Hungarian Culture and Constructing Cultural Identity
  • Laura Newcombe: I’m Not Deaf, I’m Just Ignoring You: Exploring Forms of Subtitling Technologies from the Perspective of a Young Cinema Audience.
  • Adam Perkins: The Possibilities and Effectiveness of Spin and Propaganda in Sport
  • Jesse Schwenk: A Practical Investigation into Notions of Authorship in Live Performance. (PhD by Portfolio)
  • Robert Smith: Building a Community around Music. (PhD by Portfolio)
  • Daniel Turner: Profiling a Metal Mastermind: The Production Aesthetics of Andy Sneap.

Recently completed taught MA dissertations:

  • Filpe Galamba: The Impact of New Media on War Reporting: Al Jazera, BBC and CNN in Gaza.
  • Chris Latham: ‘We Are in God’s Hands Now’: Smallpox, Swine Flu and the Nature of Moral Panic.
  • Sam Morgan: Does Herman and Chomsky’s Propaganda Model Still Hold Relevance in Relation to Modern Media Reportage?
  • David Peek: Perception, Understanding and Use of Television and Radio Science Programmes by Young Professionals: A Study in Four Interviews.