Staff profile

Daithi McMahon



Media and Cultural Studies


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


School of Arts


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



Lecturer in Media


Teaching responsibilities

I teach across both undergraduate and postgraduate media programmes. At undergraduate level I teach on the BA Media Production and the BA Radio Production. I also teach on the new MA Writing for Performance programme and lead a number of modules on this programme. I teach in the areas of radio/audio production, scriptwriting and professional media practice. I am also involved in supervising undergraduate and postgraduate student projects across a number of media including the MA Writing for Performance feature length script projects.


Professional interests

I love radio and audio in all its forms. I continue to write, direct, produce and executive produce radio dramas and documentaries. I also have a growing interest in TV/film production including screenwriting for TV drama and film.

Research interests

My main research interest, which is the focus of my PhD thesis, is in the area of media convergence particularly the growing relationship between radio and social media. From this I have also developed an interest in the study of Millennials as radio/audio audiences and how this generation is being reached and engagemed with by radio industries in Ireland and other European countries. I would be happy to hear from other academics interested in collaborating on future research projects in the above or related areas.

Membership of professional bodies

I am a member of MeCCSA and ECREA Radio Research section and I am also a member of the Writers' Guild of Ireland.


Recent conferences

Experience in industry

I am a multi-award winning and critically acclaimed playwright, director, performer, producer, editor and sound engineer with over a decade of experience in writing and media production, particularly in the radio/audio sector. During that time I have built a strong body of radio productions in live and pre-produced formats with the bulk being radio drama, documentary or docu-drama productions. Below is a list of my work to date.

Authored & Produced Projects

International experience

In the media

I am generally available to the media to discuss matters related to my work and research.

Recent publications