Daithí McMahon

Daithí McMahon, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Assistant Head of Discipline for Music and Performing Arts at the University of Derby where he teaches media production and scriptwriting on UG and PG programmes. He is a critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning radio playwright, director, producer and sound artist specialising in audio drama and audio documentary production. As a specialist on the Irish radio industry his research interests include the convergence of radio with digital media, the political economy of media industries and the media consumption habits of contemporary audiences while he also explores multidisciplinary collaborative teaching and learning in HE. He is currently working on a number of podcasts and has recently expanded his research practice to include video production including the documentary film Our Story (2020) charting the experiences of the Irish diaspora in Derby, a health education video for the learning-disabled Poo Busters (2021), and a collaborative short film co-production involving the visually impaired community.

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