Staff profile

Dr Teresa Forde

Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies

English Literature academic, Teresa Forde, at a Star Trek convention in Birmingham.


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


School of Arts

Research centre

Digital and Material Artistic Research Centre, Identity, Culture and Representation Research Centre




Markeaton Street and Britannia Mill, Derby Campus



I primarily teach on the film and television studies at the University of Derby. I have taught and led programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

My research interests include issues of representation and identity, the concept of memory, science fiction, curation, visibility and feminism. I have established the Spaces/Places research group to explore curation and exhibition of a range of practices, including film, photography and art, and have established the Marion Adnams Project.

Teaching responsibilities

Currently teaching on the following modules:

Professional interests

I am the Chair of the Gender Equality Network (GEN) at the University, a subgroup of the University Equality and Diversity Committee, which is concerned with issues related to equality in policy and experience and the promotion of events such as International Women's Day and Women's History Month. I am also currently on the Athena Swan working group for the University and am Equality Officer for Derby UCU.

Current Internal Roles

Recent External Roles

Research interests

Research Supervision

Research Group and Centres

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

2018 ‘Researching the Artist Marion Adnams’, Ryerson University, Toronto.

2018 Conference Organizer and Convenor: Marion Adnams Symposium, Paper: ‘Marion Adnams and Surrealism’, University of Derby.

2016 ‘1968 and the Escalation of Decay: Time Travelling in ‘The Flood’ ‘, Mad Men: The Conference, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Nashville.

2015 ‘Performing Genres in Twin Peaks’;, I’ll See You Again in 25 Years: The Return of Twin Peaks and Generations of Cult TV, MediaCityUK, University of Salford.

2015 Conference Co-organiser & Convenor; Paper: ‘Researching Marion Adnams: A Singular Woman’ at Digital Humanities: Transformative Landscapes, University of Derby.

International experience

March 2019: International Erasmus Exchange, Presentations on Researching Marion Adnams, CEU San Pablo University, Madrid.

Additional interests and activities

Recent film introductions, panels and Q&A

In the media

Radio Interviews 

Recent publications

Book chapters and journal articles 

Co-editor and Contributor: Karen McNally, Jane Marcellus, Teresa Forde & Kirsty Fairclough,  The Legacy of Mad Men: Cultural History, Intermediality and American Television, London: Palgrave (2020).

Chapter: ‘Olivia Dunham and the New Frontier in Fringe’, Women’s Space: Essays on Female Characters in the 21st Century Science Fiction Western, ed. M. A Marotta, McFarland (2019).

Chapters on The L Word and True Blood in Finales: Considering the Ends of Television Series, Eds. David Bianculli, Douglas Howard, Syracuse University Press (2018).

Chapter: ‘Rory Williams: The Boy who Waited’ in Doctor Who Companions ed. Sherry Ginn and Gillian Leitch, McFarland (2016).

Chapter: ‘Solaris: Lem/Tarkovsky/Soderbergh: Adaptations in Space’ in Science Fiction across the Media: Adaptation/Novelization, series, SF Worlds: Critical Studies in Science Fiction, Gylphi, (2013).

Chapter: ‘The Doctor Who Experience and Experiencing Doctor Who’ in Doctor Who: Fan Phenomena, ed. Paul Booth, London: Intellect, (2013).

Catalogue and Magazine

March 2020: Article on Marion Adnams in Derby International Women’s Day Festival Magazine

January 2020: Contribution to article on ‘Trees’ by Mark Hudson for Royal Academy Magazine.

November 2019: Contribution to Catalogue entry on Marion Adnams for British Surrealism exhibition, Dulwich Picture Gallery (March 2020).


2018,: ‘Thingness’ Arts Research Exhibition, Digital & Material Artistic Research Centre (DMARC) School of Arts University of Derby: Video Installation: ‘Researching Marion Adnams’. 

Dec 2017-March 2018: Exhibition Co-curator: ‘Marion Adnams: A Singular Woman’ exhibition: Derby Museum. 

Video Installation: ‘Researching Marion Adnams’ at Marion Adnams exhibition(Soundtrack by Des O’Brien). 

a narrow country road lined on either side by mature trees

Dr Teresa Forde, Senior Lecturer in Film and Media at the University of Derby, discusses how you end a long-running series, such as Game of Thrones.