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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.

Courses taught




  • 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. 

Research student supervision


Number of items: 3.


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

Book Section

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, no. 3) ISBN 9781848882362


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

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