Ms Faye Hannah

  • Research Associate (Theatre, Film & Television Studies)


I am Research Associate delivering the 'Everyday Diversity' research alongside Professor Doris Ruth Eikhof on her AHRC Leadership Fellow Project which focuses on how the UK screen sector is looking to strengthen and diversify its pool of creative talent and skills. Working with the British Film Institute and Creative Diversity Network, this AHRC project will conduct new research to help the screen sector achieve its ambitions for greater workforce diversity.

I am a final year doctoral candidate at University of South Wales, writing up my thesis which examines location, workforce, access and creative industries policy in the screen industries in Wales. I am also a member of the Centre for the study of media and culture in small nations.

In 2020, throughout the Covid19 pandemic, I was a Research Fellow with University of South Wales, delivering the AHRC research and report 'Screen Work 2020'  with Professor Ruth McElroy.  The report delivered first comprehensive research on workforce, training and education needs for Film, Television, Animation, Games, VFX and Post-Production in the Cardiff City Region.

I offer indepth working knowledge and experience of the UK cultural sector from my 15-year career working across screen, creative and related education sectors in the UK. I have worked previously for Creative Skillset, BAFTA, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, NextGen Skills Academy and Ffilm Cymru Wales to deliver research, training, projects, and qualifications. I also have a BA Hons in Broadcast Media from University of Wales, Cardiff. 

I am a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner and founder of creative consultancy firm ‘Our Colab’. 

Research interests

My research interests are screen sector workforce and skills, equality and cultural labour in devolved nations and regions in the UK. 

Additional information

Jun 2020  Clwstwr Screen Census Blog 

April 2020 Creative Cardiff:  ‘Get a Proper Job’ Podcast 

April 2020 Exploring Inequalities during Coronavirus  

March 2020 ‘Protecting Wales’ Screen Industries’ 

May 2018 Our Colab evidence response to Culture Welsh Language and Communications Committee ‘Inquiry into Major TV & Film Production in Wales’ 

Sep 2018 CAMEo Leicester University Conference Paper: ‘People like us don’t get opportunities like this’ – A reflection on PhD thesis case study and ethnographic research on Ffilm Cymru Wales Foot in the Door programme.

Feb 2017  Foot in the Door – Accessing film opportunities in Wales

May 2016  Wales & Aarhus cross sectoral knowledge transfer