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School of Arts and Media

Alex McDonagh


I completed my BA and MA in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick. In 2011 I completed a second MA in Archaeology and Heritage Management at the University of Exeter. I am currently researching a PhD in Digital Heritage at the University of Salford and I started my full-time post at Salford in September 2016.


I currently teach undergraduates on the Critical and Contextual Studies modules. I module lead Level 4 and Level 5 modules for Graphic Design, Design, 3D Interiors and Film & TV students.

Research Interests

My research interests are broadly based in heritage and culture and I take a multidisciplinary approach influenced by archaeological theory, phenomenology, sociology and simulation theory. I am particularly interested in the ways that heritage and culture are formed in everyday and subaltern contexts and how digital media may affect the perception or agency of dominant cultural discourses.

Qualifications and Memberships

BA (Hons) Classical Civilisation

MA (Research) Classics and Ancient History

MA Archaeology and Heritage Management

Member of the Leisure Studies Association


McDonagh, A. (2016). Building a digital park: recontextualising lived experiences at Towneley Park, Burnley. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network 9 (1)