Dr Anne O'Brien

Media Studies, Motherhood Project

Lecturer

Iontas
1st Floor
1.17
(01) 7086470

Biography

 I am a Lecturer with the Department of Media Studies and I coordinate our audio-visual production modules. My research focuses on gender and creative industries, women’s production work and representations of women in Irish broadcasting. I have also undertaken research on community media, in funded projects for the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. I have produced a number of documentaries and series for broadcast. I am a member of Women in Film and Television Ireland and was an appointee to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. 

Books

  Year Publication
2011 The Politics of Tourism Development.
O'Brien, A. (2011) The Politics of Tourism Development. London: Palgrave MacMillan. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2014 'The Librarian and the Media Producer: Creating an Audio Archive based on a unique collection'
O' Brien, A. & Fallon, H. (2014) 'The Librarian and the Media Producer: Creating an Audio Archive based on a unique collection' In: B.L. Eden (eds). The New Librarianship. Landham MD: Scarecrow Press. [Details]
2010 'Tourism in Crisis'
O' Brien, A. (2010) 'Tourism in Crisis' In: Perry Share & Mary Corcoran (eds). Irish Sociological Chronicles. Dublin: IPA Publications. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2017 '‘Feminine or Feminist? Women’s Media Leadership’'
O'Brien, A. (2017) '‘Feminine or Feminist? Women’s Media Leadership’'. Feminist Media Studies, 17 (5) [Details]
2017 '(Not) Getting the credit: Women, liminal subjectivity and resisting neoliberalism in documentary production'
O' Brien, A. (2017) '(Not) Getting the credit: Women, liminal subjectivity and resisting neoliberalism in documentary production'. MEDIA, CULTURE AND SOCIETY, [Details]
2017 'Community Radio democratic participation and the public sphere'
O' Brien, A. & Gaynor, N. (2017) 'Community Radio democratic participation and the public sphere'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 25 (1):29-47 [Details]
2014 ''Men own television':why women leave media work'
O' Brien, A. (2014) ''Men own television':why women leave media work'. Media, Culture and Society, 36 (8):1207-1218 [Details]
2014 'Its a Man's World: A Qualitative Study of the (non) Mediation of Women and Politics on Prime Time During the 2011 General Election'
O' Brien, A. (2014) 'Its a Man's World: A Qualitative Study of the (non) Mediation of Women and Politics on Prime Time During the 2011 General Election'. Irish Political Studies, 29 (4):505-521 [Details]
2012 'Because it all begins with talk:Community radio as a vital element in community development'
O' Brien, A. & Gaynor, N. (2012) 'Because it all begins with talk:Community radio as a vital element in community development'. Community Development Journal, 47 (3):436-447 [Details]
2012 'Wasting a good crisis:Developmental Failure and Irish Tourism since 2008'
O' Brien, A. (2012) 'Wasting a good crisis:Developmental Failure and Irish Tourism since 2008'. Annals of Tourism Research, 39 (2):1138-1155 [Details]
2012 'Voice of the people? Objectives versus outcomes for community radio in Ireland'
O' Brien, A. & Gaynor, N. (2012) 'Voice of the people? Objectives versus outcomes for community radio in Ireland'. Radio Journal, 10 (2):145-160 [Details]
2011 'Community Radio in Ireland:'Defeudalising' the Public Sphere'
O' Brien, A. & Gaynor, N. (2011) 'Community Radio in Ireland:'Defeudalising' the Public Sphere'. JAVNOST-THE PUBLIC, 18 (3):23-38 [Details]
2010 'Beyond policy-making:institutional regimes, the state and policy implementation in the Irish case'
O' Brien, A. (2010) 'Beyond policy-making:institutional regimes, the state and policy implementation in the Irish case'. Current Issues in Tourism, 13 (6):563-577 [Details]
2017 '‘Best and worst practice: a case study of qualitative gender balance in Irish broadcasting’'
O’ Brien, A. & Suiter, J. (2017) '‘Best and worst practice: a case study of qualitative gender balance in Irish broadcasting’'. MEDIA, CULTURE AND SOCIETY, [Details]
2017 '‘Community Radio and Governance: Leadership, Relationship and Identity’'
O'Brien, A. (2017) '‘Community Radio and Governance: Leadership, Relationship and Identity’'. Radio Journal, [Details]
2016 '“A fine old time”: Feminist subjectivities and Irish journalism in the 1970s'
O'Brien, A. (2016) '“A fine old time”: Feminist subjectivities and Irish journalism in the 1970s'. Irish Studies Review, 25 (1) [Details]
2015 'Producing Television and Reproducing Gender'
O' Brien, A. (2015) 'Producing Television and Reproducing Gender'. Television and New Media, 16 (3):259-274 [Details]
2015 'Not in the Hot Seat: The Impact of Broadcasting on Women'
O' Brien, A. (2015) 'Not in the Hot Seat: The Impact of Broadcasting on Women'. Eire-Ireland, 50 (1&2):169-188 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2017 Women's Liminal subjectivity in documentary production.
O' Brien, A. (2017) Women's Liminal subjectivity in documentary production. [International Refereed Conference], International Association for Media and Communications Researchers, Cartagena, Colombia [Details]
2017 Women in Community Radio:An Irish Case Study.
O' Brien, A. (2017) Women in Community Radio:An Irish Case Study. [International Refereed Conference], International Association for Media and Communications Researchers, Cartagena, Colombia [Details]
2017 Not Getting the Credit: Women, Liminal Subjectivity, and Resisting Neoliberalism in Documentary Production.
O' Brien, A. (2017) Not Getting the Credit: Women, Liminal Subjectivity, and Resisting Neoliberalism in Documentary Production. [International Refereed Conference], Mediating Cultural Work, University of Leicester, United Kingdom [Details]
2016 Pledge for Parity: Leading in media industries & accelerating gender parity.
O' Brien, A. (2016) Pledge for Parity: Leading in media industries & accelerating gender parity. [Oral Presentation], Gender & Diversity: Leadership, Development and Activism in Ireland Symposium, Maynooth University [Details]
2016 Community Radio and Governance: Leadership, Relationship and Identity.
O' Brien, A. (2016) Community Radio and Governance: Leadership, Relationship and Identity. [International Refereed Conference], International Association for Media and Communications Researchers, University of Leicester UK [Details]
2016 Looking back, Looking forward: Learning lessons for women in decision making roles.
O' Brien, A. (2016) Looking back, Looking forward: Learning lessons for women in decision making roles. [International Refereed Conference], International Association for Media and Communications Researchers, University of Leicester, United Kingdom [Details]
2016 Women in Creative Industries: Media Leadership Roles.
O’ Brien, A. (2016) Women in Creative Industries: Media Leadership Roles. [International Refereed Conference], Gender Work Organisation 9th Biennial International Interdisciplinary conference, Keele University, United Kingdom [Details]
2015 Invisible Inequality: A case study of the Irish television sector.
O'Brien, A. (2015) Invisible Inequality: A case study of the Irish television sector. [International Refereed Conference], Console-ing Passions International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media and Feminism, Dublin [Details]
2015 Hear Hoofbeats – Think Zebra: Women’s participation in a prefeminst media labour force in late 1970s Ireland.
O'Brien, A. (2015) Hear Hoofbeats – Think Zebra: Women’s participation in a prefeminst media labour force in late 1970s Ireland. [International Refereed Conference], FemGenSex Research Network Symposium Gendered Politics of Production: Girls and Women as Media Producers, Middlesex University London [Details]
2015 Why women leave media work.
O'Brien, A. (2015) Why women leave media work. [Oral Presentation], Symposium on Women and Work in the Creative Industries, Dundalk Institute of Technology [Details]
2014 Making or Breaking the glass ceiling? The gendering of production work in the Irish television industry’.
O'Brien, A. (2014) Making or Breaking the glass ceiling? The gendering of production work in the Irish television industry’. [International Refereed Conference], Gender Work Organisation 8th Biennial International Interdisciplinary conference, Keele University, United Kingdom [Details]
2014 Creating the Ken Saro Wiwa Audio Archive.
O'Brien, A. (2014) Creating the Ken Saro Wiwa Audio Archive. [Invited Oral Presentation], Librarian as Researcher Seminar Academic and National Library Training Co-operative, Trinity College Dublin [Details]
2014 The Ken Saro-Wiwa Audio Archive: Creating an Open Access Archive in Soundcloud.
O'Brien, A. (2014) The Ken Saro-Wiwa Audio Archive: Creating an Open Access Archive in Soundcloud. [Invited Oral Presentation], Higher Education Authority Libraries Conference, Trinity College Dublin [Details]
2013 Production Studies and Gendered Media Work’.
O' Brien, A. (2013) Production Studies and Gendered Media Work’. [International Refereed Conference], International Communications Association Pre Conference Challenging Communications Research, Leeds University, United Kingdom [Details]
2013 Community Media and Community Activism.
O' Brien, A. (2013) Community Media and Community Activism. [International Refereed Conference], International Association for Media and Communications Researchers, Dublin [Details]
2013 Women, Politics and Representation.
O' Brien, A. (2013) Women, Politics and Representation. [International Refereed Conference], International Association for Media and Communications Researchers, Dublin [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2010 Drivers of Change? Community Radio in Ireland.
O' Brien, A. & Gaynor, N. (2010) Drivers of Change? Community Radio in Ireland. Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, BAI Dublin. [Details]