Nina Jones

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Position:​Lecturer in Contemporary Media
​School:​Cardiff School of Education
​ Telephone:​029 2020 1574
​Room No:​C017



Research Groups:
Arts and Humanities Research Group (AHRG)

Research Interests:
• Television Industries
• Television Drama
• Media Theory
• Celebrity Culture
• Gender studies
• Digital Cultures and New Media
• Media and Education


Conference papers:
Jones, N 2012. Research Paper ‘Wales and Welshness: The Indian Doctor’ at the Annual Postgraduate Conference, University of Glamorgan, June 2012. Cardiff.

Jones, N 2012. ‘Welsh and Scottish Television Drama Production: network imperatives’ at Cyfrwng Creative and Cultural Industries Postgraduate Conference, University of Glamorgan. Sept 2012. Cardiff.

Jones, N 2014. ‘“The Best Person”: Producer Perspectives of Production Talent in Wales and Scotland’ at Becoming Scotland: Screen Cultures in a Small Nation, Queen Margaret University. Aug 2014. Edinburgh.

Guest Speaker/Position Piece:
Jones, N 2013. ‘Transformations in Wales and Scotland: A Television Drama Production Perspective’ at Imagining Scotland through Cultural Policy, Queen Margaret University. April 2013. Edinburgh.

Jones, N 2014. Position Piece, ‘“The Best Person”: Producer Perspectives of Production Talent in Wales and Scotland’ at Shaping Scotland’s Talent: Change, Flexibility and New Pathways in the Screen Industries, University of Glasgow, March 2014. Glasgow.


I joined Cardiff Metropolitan University as a Lecturer in Contemporary Media in January 2012 and teach on various modules (levels 4-6) including: Introduction to Contemporary Media, Media Industries, Moving Image, Scriptwriting, Meeting Individual Needs and Digital Cultures and New Media.   I had previously spent two years at University of South Wales where I began my PhD candidature and taught on various media based modules.  I am currently in the writing up phase of my PhD thesis which will be completed by July, 2015.  The thesis analyses the representation of Wales and Scotland in BBC television drama production and content. 

I graduated with a first class BA Hons degree in Broadcast Media and Popular Culture from UWIC in 2008 before taking a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) qualification at the University of Wales, Newport 2008-10.  During this time I taught A-Level Film Studies at Barry Comprehensive School and spent a brief time teaching basic literacy skills at Barry College (now Cardiff and the Vale College) and SportTrain.  At SportTrain I specialised in teaching and mentoring NEET'S through sports-based activities. 

Further Information

Current teaching:
Introduction to Contemporary Media
Digital Cultures and New Media         
Media Industries
Moving Image
Professional Practice and Research Methods
Meeting Individual Needs (Education)

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