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School of Arts and Media

Maire Tracey

Senior Lecturer in Media Practice/Programme Leader MA Media Production and MA Production Management for TV, Film and Digital Media


I have worked at Salford for the past 5 years. Prior to teaching, I was an award-winning Producer / Director with 15 years’ experience making factual programmes. After doing a BA in German and French and an MA in Modern International Studies, I started my TV career as a researcher making travel programmes for The Travel Channel. I then worked as a producer / director across a wide range of programmes from science and history documentaries to Factual Entertainment. I have made programmes with Stephen Hawking, Desmond Tutu and Rik Mayall among others. I have worked at BBC, Granada TV, Blakeway North and True North and have produced and directed for ITV, C4, BB2, FIVE, Discovery and NatGeo. My Producer / Director credits include: Eye of the Storm, 40 Years of University Challenge, Farewell Mike, Emmerdale Secrets, Battlefield Detectives, Building the Ultimate, Naked Science and Ultimate Olympics. During my 10 years at Granada, I also worked at the New York Times to co-produce factual programmes. I have filmed all over the world including China, USA, South Africa, Mexico, Australasia and Europe and negotiated access to high security secret military locations.


MA Media Production BA TV and Radio

Research Interests

Sustainable Production Documentary Re-enactment

Qualifications and Memberships

MA Fellow HEA