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Dr Patrick O'Neill

Lecturer in Film Studies


I have been working at Kingston University since 2005 teaching film and media studies, and have taught on a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, including Introduction to the History and Theory of Film (module leader), Approaches to Cinema (tutor) and Hollywood Directors (module leader).

I am currently leading the level 4 media studies module, Media @ Work.

I also work as an Academic Advisor at CASE, and was previously employed as a visiting lecturer in film studies at Roehampton University. 

Areas of specialism

  • Youth in cinema
  • Hollywood Genres
  • American Independent Cinema
  • British Cinema
  • Quality American TV.


  • PhD Film Studies, Kingston University, London, 2016
  • MA Film Studies, Kingston University, London, 2003
  • BA (Hons) Film/TV & English, 2.1, Brunel University, 1998


I am currently engaged in research which focuses on the portrayal of youth in cinema (Sept 2017). I am my disseminating my PhD (book proposal, journal articles) which focused on 1980s teen films. 


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O'Neill, Patrick [Reviewer] (2016) Book Review of: 'Breaking Bad: The Official Book', by David Thomson. Viewfinder Online,


O'Neill, Patrick (2016) Investigating the 1980s Hollywood teen genre : adolescence, character, space. (PhD thesis), Kingston University.

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