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School of Arts and Media

Clare Neylon

Lecturer in Media and Performance


I started my career in theatre after graduating with a BA (hons) in Drama and Theatre from Trinity College, Dublin. I was particularly interested in interactive and multi-media performance and this led to an exploration of film, particularly documentary. After working in the fields of film, media and live performance in Ireland, Germany and Australia, I moved to Manchester to pursue an MA in filmmaking at MMU. I taught for one year at MMU after graduating and have been working full time at the university of Salford since 2014. In Manchester, I have created work for the Library Theatre Company, the Manchester Art Gallery, Norfox young People’s Theatre and the Stockport Air raid Shelters.


I teach on Acting Methods 1 and 2 (acting for screen) at level 4, Introduction to Scriptwriting and Acting for the Camera at level 5 and I teach on and supervise Video Project at both level 5 and 6.

I supervise personal Research Projects in the areas of film, documentary, women’s and gender issues and history.

Research Interests

I am interested in practice-based research around forgotten history, documentary film and women’s history.

I am currently researching the theatre and films of the suffrage movement and producing creative responses to that body of work as well as researching the archive of material in this field that is, as yet, largely unexplored.

Qualifications and Memberships

MA Filmmaking, 2012, Manchester Metropolitan University

BA (hons) Drama and Theatre Studies, 2000, Trinity College Dublin

Member of Women in Film and Television


‘To Hear Her Voice’ a short research documentary on the plays written for the suffrage movement was screened at the London Feminist Film Festival in 2013.