Dr Lisa Kelly
- Senior Lecturer (Theatre, Film & Television Studies)
Lisa’s research is concerned with the production and circulation of television, its broader economic and industrial frameworks, and the ways in which individual practices and institutional policies help shape the range and types of programming produced. Key areas of interest include television sitcom, global entertainment formats, and creative talent across the screen industries. She was also part of a research team examining film policy through a case study of the UK Film Council.
Lisa’s current research involves television, talent and gender, with a particular focus on diversity of talent onscreen and behind the scenes and developing talent in small nations. She is the co-author of The Television Entrepreneurs: Social Change and Public Understanding of Business (2012) and The Rise and Fall of the UK Film Council (2015).
Lisa was appointed Lecturer in Television Studies at the University of Glasgow in 2015. Prior to this she was a Research Associate at the University’s Centre for Cultural Policy Research (CCPR) where she worked on two AHRC-funded projects.
She holds a BA(Hons) in Communication and Mass Media from Glasgow Caledonian University and an MPhil in Screen Studies and PhD in Television Studies from the University of Glasgow.
2016-2017: Principal Investigator, 'Nurturing Scottish Screen Industries Talent: The Case of Outlander', Carnegie Trust Research Incentive Award.
2013-14: Principal Investigator, ‘Shaping Scotland’s Talent: Change, Flexibility and New Pathways in the Screen Industries’, RSE Research Workshops Grant.
2012-14: Named Researcher, ‘The UK Film Council: A Case Study of Film Policy in Transition’, AHRC Research Grant.
I welcome applications from new PhD students interested in all aspects of television studies as well as topics relating to creative labour, gender and representation, and media and cultural policy.
- Atkinson, Justine
Representation Matters: On- and off-screen diversity within African cinema exhibition in the UK
- Floyd, Matthew
How the Industry Speaks to Itself: Constructing a History of Television (1976 – present day) through the MacTaggart Lectures and the Edinburgh International TV Festival Archive
- Gabriel, Robert
Socio-Economic Ideology in Contemporary ‘Tween’ Television Programming
- Jenkins, Abigail
The Big Picture: Fat Women in Film and Television
- Mango, Carolyn
Presence of African Women in the Screen Industry. A Case Study of Kenyan Women in the Screen Industry.
MLitt: Film and Television Core Course
MLitt: Advanced Topics in Television Studies
Honours Option: Television Sitcom
Level 2: History, Aesthetics, Genre
Level 1: Looking, Listening, Reading
Level 1: Key Moments in the Development of Cinema and Television