Ms Maire Tracey

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technologies

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Current positions

Senior Lecturer


I am a Senior Lecturer in Media Practice and Programme Leader for MA Documentary Production, MA Drama Production, MA Editing Production and MA Wildlife Documentary Production.

I joined the University of Salford in 2013 and have taught across undergrad and post grad programmes.

Prior to my academic career, I was a documentary maker specialising in science and history documentaries and primarily international filming. I have made documentaries with Stephen Hawking and Michio Kaku about Time Travel for Nat Geo and with Desmond Tutu for ITV . I have directed documentaries about Prehistoric America for Nat Geo, Battlefield Detectives for The History Channel and Eye of the Storm for ITV among others.

I worked chiefly at Granada TV here in Salford and also at the BBC and independent TV production companies. While at Granada, I was based at The New York Times working with journalists to develop documentary ideas from news stories. Prior to the Beijing Olympics, I worked with CICC (China International Capital Corporation) and Discovery to make sports documentaries.

I am School Leader for ALBERT Sustainable Production and also for the Edinburgh TV Network.

For the past 3 years I have been a Judge for the Royal Television Society Awards

Areas of Research

I am award-winning documentary maker. I have produced and directed more 20 films ranging from specialist factual science and history documentaries to factual entertainment docs.

I have filmed extensively in China and have presented a paper about China's TV Goldrush.

I recently directed and produced a documentary All that is Buried about South African creatives as part of the South African Modernism AHRC Research Project. I have also co-written a journal article about this experience entitled The Making of All That Is Buried: Dialog, Chronotope and Decoloniality.


I teach across all L7 documentary modules. I module lead 4 MA modules including Practice Based Research and Dissertation Modules.

I have taught L4, L5 and L6 BA module for BA Television and Radio Production and was Module Leader for Final Project 60 credit module

I have also been External Examiner at Bournemouth University and also at Liverpool University XJTLU.

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • MA Modern International Studies

    1992 - 1993
  • BA (Hons) European Languages and Institutions (German and French)

    1988 - 1992