Dr Patrick O'Neill


I teach film and media studies at Kingston University and have taught on a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate  modules: Introduction to the History and Theory of Film (module leader); Hollywood Directors (module leader); Approaches to Cinema (tutor); Hollywood and Beyond (tutor); Media @ Work (module leader); Writing about Film (Module Leader); Dissertation: Research and Reflection (tutor); Film Dissertation (module leader); Critical Issues in Filmmaking (Tutor); Special Topics in Film Cultures and British Cinema: 1960s to Today (tutor). I also work as an academic skills advisor at CASE. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Film Studies


  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • PhD Film Studies, Kingston University
  • MA Film Studies, Kingston University
  • BA (Hons) Film/TV with English, Brunel University

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


I am currently engaged in research which focuses on the portrayal of youth in cinema: book chapters, journal articles and book proposals.  

Research student supervision


Number of items: 5.


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

Book Section

O'Neill, Patrick (2021) Adolescence and its psychological phases in Tom Cruise’s 1980s teen films. In: Redmond, Sean, (ed.) Starring Tom Cruise. Detroit, U.S. : Wayne State University Press. ISBN 9780814347195

O'Neill, Patrick (2021) Space, interiors and 1980s Hollywood teen films. In: Kirkham, Pat and Lichtman, Sarah A, (eds.) Screen interiors : from country houses to cosmic heterotopias. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Visual Arts. ISBN 9781350150584

O'Neill, Patrick (2013) The construction of space and place in the Hollywood teen film. In: Kilickiran, Didem , Alegria, Christina and Haddrell, Carl, (eds.) Space and place : exploring critical issues. Oxford, U.K. : Inter-Disciplinary Press. pp. 55-63. (Critical issues, (3)) ISBN 9781848882362


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

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