Dr Nina Jones

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Position:​Senior Lecturer in Media
​School:​ Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy
​E- mail:najones@cardiffmet.ac.uk
​ 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


Jones, N (2018) ‘We’re seeing plenty of Welsh locations in BBC dramas – one day they may be shows about Wales’. The Conversation (online) Available at: https://theconversation.com/were-seeing-plenty-of-welsh-locations-in-bbc-dramas-one-day-they-may-be-shows-about-wales-92628

Jones, N (2018) ‘Wales is more than mere window-dressing’. Morning Star (online) Available at: https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/culture-wales-more-mere-window-dressing

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 in January 2012 and lecture on various undergraduate and postgraduate modules (levels 4-7) including: Meaning in Media, Moving Image, Digital Cultures and New Media, and Law, Ethics and Landscape.

My doctoral thesis, from the University of South Wales (July 2016) examines the BBC and its impact upon the television drama production ecology in Wales and Scotland between the years 2003-2013. It offers original primary research that captures the voices of those working within the BBC and independent institutions to assess the ways in which they interpret, negotiate and implement key BBC policy initiatives as well as other non-policy factors related to the representation of the UK's nations and regions. The research also analyses the ways in which Wales and Scotland are represented within BBC fictional content during this period of time.


1st Class BA (Hons) Broadcast Media and Popular Culture

PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET)

PhD 'Beyond the M25: BBC Television Drama in Wales and Scotland (2003-2013)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

For more information on Media and Communications at Cardiff Metropolitan University, please visit: https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/education/courses/Pages/Media-and-Communications-BA-(Hons)-Degree.aspx

For more information on MA Specialist Journalism at Cardiff Metropolitan University, please visit: https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/education/courses/Pages/Specialist-Journalism---MA.aspx

Further Information

Current teaching:          

Meaning in Media

Media Industries Moving Image Digital Cultures and New Media

Law, Ethics and Landscape